why did the forum Crossover

an overnight. Not every error is the same error; not every color error is a crossover. Most aren’t.

separations. telling theory from experience. the cowboy from the hat

pigment diameters: a pigment isn’t a colorant of a fixed size. It doesn’t have to “fail to fit thru those tiny nozzles” in a jet printer to be a pigment. That test is a failure to thrive in a learning world.

Structural pigments don’t have color.

A dye is a colorant which is molecularly dispersed or solvated by a carrier. The carrier can be a liquid or a solid at room temperature. A commonly used carrier is water or a mixture of water and organic co-solvents. Each individual dye molecule is surrounded by molecules of the carrier. In dye-based inks, no particles are observable under the microscope.

Pigments are colored, black, white or fluorescent particulate organic or inorganic solids which usually are insoluble in, and essentially physically and chemically unaffected by, the vehicle or substrate in which they are incorporated. They alter appearance by selective absorption and/or by scattering of light. Pigments are usually dispersed in vehicles or substrates for application, as for instance in the manufacture or inks, paints, plastics or other polymeric materials. Pigments retain a crystal or particulate structure throughout the coloration process.” –CPMA – Color Pigment Manufacturers Association, Inc.

not a crossover. most of the green horns would think it was. this gif was made from two separate, seemingly balanced prints. at least the grey steps were correct.

The problem with pigment, carbon printers’ results are: Undercolor. undercolor — CMY have degraded, overlapped out of balance. UCR mask reduces these colors so that the K will be image content. Exposure controls amount removed. Soup the mask to a contrast that reduces in the shadow of the separation negatives.

mask is option in best match colorant sets.

the essential is matrix, dye, blank

masking is an aid to holding the Chrome for the paper

he was good at transferring information without killing imagination

reading The Wrong Paper

as we learn one thing we forgo another. As we look for something, we don’t see the other. Various ways of saying to walk lightly, look softly, be open — said often. However, the nature of knowing means acquiring greater focus, digging deeper into something. Perhaps genius is found by the loose grip; others must hold on tightly.

Paper was always my way of acquiring the other facts of life. Words and pictures intermixed. There have been many newspaper/journals in my circling around my purposes. In the wayback 60s, artist tabloids, and newspapers were printed on newsprint in effort to be distributed widely, cheaply. It was all transient.

as a photographer, I learned to interpret the difference between that printed page and the printed photo. Even gaining skill to provide prints to be reprinted by the cheap web print. These days interpretation between screen space and my spaces — darkroom and printroom — is made easier. It is called do-check learning.

the paper print as prompt

Threepenny uses many photographs in their paper. It isn’t a photography publication, but the editors understand and give much care to providing space for photography. I am happy that it links me to former students.

The pictures must be interpreted by an understanding that comes from open, informed eyes. These type of publications provide the backup for vision. They serve to exercise the deeper eye. That bundle behind.