Perhaps this post is not appropriate for the mandate of this forum but I think many will find it interesting and encouraging... I had the chance recently in the UK to spend a weekend printing with the new Devere Digital Enlarger...and I must say its a marvel. For those of you who arent aware of it...Its essentially a regular 504 chassis which replaces the neg carrier stage with a CCD or LED unit that allows for light transmission from a 275wt quartz lamp to create a "virtual neg". The results are very impressive...For me its the ultimate to be abe to shoot on film > process the way I always do > scan the negs and work in Photoshop > then be able to continue printing with the papers and developer combinations I like and to work in a tradtional darkroom. I think its a fantastic combination of the traditional and the new...I love working in photoshop... I am convinced I am capable of much more with it than I ever was on the enlarging easle...I have just never liked the output end of the process ie inkjet or giclee...I didnt want to give up working with the traditional silverprint. The technology (at least for now) comes at a stiff price, as the 504DS (including pentium 4 processor,photoshopCS and monitor) goes for about 23,000 Euro...but the guys there are saying that soon the CCD and LED projection units will be available (for less than half this price) as seperate components for retrofitting a variety of current enlarger models...and will probably be further reduce in price if you dont want to purchased the dedicated pentium with photoshop and set it up with whatyou have at home or studio. The company in Germany which makes the digital projection units says that within 5 years all major enlarging manufacturers will offer a variety of digital enlarger models, the price will drop and will eventually lead in sales of all other models. I'm considering buying one, as I am convinced I can recoupe the costs within 6 months from making custom fiber prints from scanned negs and even more so from digital capture images...there is a definate market for this here in Prague...especially since now those who shoot only in digital can have the opportunity of having Silver gelatin fiber prints made from their digital images. I wonder how this growing technology will effect the (inkjet) business of people like Jon cone and other third party ink quadtone gurus.