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I've recently been working with the EPSON 3000 printer and a quadtone inkset from MIS. I've been working with a photographer by the name of Ron Compton, whose recently published (by Aperture Press) book, Still Point, contained a great many beautiful black and white images.

Needless to say, this has been a real learning experience, and I'd like to share information with anyone who might be interested, or experienced with this production technique.

-- Marc Sitkin (mbs@digitalmomentum.com), September 21, 1999


I've been working with the MIS Quadtone inks off and on (more off I think than on) for about a year now. Doing them correctly (which means to me isolating the light inks and dark inks into appropriate tonal zones) is indeed a learning experience. One of the most interesting things that I've learned is that this isn't really black and white -- it is a CMYK color process that just happens to use gray(ish) inks. So, goodness help me, I had to dig into the color stuff and learn it from the ground up. But knowledge, difficult as it may be to aquire, is grand. Now I can print real color too!

Hope a lot of folks join this forum and provide insight and commentary. We seem to be learning more from each other than from the books (though Blatner and Fraser's book Real World Photoshop 5 does have a great discussion on quadtones that I highly recommend).

-- Dan Culbertson (danculb@concentric.net), October 24, 1999.

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