“Tombstone Mountains, Dempster Highway” by John J Penner is printed using a process called piezography. Also known as carbon inkjet printing, piezography a is a monochrome black-and-white printing process that works with five to seven gray ink gradations. The process was first developed by Jon Cone in 2000 and has been refined ever since. The inks are made from pure carbon pigments, which gives the print exceptional durability. Thanks to the fine gradation of the inks, a resolution and impression of analog prints is achieved that is not possible with any other inkjet printing process. In “Tombstone Mountains, Dempster Highway“ John J Penner uses seven different hues of carbon ink in warm and cool variations, producing great acuity and detail. These photographs glow.
The Dempster Highway is Canada’s only all-season public road to cross the Arctic Circle. At 740 km (458 mi.) of unpaved road, it traverses some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet. Using a combination of seasonal ferry services and winter ice bridges, it opened in November 2017, creating the first all-weather road route connecting the Canadian road network with the Arctic Ocean.
The Dempster Highway is also the only road that provides access to Tombstone Territorial Park, 2,200 square kilometres that protect a unique wilderness of rugged peaks, permafrost landforms and abundant wildlife, all reflected in a rich First Nations culture.
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