We are now ofering UV densitomery services. Accurate UV densitometry for calibrating your contact printing process is done on our X-Rite 361T densitometer. Ortho readings are also available. Priced for 11 steps, 21 steps and 51 steps. Please print out two IDENTICAL wedges that you need tested. Steps should be no smaller than 1/4" square. Send us one of the wedges in the mail in a rigid light tight envelope and retain the other for your reference. We will e-mail you the densities and will keep the printed wedge for our records. Please indicate on your film which type of reading you need, UV or Ortho. Testing in both modes will double the step tests and cost.
Please use these calibrated wedge links below for printing densitometry test wedges.
Muhammad Ali: A dustgrain photogravure plate that I made for photographer John Shearer. The edition was printed by the Center of Contemporary Printmaking in New Haven, CT. Photogravure ©2012 John Shearer
|Download 21 Step Wedge
|Download 51 Step Wedge
Digital Inkjet Positives for Photogravure 13x19"
When printing with these settings I don't make any adjustments to your image as this is too subjective and should already be done by you. You should adjust your file to look good on your monitor while using Gray Gamma 2.2 and as you would like to see the final print. This will be printed with our custom profile for photogravure.
Printed Transparency: $45.00 plus $8.00 for S&H in THE US.
Technical Consultations are available for QuadtoneRIP, photogravure and photo etching
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