Download PiezoDN for Mac
Requirements: OS X 10.6 or later, QuadtoneRIP, Piezography Ink, Print-Tool, Excel 2011 or later and/or Numbers
Optional Requirements: i1Pro (or equivalent) Spectrophotometer
Download PiezoDN for Windows (Beta)
Note: The windows version will not allow printing with ICC profiles. Also documentation is not yet written for the windows version. The Windows Beta .zip file will contain release curves & tools from the Mac version as the Mac version is updated.
File Name: PiezoDN-Windows-Beta.zip
Version: Beta 2.1
Requirements: Window XP or later, QuadtoneRIP + Curve Tools, Piezography Ink, Photoshop, Excel 2011 or later.
Optional Requirements: i1Pro (or equivalent) Spectrophotometer
v2.2 02/21/2017 ~ ! IMPORTANT BUG FIX !! This update fixes an alias incompatibility with i1Profiler that causes i1Profiler to crash after clicking the RGB Profiling tab. If you have downloaded and installed the Community Edition, you should also download it’s most recent version to fully correct the problem with this installer and the new Community Edition installer.
v2.1 01/10/2017 ~ Added *BETA* Piezography Pro inkset support to PiezoDN with a *BETA* master curve. This beta curve is not finalized but is good enough to get people started. It will be refined at Cone Editions Press over the coming weeks and published in v2.3 as a final curve along with PiezoDNPro curves for Salt, Zia, Cyanotype, Silver, etc.
v2 12/21/2016 ~ Updated Deluxe manual with some more documentation and ink placement charts. Updated all curves (besides 1430) to have 4+ optical dMax. Added OS X installers for non-US epson models: 1500, 4910, SC6080, SC8080, SC7080, SC9080, 7910, 9910.
v1.9 ~ Updated Smoother Tool to a default smoothness of 2 and some bug and permission fixes. Updated Piezography Manual Deluxe Edition with more documentation related to linearizing Piezography (to be released soon at piezography.com) as well as higher quality for at-home printing of manual. PC version coming Monday. Lin documentation includes instructions for ColorMunki, ColorPort/i1Pro, and i1Profiler/i1Pro. This is useful documentation for anyone using these software/hardware solutions and PiezoDN.
v1.8 ~ Updated Piezography Curve Adjustment and 21 Step Scanner tools to work with newest 64bit version of Excel. Brought dMax of x8xx wide-format master Neg/Pos and Palladium curves from 2.5+ to 3.4+ (did not update 3880 printers or smaller, and did not update the Silver curve yet.) Delete extraneous files from the Images>PiezoDN_Targets subfolders. (ColorMunki and i1Profiler documentation coming in next version).
v1.7 ~ Fixed bug found in 4880, 7880, and 9880 printer installer pkgs.
v1.6 ~ Base support for R2880 (no instructions yet), R3000 (no instructions yet), 4800, 7800, 9800, 4880, 7880, 9880. Added x800-x880 ICC profiles. Updated some documentation. The curves for these printers are baseline: aka they will need to be linearized (like all darkroom curves) as each person’s darkroom is unique. v1.6 will have silver and cyanotype for all supported printers. 🙂
v1.5 ~ Bug found and fixed in Smoother tool that affected .5% of the value of a single shadow measurement. Updated the article on required software and install procedures. (Some info on there will be more-relevant in a few weeks with the re-launch of Piezography.com).
v1.4 ~ Re-added updated “ReadMe.pdf” data sheets to 3880 and 4900 curve folders. Deleted invisible files from /Tools folder visible in Windows Beta. Updated Smoother tool to include a “Falses” column for checking reversals in top and bottom steps and also a “smoothing” amount to enable more error correction of extremely jagged target measurements due to light fall-off or errors in coating.
