Pleas Help me with my grainy Digital negative....

Discussion in 'Wet and Dry Hybrid prints' started by lzhou1, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. lzhou1

    lzhou1 Member

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    i am currently working on Pt/Pd printing. i use inkpress and pictorico film and epson 4880 in photo black. the tonality is excellent after i calibrated the curve. But the image is kinda grainy. Because i also print directly from large format in-camera film, the result i got from the digital negative is far worse than what i got from a large format film. Dose anyone has problem with grain that from negative?

    Ps, i use Na2 as contrast agent, so it is because of the negative. Also, i can see grain on negative.

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. pschwart

    pschwart Member

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    How are you controlling the inks- ABW? QTR?
    How are you creating your correction curve?
    What driver settings are you using? You will definitely want to use glossy media and all the highest quality options (low speed, finest detail).
    Using more ink channels is one way to achieve smoother tonalities and reduce apparent graininess. That cananslate to making colorized negatives, or using a RIP like QTR for finer control.
     
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