Piezography is a black and white inkjet printmaking system that replaces the color inks in Epson printers with several shades of gray ink. It then uses special software and paper profiling technology to create prints with incredible tonal breadth and exceedingly rich detail. A Piezography print combines the deep blacks of a silver print and the subtle grays and highlights of a platinum print (actually, it exceeds both). No other printer or ink manufacturer can reach the same quality in monochrome.
With the recent release of Piezography Pro this year, there has never been a better time to dive into this amazing system. The innovations of Piezography Pro include the darkest blacks on earth, a gloss optimizer that seals and enhances the print at the same time as printing, and the ability to a create signature toned looks by using warm and cool gray inks, then blending them in the printing software. The user also has unprecedented access to tools for calibrating and fine tuning their unique printer and paper combinations.
This workshop will teach you to use this software confidently and competently to make prints that will knock your socks off. Most importantly, upon completion, you will be fully certified to use Latitude’s Piezography Pro printer on your own time, to make your own work (We’re one of the only community-access labs in the world to offer this)!
A few of the things we’ll cover:
▪ Pre-print checklist (printer, files, paper).
▪ Using the printmaking software.
▪ Workflow and expression for different paper substrates (matte & glossy).
▪ How to tone and split-tone your images.
▪ Best practices, editing for Piezography.
▪ Lunch IS included! :)
Reserve a spot, bring some files to print, and get ready to make some beautiful black and white prints! Participants who have Mac laptops may BYOD (bring your own device). Nothing against PCs, it’s just that the Piezography software works best on the Mac platform! If you’re a film shooter, be sure to book some time in the lab before the workshop to make some great scans (we’re one of the only DIY labs to do drum scanning, and Piezography is the ideal vehicle to showcase the quality you get from drums).
Andrew Doak has a passion for all things sensual. It is only natural, then, that he is hooked on the Piezography printmaking process, which produces one of the most richly toned monochrome prints possible. He is an artist, skilled printmaker, and educator who bases his interdisciplinary thinking squarely in the photographic object. His creative research considers unique and innovative avenues to the fine print and has led him to work extensively with unconventional inkjet substrates such as vellum and exotic asian papers. His work has been exhibited in England, China, Brooklyn, and extensively in the Midwest. He was awarded the Juror’s Prize at the international competition ArtPrize, as well as a Fulbright grant in 2005. His educational background includes a B.A. in Art and German from Sewanee: The University of the South and an M.F.A. in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He was blown away by his first Piezography print, where he observed details in the print that never showed up on the screen, and he hopes you will be, too!