Symphonic Ink is comprised of the highest pigment loads for rich color and is highly light fast for indoor or outdoor use.
"Any Tone Black and White Digital Printing System" is our answer to warm tone and cool tone quad inks. We all have different opinions about Black and White tones. Our Software has numerous controls for superior digital printing.
When I printed with Black and White darkroom photo papers there were papers like Medalist, Kodabromide, Brovira, Portriga, Velour Black, Oriental, Polycontrast, Multigrade, Ilfobrom, Galerie, and many more. Each one of these papers offered a unique characterization of tonal quality. Today we have a number of digital papers to choose from, but the focus has been on carbon black pigment inks that are toned. This technology offers some beautiful prints, but limits the tonal possibilities.
The Symphonic Printing Solution: The next part of the system is our Symphonic profile technology, that creates a unique profile that perfectly neutralizes the gray scale, allowing you to tone it in any way you choose. As in quad tone, the profile utilizes mostly Black ink and adds a small amount of color to vary the tone. The strong use of our powerful carbon pigment in the scaling preserves the longevity of the image. We recommend the use of our Rip and inks for superior results.
Understanding Black Pigment:
Carbon Black Pigment is made of particles that either form a Gloss or Matte Surface. Carbon Black when diluted forms a brownish color, Bronzing Effect, and only by tinting the ink with pigment colors can the Carbon Black have a neutral value. Quad Tone Blacks are tinted. This ink set offers only specific shades and may have bronzing issues with photo papers.
Why Quad Tone?
So I ask, If Quad Tone Inks are tinted with pigment ink, why not let software control the blending to create whatever tone you want from perfectly Neutral to the tone of your choice? The answer may be that there has not been a sophisticated software that can take a Black and White RGB image and reproduce it accurately. Now there is! It is part of the Symphonic Solution.
“Anytone” can be manipulated in Photoshop and will print as seen below.
It’s up to your imagination as to what can be achieved.