Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/07/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] digital quality
From: John Brownlow <>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 14:41:40 -0400

on 26/7/00 9:26 am, Austin Franklin at wrote:

> As far as B&W printing goes, you can print a wider range of tones, and more
> tones, with a Piezo printer than you can with photographic paper.  At least
> that's the claim of the Piezography B&W printing system...

Jerry Olson over on Digital Silver is a super-duper obsessive grain sniffer
(he puts you lot to shame) and he says that his piezo prints (from a 3000,
using various watercolor papers), are 'better than a darkroom print by far'.

The reason is pretty much the same reason that gravure prints in a book
often look better than the actual prints (HCB is a classic example).

It's not for the faint have to be prepared to hotwire your
printer and take all sorts of pain... but if you've ever seen any of Jerry's
stuff you better believe he knows what he's talking about.
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John Brownlow