[Alt-photo] need an alternative to Pictorico Ultra Premium

John Isner john.isner at gmail.com
Sat Oct 7 22:54:07 UTC 2017

Thanks, Mary.  I will consider switching to Arista II after this project is
finished.  For now, I need to stick with the Ultra or something that's
guaranteed equivalent, since I developed curves for my digital negatives
based on Pictorico Ultra Premium.

On Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 2:53 PM, Mary <gneissgirl at cableone.net> wrote:

> John,
> Freestyle’s Arista II is my go-to transparency film for inkjet negatives.
> I haven’t ever used Pictorico Ultra (used the original Pictorico a long
> time ago) but I print digital negatives  for gum and cyanotype with my
> Epson R2400 and 2880 and have good results with this product. The quality
> has been consistently high in my experience. I buy the 11x17 and either cut
> it before printing or print two negatives and then cut. My prints are
> usually 7.5 x 10” on 11x15” paper.
> I don’t know if my negatives would be considered “high density” but I
> achieve sufficient density for what I’m doing.
> Mary
> www.alternative-ego.com
> On Oct 7, 2017, at 2:58 PM, John Isner via Alt-photo-process-list <
> alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
> I'm a new member and this is my first post.
> I'm taking my first alt process class.  I just exhausted my supply of 8.5 x
> 11 Pictorico Ultra Premium, and I'm unable to locate the product anywhere
> but Adorama, which is closed for the next ten days.  Can anyone recommend
> an alternative that is more readily available (and doesn't cost an arm and
> a leg to ship)?  I'm printing high-density negatives, which is why I need
> an equivalent of the Ultra Premium.  I would be willing to buy 11 x 17 or
> even 17 x 22 sheets and cut them to size.
> Incidentally, Freestyle calls their Arista-II Inkjet OHP 7-mil Transparency
> Film
> <http://www.freestylephoto.biz/39382-Arista-II-Inkjet-
> OHP-7-mil-Transparency-Film-8.5x11-20-Sheets>
> "a
> drop in replacement for Pictorico Inkjet OHP Transparency Film" and the
> description says "it is able to accept a higher density of ink."  Is it
> just as good as Pictorico Ultra?
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