A carbotype is the tradename for our black & white inkjet prints using the Piezography process. The new generation carbon-pigmented inks produced by Jon Cone have proven themselves through extensive testing and over 7 years of user feedback, to be a very stable and long-lived media for archival black and white fine art prints.
All carbotypes are made with Selenium Piezotone ink on fine-art watercolor paper. Our default paper is Hahnemühle PhotoRag 188 g/sm for standard prints and 308 gsm for giclée. The PhotoRag paper has a cream base and a smooth finish making it suitable for most subject matter. A smooth white base paper and a textured cream paper is also available for giclée carbotypes.
Prints are sold on oversized paper because the printer must allow for a safe edge. We do not trim to final print size. The widest paper we use is 24 inches. Therefore the widest dimension for the live area is 23 inches.
- With a good scan and a clean file all we need to do is use Photoshop
levels to set the black and white endpoints and adjust the gamma slider