Hey Boys, Hey Girls, Here We Go!
Newbie to Piezography. Just wasted enough Rag and Carbon to sing the Carbon Rag. After getting the system dialed in, Epson SHP-9000, PiezoProV2, PS2021, Leica M10_Monochrome, QuadTone, Print_Tool. My primary image and test targets were always dark. PS taking in DNG and outputting TIFF flattened with a grey2.2gamma profile.
Doing test prints on Canson Etching. the blacks were furious. Nothing could stop it. My monitor is BEMQ321-c and was hardware calibrated within 0.5E across the board. The monitor looked great, the print was way dark.
Finally I printed a 51 step on Quadtone and then a second at -15 gamma. It looked like 50L was being mapped from 28L. I applied a single curve adjustment mapping 50L back to 28L and although the screen print was very light, the print, now quad tone at 8/16 auto bits from a flat TIFF and no gamma correction produced a reasonably fine final print.
Can anyone tell me why it took so much tequila together here and why is my print so dark using "recommended"workflow.