Print with National Geographic Inks

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by Mustafa Umut Sarac, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Mustafa Umut Sarac

    Mustafa Umut Sarac Subscriber

    Oct 29, 2006
    35mm RF
    Here is a easier to find , quality ink to print your alternative or digital prints.
    National Geographic uses 300 tonnes a month and I think it can be reachable.
    I dont like the NGMs past 20 years but they sometimes print excellent tones , 80s tones still , they are rare.

    I sent a email to them to get a list of past 30 years CMYK ink suppliers and I will try to reach to the subject better.

    I dont know nearly anything about inkjet printers but they can adapt to print even human tissue.

    My question , is it possible to inkjet variable ink weight per same size dot ? Years ago , someone told me they can but not sure about it. This is the basis of old kodachrome and technicolor films and tiffdruck rotogravure print.

    By this way , I could find a rotogravure elliptical dot screening software for printer and voila , National Geographic Magazine Printing Press 390 tonnes at home.

    Someone can dye transfer with that ink also.

    I learned they switched to soy based inks and they stink !

    Best ,

    Mustafa Umut Sarac