v1.3 ~ Updated all targets and debugged a lot. You will need to delete the target reference file in ColorPort and re-import the reference file. Added ColorMunki 51step and 129step targets. Added 21,31,51,80,129 Spyder Targets and added 31 and 80 targets for all the other spectros. Added ISISv1 and v2 support and targets. Added i1io support and targets. Updated some documentation in the manual. Added 3880 silver curve (more translations to come). Added some P2 curves for the 3880. Added Print Density Calibration service to the “Services” folder (InkjetMall will have this available shortly.) Documentation for ColorMunki and Spyder and i1Profiler and ColorPort are coming.
v1.2 ~ Added a .zip file archive of all tools in case the installer is corrupting tools files on install. Re-did the permissions on all of the Tools too. *fingers crossed*
v1.1 ~ Added ****-Pos-Master.quad (positive) curves for tintype and other positive print processes. Note: These Pos curves are not pre-linearized for those particular processes! They are generic. That means they will most likely be way too contrasty to start out with.
v1 ~ Version One: Basic copy-edit of The Piezography Manual 2016 Deluxe Edition. I apologize in advance for typos and grammar errors that I missed! -W
v1.0 GOLD MASTER RC1 ~ Release Candidate
- Note for Beta-testers, name your current Piezography folder “Piezography-beta” before installing this!
- Changed a bunch of curve names around.
- Added documentation.
- Got rid of Datasheets and added them into ReadMe.pdf files inside of each Curve folder.
- Added 7890 and 9890 support + directions for 7890 through 9900.
- Did some final edits of The Piezography Manual 2016 Deluxe Edition (more coming tonight).
- Added Datasheet (ReadMe) information for Cyanotype, Ziatype, Silver, etc, in the 4900-PiezoDN folder.
- Added information for AC and 20%Pt:80%Pd printing in the 9900 folder.
2.0 Beta ~ Added base support for 7700, 9700, 7890, 9890. Pulled some extraneous .quads from non 4900 folders that were only built for 4900. This is not a major update just a bump from 1.9 to 2.0. *note* x700 series printers do not perform at the resolution of the x890 series printers and therefore may not have perfectly linear negs. We do not have an x700 in-lab. All x700 printer support will instead be a direct pull from the 9900 we are R&Ding with in-lab.
1.9 Beta ~ Fixed the CGATS_SMOOTHER tool to allow copy/paste of all three columns directly from text-editor into the Excel document. Added linear reference line to CGATS_SMOOTHER.
1.8 Beta ~ Added new 20% Platinum and 80% Palladium curves for 9900, bug fix with CGATS SMOOTHER tool.
1.7 Beta ~ Fixed shell scripts on install. Took down auto-launch of printer installer application. Added Gum, Salt, Cyanotype, Ziatype, and BS (Bostick and Sullivan A/B method) Palladium curves to 4900-PiezoDN. Added 7900/9900 support.
1.6 Beta ~ Added 3880 support
1.5 Beta ~ Added 4900 support
1.4 Beta ~ Added 1430 support
1.3 Beta ~ Added CGATS SMOOTHER, First DATASHEETS, first rough draft of Piezography Manual 2016 Edition
1.2 Beta ~ Created first DMG.
1.1 Beta ~ Created first install PKG.
The following is a rough plan for the progression of PiezoDN software going forward.
x880 Printer model support (PdPt) (done in 3880, upcoming for others)
Silver Negative Printing
Pt/Pd for 1430 printer
Finish internal density translation calibration tools
ColorMunki Targets (coming in 1.3)
Build iterative 256-step PiezoDN linearization service
Finish x880 support
256 step PiezoDN calibration services (coming in 1.3)
PiezoDN dev takes a break for some secret work.
Density-linear curves to make negs with/from published historic LOG film data using the Piezography Curve Adjustment utility
Better Salt-printing support + Printing-Out ultra-dense master curves.
Higher dMax curves. Full Zia,Salt,Gum,Cyanotype,Silver,etc support on all WF printers.
Piezography Pro PiezoDN BETA Curves
Windows Documentation (pull out of Beta)
Piezography Pro ink master curves
P600 and P800 printer support **(dither issues happening still)