Enlarging vs Scanning and printing

Discussion in 'Enlarging' started by SimonSutcliffe, Jan 14, 2012.

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  1. SimonSutcliffe

    SimonSutcliffe Member

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    Weigh your opinion, You need to print 20x30 photos, from a 6x7 slide photo, Scan and print or optically print? I need the best quality and weighing investing in a scanner or a enlarger. (colour)
     
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    Well since many people want to keep the subject completely analogue, we can only have half of this discussion here.
     
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    Scan and print on baryta inkjet paper. No contest.
     
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    Highest quality? Either Ilfochrome print by someone who is really talented and probably very expensive, or find someone with a stash of inter-negative material and the skill to use it. Alternatively, a high resolution scan (minimum Nikon 8000/9000, but drum scan better) plus top notch post processing and pro-lab RA4 print.

    If you haven't done this sort of work in the past, a 20 x 30 is not the place to start :smile:.
     
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    jd callow Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Feel free to take this over to DPUG, but it is not a topic we'll be covering on APUG.
     
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