New Ziatype Workshop with Anne Eder

Ziatype Workshop at Digital Silver Imaging

Ziatypes from Intro Workshop ©Anne Eder

The New Ziatype Workshop is for beginners and photographers with basic knowledge of the ziatype process. Instructor, Anne Eder, will take participants through the complete process of making ziatypes from digital image to fished ziatype print.

Expert instructor, Anne Eder, will step participants through the entire process, starting with making a contact negative on an inkjet printer, coating of  light sensitive paper, exposure with sunlight, and the final archival wash.

During the course of this day-long workshop participants will focus on:
• Perfecting negative conversion curves for better print results
• Creating a negative to express your vision
• Understanding ziatype chemistry
• Creating additional color and tone in your ziatype

If you are curious about the advantages of ziatype printing here is a brief list:
• Ziatypes utilize a printing out process (POP), images can be evaluated as they print, resulting in far fewer underexposed or overexposed prints.
• Greater contrast control without graining
• Greater paper acceptance, prints well on most papers.
• Greater color control. You can “dial in” various shades of brown to red brown, purple to neutral grays.
• No developer needed.
• Excellent blacks (dmax) without the use of costly platinum or palladium.

All materials needed will be provided, prints will be made on Hahnmühle Platinum Rag paper.  Participants need to bring 3 to 4 images on a flash drive, CD, or their laptop. Images should have good tonal scale in both the highlight and shadow areas. Two negatives will be made, one larger and one smaller, so a larger size file is better as it can always be reduced without image degradation. Files should be 300ppi, actual size. Participants will be able to keep, the prints , negatives, and custom curves made during the workshop.

Date: Saturday May 13, 2017
Time: 10:00-6:00 with a break for lunch
Place: Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton Street, Belmont, MA
Fee: 249.00

Student Discount: Currently enrolled students can receive a 10% discount. Use promo code: Student10 at checkout. You will be asked to present your valid student ID at the workshop, if you do not have a valid ID you will be charged the full $249.

This Workshop is now full.  Please contact us about future Ziatype Workshops.

Instructor Bio: Anne Eder holds an MFA in Photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA, where she studied under Christopher James, author of The Book of Alternative Processes, and where she is currently an adjunct professor. Her interdisciplinary work has been exhibited internationally and is held in both public and private collections. She is also a freelance writer for Lensculture.

Instagram:  @darcflower
Twitter: @ChansonetteE
Etsy shop: Woods & Willowbone

Special thanks to Hahnemühle USA for providing their beautiful new alternative processes paper,  Hahnmühle Platinum Rag for this workshop.


*Refund Policy: Because our instructors commit their time to workshops and space is limited, our refund policy is as follows: Cancellations 2 weeks prior to the workshop will receive a full refund. Cancellations a week before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. All other cancellations will not receive a refund but may apply 50% of the workshop fee to a future workshop of the same or greater price. You must notify us of your cancellation or inability to attend via email. (

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Optimum Permanence Achieved by DSI Digital Silver Prints®

Optimum Permanence Certificate of Conformance - DSI Digital Silver Print©

February 2017, Certificate of Conformance

Optimum Permanence means that Digital Silver Imaging’s Digital Silver Fiber Prints® meet the highest archival print standards. Our custom built black and white print processor produces consistent high quality results every time. We don’t take terms like “Museum Quality” and “Archival” lightly. At Digital Silver Imaging we are constantly evaluating our processes and materials for quality and performance.

When you make a DSI Digital Silver Fiber Print® you can rest easy that “Optimum Permanence” is our standard every day.

What is a “Certificate of Performance ?” To obtain the certificate we submit print samples to the labs at Ilford Photo Harman Technology Ltd. in Great Britain. The lab tests our prints to see how they have been processed and how they will perform over time. Receiving an “Optimum Permanence” rating is simply as good as it gets.

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B&H Photo Profiles our Switch to Canon Prograf Printers

Canon Prograf 1000 Printer

Digital Silver Imaging’s Canon Prograf 1000 printer at work

B&H Photo & Video profiles our switch to Canon Prograf Printers from Epson printers. B&H’s Jill Waterman interviewed our own Eric Luden about the advantages of the Canon Prograf 1000 and Canon Prograf 4000 printers. Jill did a great job in providing B&H readers with real life reasons why the new Canon printers outperform their Epson counterparts.

If you want to know more about why Digital Silver Imaging switched to Canon Prograf printers or are thinking of switching yourself Jill Waterman’s interview is great source material.

Follow this link to the B&H article.

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