I am about to venture into piezography, and now thinking about what ink set to use.
Carbon intrigues me, but I honestly don’t see it as a good beginning choice for me unless I really know that’s what I want. Carbon Neutral is probably the “safe” choice to begin, but I wonder about the other possibilities. When I look at the soft proofing profiles, the warm neutral and special edition seem to have a similar red/brown warmness to the carbon, but perhaps in different shades and different amounts. Selenium also seems to have a very subtle warmness in the mid to lighter tones. Of course, I also have to consider that the choice of ink would also depend on what kind of image I’m printing, and the paper too. I think I like the selenium. At least in the soft proof, it seems to give the image more depth and contrast without being in-your-face.
I know this is very personal, but I guess I’m wondering if any of you out there actually have a recommendation for a beginning piezographer, or if personal preferences are so significant that it’s really not feasible to recommend anything specifically.