So what exactly is a carbon pigment ink print and why does it matter? A carbon pigment ink print is the end result of "Piezography". Piezography is a system of monochromatic carbon based inks and software developed by Jon Cone in 1994, continually improved upon since then, producing the highest quality black and white inkjet print available today. Basically, all the color inks are removed from a printer and replaced with Jon's proprietary formula. By using six to eleven distinct shades of carbon based pigment ink, and customized profiling software, the artist is able to produce a print with unmatched resolution and fidelity: highlight and shadow detail, surface reflection, and tone. Michael takes Jon's process one step further by blending inks and ink positions to achieve the desired tones for the final master print.
Because no colored inks are used to produce the prints and 100% cotton rag paper is used the prints will hold tone and density significantly longer than color ink based black and white prints. For all intent and purpose these carbon pigment ink master prints will not fade in ones lifetime and will become treasured heirlooms to pass on.
All prints are produced by the artist.
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