LK-Photo Print Studio uses Piezography for all black and white prints

Utilizing my print services you can get photographic artwork of the highest quality. This technic is used by real black and white photo entusiasts all over the world.

Piezography is a brand of monochromatic inks and software that produce what is unarguably the absolute highest-standard in black and white printing. It was first introduced as a Trademarked brand in 2000 and has gone through successive improvements and changes over the years.

It’s primary purpose is printing black & white photographs with carbon. Today, it is a fully mature and developed product with benefits that remain the target of past and current OEMs. It’s a notch well above current OEM systems and sets a level of its own.

A Piezography system includes a set of replacement inks, a set of reusable cartridges, a special OS X / Windows printer RIP which replaces the Epson printer driver, and an array of proprietary media profiles. Extensive user manuals are provided as well as the Industry’s highest regarded product and technical support.

One of the benefits of the Piezography proprietary media profiles is to double the optical resolution of the converted Epson printer. They also produce more printable locations for microdots allowing a substantially smoother tonal lattitude. Combined with up to seven shades of carbon ink, these proprietary media profiles produce greater accuity and detail, smoother skin tones, increased shadow and highlight detail, and substantially more gray levels than the Epson ABW system. Piezography is the only system capable of printing tens of thousands of gray levels making it a perfect accompaniement to 16 bit raw photography.

The Piezography system is totally democratic. An iPhonographer can make extraordinary 20x24 prints with a Piezography system. Owners of the new high resolution cameras, and those investing in Leica sensors will finally see the gains that these investments in gear can produce. The plain fact is that Piezography squeezes the best out of any digital camera. When film is scanned, a much greater tonal lattitude can be printed than in the darkroom. When used to make digital negatives, Piezography emulates tradtional film without any of the digital artifacts associated with making inkjet film.

The final proof is always in the printing. The most striking characteristic of a Piezography print is produced from the increased load of high quality carbon pigment being printed. The dMax will pick up nearly a full stop as it dries. The quality and preparation of the carbon printed in a thick emulsion on the fine art matte printmaking paper produces an effect not unlike light reflecting off the dust of a butterflies wings. Piezography when printed on fine art baryta surfaces eliminates all gloss differential and bronzing.

This text is directly copied from piezography.com where you can get a deep understanding how this amazing technic works

All black and white work I do are printed with the Piezography system, both my own photographs and those I do for other photographers in my print studio. It is really amazing how this system can reproduce the finest tone differences in particular the dark end of the tone scale. Tone shifts that are hardly visible on the calibrated Eizo screen are beautifully rendered on the print.

In my print studio I use the "Warm Neutral" Piezography ink-set. This gives a very close to neutral shade on Hahnemule Photo Rag Ultra Smooth matt paper and a clearly warmer shade printed on Canson Infinity Platine Fiber Rag baryta (close to traditional darkroom paper surface) paper. On the right hand image here under you can compare the results printed on these two stocks.

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