Sandy King Carbon Transfer

The images in this gallery are digital representations of hand-crafted prints made with the carbon transfer process. In carbon printing a wide variety of pigments can be used to produce prints of very high quality that are exceptionally resistant to fading and other deterioration.  In this gallery I have chosen to show only work with a distinctive warm brownish/black that results from the use of lampblack as the primary pigment. The actual image is comprised of a pigment encapsulated in hardened gelatin, which gives these prints unique surface characteristics, including a three-dimensional quality that is highly unique among photographic printmaking processes. All of the images in this gallery were printed from enlarged digital negatives and range in actual print size from about 16” X 23” to 19” X 23”.