What is Digigraphie® by Epson?
Excerpt from the Epson Carta for Digigraphie®
What is a Digigraphie®
Digigraphie® is the Epson standard of quality for digital fine-art prints. Digigraphie® is an innovative process that allows art using modern Epson ink technology in outstanding quality and with a shelf life of up to 100 years print∗. The lab / the service numbered, signed and certified each printed image through the label Digigraphie®. Art collectors and buyers obtain the certainty that it is the expression of a laboratory / service manufactured plant of high value or - is an authorized reproduction at a high level - with classical works. For artists, galleries, museums and laboratories to new horizons: The significant advantages of digital technology to be further used.
The use of the term and the brand Digigraphie® may only be used for printouts that meet the following conditions:
- The term was created by a professional Epson printer from the Epson Stylus Pro series
- For the print Epson UltraChrome HDR, UltraChrome K3, UltraChrome K3 VM or UltraChrome inks used
- For the print certified paper has been used exclusively *
- The print was in addition to our embossing signed and numbered by the artist
- To any print Digigraphie® certificate is created
∗ A list of certified media, see on www.digigraphie.com
If one of these obligations is not respected, it is not is a Digigraphie® and may be referred to as such in any case. This strict rule name is a guarantee of quality and durability of the reproduced work.
The Digigraphie® artist committed to produce under the use of the Digigraphie® quality label works only in a limited edition. The concept of "limited edition" is determined by three criteria which are determined by the artist at his discretion:
- The number of reproduced copies,
- The format in which the artwork will be reproduced,
- The medium on which it is printed.
If given an edition a change in the printer, the paper or the format is made, this change must be part of a new edition. The artist agrees, not to exceed on the Digigraphie® certificate specified edition, which must be given to each Expressing produced with the Digigraphie® technology.
Which Printer i use for my prints?
I use the Epson SureColor P7000 V (violet) for my prints.
The Epson SureColor P7000 was designed specifically for proofing and photographic print applications. Epson has incorporated the latest in imaging technologies – including an exotic Epson PrecisionCore® TFP® print head, along with the unique Epson UltraChrome® HDX ten-color pigmented ink set – C, LC, VM, VLM, Y, LK, LLK, O, G and PK or MK. The inclusion of both orange and green inks expands the color gamut when compared to the other 24" model.
With advanced media handling options the SureColor P7000 Printer can handle both cut sheets to rolls, from plain papers to photographic, fine art, and even 1.5 mm thick poster boards, the new Epson SureColor P-Series continues to redefine the state of the art in wide format photographic imaging applications.
Base Printing Technology
PrecisionCore TFP Print head
10 Channel, drop-on-demand, inkjet print head
Epson UltraChrome HDX pigment inks, 11-ink, 10-color
Standard Edition Ink Configuration: C, LC, VM, VLM, Y, LK, LLK, O, G and PK or MK
Printer Nozzle Configuration
Color and Monochrome; 360 nozzles x 10 Enhanced Variable Droplet Technology as small as 3.5 picoliters
2880 x 1440 dpi; 1440 x 1440 dpi; 1440 x 720 dpi; 720 x 720 dpi; 720 x 360 dpi
Fade Resistance / Print Longevity
Color: Up to 200 years
Black and White: Up to 400 years
Which Fine Art Paper i use for prints?
For my prints i use:
Epson - Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper :
Professional fine art photographers require archival print media with a white point and contrast ratio that meet the demanding requirements of their work
without sacrificing the look and feel of a true fine art paper.
This fine art paper is an acid free, 100% cotton rag media with a heavy grammage of 330gsm and with a bright smooth finish.
Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper paper has an extremely-high color gamut and black density.
This cylinder mould-made product is optimized for Epson UltraChrome, and Archival Ink.
Epson Hot Press Bright fine art paper is not only acid, lignin, and chlorine free, it is also pH buffered with calcium carbonate for a true archival sheet.
The hot press manufacture of this media provides an extremetly smooth finish that is optimized for the Epson UltraChrome Ink family. Offered in a variety
of sized, this fine art paper is free of acid, lignin and chlorine.
- 100% cotton hot press for long-term durability
- Mould-made in the traditional style
- Acid and lignin free and pH buffered to preserve fine art and photos
- High Dmax and wide color gamut
- Smooth matte finish
- Bright white base
- 17 mil thickness
- 330 gsm
Hahnemühle Photo Rag ® :
With its premium matt inkjet coating Hahnemühle Photo Rag ® meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper.
It is a little more expensive than some papers, but in this case you certainly get what you pay for - a paper of superb quality capable of producing excellent photographic results that will outlast us all, when combined with the latest pigment inksets such as the Epson Ultrachrome inks.
