I just framed my first digital silver print. I'm very happy with the results and will try and use this process with most and eventually all of my black and white printing. I have been teetering on the edge (when considering shooting to make a print. I will likely always have a digital camera with me) of ditching the digital cameras and replacing them with film as I have not been really satisfied with the black and white giclee prints I am getting with my digital files. The digital silver printing method however has reversed my course to shoot film.
For those not familiar with the digital silver process here are a few of the specs. Again, this process is done with digital files:
- Digital file exposed on light sensitive photo paper
- Processed in liquid chemistry
The photo paper in my case is, "true silver gelatin baryta based paper." It's also:
- White paper base with warmer image tones
- Processed in liquid chemistry to archival standards
- Ideal for exhibitions, portfolios and fine art prints
- Superior silver content for richer tones and shadow detail
The printer I am using is Digital Silver Imaging in Belmont, MA.