Piezo on Silver with Multigrade Paper


When printing piezo negs on multigrade silver paper, is there an ideal contrast grade to work with?



When I first tested PiezoDN and silver I printed with a #2 filter. But having time to think I believe printing on a 00 filter/contrast-grade is best because this allows for slightly smoother tones (less grain) because you’re able to print with more ink shades.



Yeah, I was thinking that lower contrast would place it in a tonal response range more similar to the alt processes that most of the curves already work so well with.


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Interesting day in the darkroom… at the exposures needed to achieve DMax on the step wedge, the contrast grades had significant impact on the image. Check them out…