617 colour. How do you print?

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  1. Craig Griffiths

    Craig Griffiths Member

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    for those of you using a 6x17 format, how do you print your images? Do you scan and print, use an enlarger, or send it out to a lab to print?

    I am interested particularly with regard to colour images, although any info on printing black and white 6x17 would also be helpful.
     
  2. Tom Kershaw

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    You could print 6x17 negatives with an 8x10" enlarger.

    Tom
     
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    6x17 should be printable with a 5x7" enlarger.
     
  5. JLP

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    As David said 5x7 will do.
    I just got a 617 camera and will have the same problem with colors. For B&W i can use my 138S but for colors i would need to try to widen a negative holder on my Beseler 45MXT
    Anyone know how much of a 6x17 a beseler could print?
     
  6. achromat

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    If you decide to get a scan, I suggest a Creo scan. It's a high-end flatbed. Have a wet scan done and have a pigment print made from the scan. It's not a silver process but I do a fair amount of this and the prints I have made compare well with Dye-Transfers done in the past. You may want to talk to your printer before ordering the scan.

    Chrome in San Diego Ca has a Scitex-Creo machine. Have a look at their web page. The custom scans are at the bottom of the scan page.

    p.
     
  7. Ian Grant

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    I made a neg holder for my De Vere 5108, which is perfect for B&W or colour, although at the moment I'm not shooting any colour film - purely B&W.

    Ian