Hey everyone. I have updated the Piezography Community Edition with new master curves for most traditional Piezography printers.
These new master curves are named like so: (inkset)-(ink hue)-(black ink type)-MASTER.quad
For example: P2-CAR-PKHD-MASTER.quad means it is a “P2” curve built for “Carbon” ink hue using the new “PK-HD” ink and that it’s a “Master” curve (a generalized starting curve for linearization).
I’ve built new master curves for normal Piezography Photo Black (formerly WN1), new Piezography PK HD (originally only sold for Pro ink purchases but available soon for every Piezography customer), and the new UltraHD-MK ink.
The new photo black curves offer less total ink usage, better gloss differential control, higher dMax (with both WN1 and PKHD) and better dot placement.
We are seeing L* values of 1.43 on some papers with traditional Piezography and the PK-HD ink. That is a dMax around 2.82!!! L* for the new curves using the old WN1 ink has dropped from the 5.5 range to the 3.4 range.
The UltraHD-MK master curves will also work with normal Piezography MK (Neutral 1) and will actually increase that ink’s printed dMax slightly as well.
We are seeing L* values on matte paper in the 12.9 range for UltraHD-MK master curves and ink. That is a dMax of 1.81.
Long store short,
these new curves will work with ink you already have, and will work with new UltraHD-MK and PK-HD ink if you decide to upgrade to that for your traditional Piezography printer.
All the best,