- 100% cotton, white product description Photo Rag ®
- 308 gsm
- Smooth matte finish
- A white, 100% cotton paper with a smooth surface texture
- Guarantees archival standards
- Acid and lignin free
- Calcium carbonate buffered
- Compatible with pigmented and dye inkjet systems
Hahnemühle Photo Rag ® Baryta:
Photo Rag® Baryta combines the virtues of a luxury cotton paper and a traditional baryta board. The very fine surface texture with the baryta gloss endows portraits with a particularly expressive character.
Photo Rag® Baryta – a white, 100% cotton paper – guarantees archival standards. With its premium high-gloss baryta inkjet coating Photo Rag® Baryta meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper. Compatible with pigmented and dye inkjet systems.
The paper also contains barium sulphate to further enhance the density, color gamut, color gradation, and sharpness while maintaining the feel and quality of a traditional paper. It features a basis weight of 315 gsm, a thickness of 15.4 mil, a whiteness of 91%, and opacity of 97%, and is both instant drying and water resistant. The paper is also archival with no optical brightening agents (OBA) along with being acid free and calcium carbonate buffered.
- 100% Cotton, brilliant white, high gloss paper
- 315 gsm
- Calcium Carbonate Buffered
- Ideal for photo & fine art reproduction
- Guarantees archival standards
HOW DO I WORK WITH ANIMALS?
I try to photograph animals in the same way that I would photograph a human being.
The difference is that I have to wait for the animals to present themselves, to ‘pose’, for their portrait. In this way, I am attempting to show the animals as sentient creatures not so different to us.
Are there websites redirects to the main page “www.meip.photography” ?
Yes, there are the following websites redirects to this page:
All content herein (including but not limited to text, images and videos) are the sole copyright of Muharrem Erdogan, as governed under U.S., European and international law. Use of such content – weather obtained here or elsewhere – is strictly forbidden without written permission of the copyright holder.
Contraventions will be prosecuted under civil law.
Contact me by e-mail regarding licenses or/and publications.
Which websites are not maintained by me?
I am not maintaining the below mentioned internet sites on which my images are also found.The list is not exhaustive, and will be supplemented, if necessary.
The operators of the listed web sites use my page from "instagram.com" and original account name "me_international_photography" from instagram as an advertisement for their own Website.
If you want to contact me please use the following e-mail address:
With kind regards
How do I work with model?
It’s not my aim to push boundaries or to go beyond personal borders in order to capture the images I want — definitely the model must be able to trust me and to know that I am not going to betray her or his trust.
If you are a model and you want to join me, I invite you to get in touch. I do not have special requirements. You do not have to fit a type and I will never judge you based on your measurements.
I am interested in you and in helping you to express your personality and character in a beautiful and meaningful way.Contact me by e-mail:
HOW DO I WORK WITH MY CAMERA?
A different perspective from my photo works 15.04.2015 - thank you Bernd Müller for this photo. The copy right owner of this photo is Mr. Bernd Müller from Essen - Germany.
Here the result of my photographic work:
Where else i publish my photos online?
Why are no nude pictures shown on the website ?
Nude photographs is part of my service, but I don´t publish nude photos in the Internet.
Nudes are a very personal way of photography and I respect the privacy of each of my nude models.
What I prefer in terms of nude photography – black and white or color?
I prefer taking photographs in black and white. Black and white photography allows me to work better with the great contrasts and beauty of the human body.
Why do you have to be 21 to participate as a nude model when 18 is the legal age of adulthood?
I have set the minimum age of my participants at 21 because I want the experience of being a nude project model to be a positive one for the participant. At the age of 18 sometimes people make decisions that, later in life, they wish they hadn’t. Also, I am not comfortable working with women that are young.
What cameras and lenses do you shoot with for your projects?
My personal philosophy is that the equipment does not make or break the shoot.
Nikon Z6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera
- Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm 1:4 S
- Nikon Nikkor Z 50 mm 1:8 S
- Nikon FTZ Adapter
Nikon DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) D700 Full Frame Camera
- Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200 mm f/1:2,8G ED VR II
- Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24 mm f/1:2,8 G ED
- Nikon AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105 mm f/1:2,8 G IF-ED
- Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85 mm f/1:1,8G Objektiv
- Nikon AF Nikkor 50 mm f/1:1,4 D
- Nikon AF Nikkor 28 mm f/1:2,8 D
- XF 18-55 f/2,8 - 4 R LM OIS
- XF 55-200 f/3,5 - 4,8 R LM OIS
Olympus PEN E-PL5
- 14-42 mm Objektiv f/3,5 - 5,6
- 110 mm f/2.8
Two Nikon F-301
- Nikkor 50 mm f/1:1,8
- Nikkor 35 - 70 mm f/3,3 - 4,5
- Tokina SZ-X 630 60 - 300 mm f/4 - 5,6