DURST LAMBDA 130
DURST LAMBDA 130
Durst Lambda 130 is a large-format imagesetter which has made it possible in the technique of digital exposures to break all the barriers between the quality of traditional prints obtained in the darkroom process and the precision of a digital print. This type of exposure is therefore an ideal prospect for photographers who make use of digital cameras in their work or scan their photographs and use computer processing on them, as well as valuing the quality guaranteed by traditional enlargements on silver paper.
Files are exposed in a resolution of 200 dpi and 400 dpi on traditional light-sensitive materials such as black & white barite-based paper, colour paper and film. Chemical processing of an image involves exactly the same process as with traditional silver photography.
Maximum width of roll: 127 cm.
FUJICOLOR CRYSTAL ARCHIVE DIGITAL DP II
Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digital DP II is a high-quality photographic paper with an exceptionally pure white. The wide tonal range and high D-maximum guarantees prints with a wealth of details in the light and dark parts, and the extended range of the reproduction of colours with a high colour saturation generates lively shades of blue and red and subtle greens.
Available in matt and glossy versions
Basis weight: 220 g/m2
Maximum width of roll: 127 cm
ICC profile: available on request
ILFORD GALERIE FB DIGITAL SILVER
Ilford Galerie FB Digital Silver is a derivative of the traditional light-sensitive papers ILFORD Multigrade IV FB and Ilford Galerie FB dedicated to exposure in Durst Lambda laser machines. With application of the right basis weight, a barite base and traditional silver technology, an image of the highest quality can be obtained characterised by excellent sharpness, high contrast and lifespan. The chemical processing of the paper is exactly the same as with traditional silver photography.
Ilford Galerie FB Digital Silver is available in a glossy version, while as standard we dry barite papers cold, achieving a semi-matt surface.
Basis weight: 310 g/m2
Maximum width of roll: 127 cm
Maximum size of enlargement: 122 x 180 cm
How to prepare a file
PREPARING A FILE FOR EXPOSURE
1. Calibrating the monitor – working on a monitor prepared for computer processing 90% guarantees that the image view will match the exposure. In our laboratory we work on profiled equipment, and our monitors are calibrated according to ISO standard 15076-1:2005.
2. Converting the image to RGB mode, 8 or 16 bits per channel. Black & white images should be prepared in greyscale.
3. Use of the ICC profile of the selected paper.*
4. Size: the file should be prepared in the final size – 1:1 scale.
5. Resolution: 200 dpi (formats above 50 x 70 cm) or 400 dpi (formats below 50 x 70 cm).**
6. Format: TIFF (may be with LZW compression) or JPEG (compression: maximum quality).
7. File name: number_surname_forename_printFormatINmm e.g. 005_kowalski_adam_297x420
* We can make the ICC profile on request. In the case of exposures made on Lambda, giving the ICC profile only concerns colour photographs; black & white photos do not require the application of profiles but should be saved in greyscale.
Installation of ICC profile:
After saving an ICC profile on your computer you should point your cursor at it and right-click.
Select the command "Install profile".
The profile will now be installed on your computer.
If Photoshop was open, you should restart it and give the selected profile.
ATTENTION! It is recommended that most of the work connected with computer processing of photography be conducted on files in a standard colour space (sRGB or Adobe RGB), and in order to view the accordance of the image displayed on the monitor with the exposure use the Soft Proofing option with the final ICC profile.
The ICC profile should be given in the last phase of processing, and a spare copy should be made before saving the file in the standard space. Should you have any doubt over giving an ICC profile, please deliver the file in a standard colour space (sRGB or Adobe RGB).
** If you are in any doubt, please do not enlarge or decrease the resolution of the files, so that the lab technician can view their true usable resolution. The greater the source resolution of the file, the greater the enlargement that we are able to produce while preserving a high image quality (e.g. from a 3700 x 5600 pixel matrix we can make a good-quality 100 x 70 cm enlargement, and from a 2300 x 3500 pixel matrix we can make 30 x 45 cm format).