Bob Kidd Photography | Sunday Street: Printmaking more than Black and White

Sunday Street: Printmaking more than Black and White

July 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

StairwaySee this Piezography print at the South County Art Association - Member Annual Exhibit. Opening reception July 19th at 7pm.

 

 

When it comes to photographers and printmaking you quickly hear a lot about preferences. Both brands and types of paper are more fuel for disagreement than discussion and that's ok with me. I have learned through observation and printmaking experience that there is no best inkjet paper, but rather the paper that works the best for you and your particular printed photograph. Just as different film emulsions produce different looks and feeling, so does paper. 

 

There are tons of links on line where you can peruse paper reviews, evaluations and even comparisons. I have read my share. My own conclusion is that it all depends. When I look at the printed results from a single image printed on several different baryta papers, I do not see a better or worse, but some very slight differences among a handful of Red River, Canson and Hahnemüle proof prints scanned for accurate presentation.

 

RRP BarytaRed River Baryta

 

 

Canson BarytaCanson Baryta

 

 

Hahnemüle FA BarytaHahnemüle FA Baryta

 

 

Hahnemüle FA Baryta SatinHahnemüle FA Baryta Satin

 

Each of these baryta papers makes a great print. The subtle differences represent their character, not their quality. Make your prints on what pleases you the most.

 

You can see the Stairway Piezography Selenium print at the South County Art Association Member Annual Exhibit. Opening Reception is Thursday, July 19th at 7pm. I look forward to seeing you there.

 

See ya around,

Bob 


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