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Zzyzx

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Carbon Pigment Prints - a digital lie?
« on: June 13, 2011, 05:28:30 PM »

I read a paper test by Mr. Dubovoy and he mentions 'Carbon Pigment Prints'.

I do Carbon prints. I use real carbon pigment as scraped from a lampshade used on my kerosene lamp. I mix the gelatin, melt and pour and sensitize and contact print the negative using a UV light source. Then soak in warm water for the carbon transfer.

Why don't you call your print Digital carbon inkjet prints?

Trying to fool people is not a good thing. Your prints are not Carbon or Carbon Pigment as traditionally understood in photography.
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Re: Carbon Pigment Prints - a digital lie?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 05:43:36 PM »

Before you put up inflammatory posts, do your homework.  Carbon pigment printing has existed for inkjets for some time.  You can read more here.
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 05:55:21 PM »

The OP needs to do more research on Mark. He us doing *multilayer* colour carbon prints using exactly the wet process mentioned. Lots of painstaking alignment work involved in lining up the layers fir each trip through the development process. No inkjet involved except perhaps the original digital negative for the contact printing.

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Re: Carbon Pigment Prints - a digital lie?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 06:06:54 PM »

anonymous troll.....
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011, 06:40:46 PM »

dude, WTF? Do your homework, you troll.
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Re: Carbon Pigment Prints - a digital lie?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2011, 07:05:04 PM »

Before you put up inflammatory posts, do your homework.  Carbon pigment printing has existed for inkjets for some time.  You can read more here.

Alan - thanks for that reference. Paul Roark's work is truly first-rate - great compositions and tonality
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Re: Carbon Pigment Prints - a digital lie?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2011, 07:18:14 PM »

For the record, carbon prints as described by the OP are incredibly fun to do, and you can start with a digital image. Here's a blog entry I wrote a while back about trying my hand at it: http://www.danecreekfolios.com/blog/2011/2/14/carbon-prints-on-moab-paper.html.

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