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Alternative Printing Processes with Jon Cone and Eric Luden

ASMP NY Presents a Fine Art Printing Panel

Get your best print. Two leading printing masters, Jon Cone and Eric Luden, will discuss the processes and subtleties of their respective alternative black and white printing. They will show how Piezography and Digital Silver Gelatin Printing can bring nuance to your work that traditional printing processes can’t match. Learn the importance of precision, calibration, papers and paper profiles, and other elements of printing from two dedicated and passionate professionals.

This virtual event is open to all: members and non-members alike. It will be an open discussion and attendees are welcome to post their questions in the chat


Jon Cone

 is a photographer, printmaker, teacher and the founder and Master Printer of Cone Editions Press, the world’s first digital printmaking lab. He is renowned for his contributions to the development of digital printmaking including the first archival color inkjet inks and multi-gradated carbon black printing. Jon is also President of Vermont PhotoInkjet (online as InkjetMall.com) a company that formulates specialty inks and develops software for black & white photographic and historical process printing. Jon’s Piezography® system has been used by professional black & white labs and studios around the world since 1999. He has printed the works of thousands of photographers from all parts of the globe, helping them to realize the smallest projects to entire museum exhibitions. Cone printed the last living portfolios of both Richard Avedon and Gordon Parks, and the monumental sized prints for the Ashes and Snow Museum exhibitions of Gregory Colbert. His specialties include Malde-Ware platinum printing, direct to plate photogravure, and has just recently formulated a brand new pure carbon ink set for fine B&W photographic inkjet printing.


Eric Luden

Digital Silver Imaging was founded by Eric Luden, a former Ilford executive, and his wife, J. Sybylla Smith, a photo curator. Eric’s passion for photography started in college and has continued to this day. After graduating from Boston College Eric worked in the retail photo industry and as a commercial and fine art photographer. In the 1990s he served as a consultant to Eastman Kodak’s black & white division. His work at Kodak complete, he joined Ilford Photo were he worked for the next 12 years. At Ilford he gained a profound knowledge of photographic processes, photography labs and the needs of the photographic community. When he left Ilford, he was VP of Marketing for Ilford’s parent company HARMAN Technology. Inspired to bring digital printing on real black & white photo paper to the public Eric opened the doors of Digital Silver Imaging in 2008. Although the country was undergoing the worst recession in decades, he forged ahead pioneering the direct black & white digital print process in New England. Digital Silver Imaging has continued to innovate, implementing products and services that keep real custom black and white prints affordable and accessible to all photographers. In 2010 Luden asked Andrea Zocchi to partner with the DSI team and the company expanded into fine art color inkjet printing, expanded finishing services, matting, and mounting. Zocchi spearheaded the successful DSI Kickstarter to expand the labs capabilities with the construction of a one-of-a-kind b&w print processor and the acquisition of a larger laser exposure unit. As part of the company’s mission Digital Silver imaging has become a resource and supporter of the photo community. DSI has provided a satellite gallery for the Griffin Museum of Photography until 2017. With the assistance of J. Sybylla Smith, DSI has hosted numerous noted photographic exhibitions including: Off the Wall: Fashion in Black & White, Splashion!, i See: The eyes of VII in the hands of Hipstamatic, and Rock and Roll. DSI continues to be a community resource hosting Documentary Matters and event put on by The Social Documentary Network, and numerous workshops throughout the year. Digital Silver Imaging provides ongoing support to art organizations such as The Boston Photographic Resource Center , The Society of Photo Education , and The Griffin Museum of Photography to name only a few. Our internship programs provide an educational link to the photo community and add valued experience to photo education. At Digital Silver Imaging we hope to be a resource for everyone that loves photography not just our customer.



November 10
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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