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Re: Generations 4 for B/W



David,

If it's not asking too big a favor could you share how you get selinium toned
looking prints using Generations. I personally like that better than most other
B&W looks. Sorry very new to this. My CIS and generations hopefully will be
delivered next week.

Thanks,
Bill

David Corwin wrote:

> on 1/16/01 9:47 AM PST, Heath Sandall wrote:
>
> > Does anybody have input on the quality of B/W prints produced using the
> > Generations 4 inks.  I would be using a 4 color printer (1160).
>
> Heath-
> You can get interesting, even stunningly beautiful B/W prints using Gen4 on
> an 1160.  However, the problems you will encounter are-
> 1.  Dots in light toned areas of your print.
> 2.  Can not use glossy or photo papers.
> 3.  Inability to get a "neutral" tone.  I find the grayscale prints using
> Generations (I still have Gen3) to be slightly green (at least on Archival
> matte).
>
> So what I do is to create toned prints (using custom duo, tri and quadtones)
> in Photoshop.  You can achieve warm, cold, sepia, selenium or any of an
> infinite variety of tones.  The biggest challenge is eliminating color casts
> (or learning to accept them).
>
> E-mail me off list if you need further input.
>
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