I've started color printing. It is great fun. I recently took a trip to Death Valley and shot buckets of film and I brought along a digital camera for the hell of it and took 1400 pictures (most of which are the exposure checking ones). I processed the film at home and then made contacts and have printed a few. I also inkhosed some pieces of paper in the forms of digital images (most out of camera jpgs). They both look great. However, even after all the fun and inhaling chemistry fumes, the prints from my digital camera are more vivid/saturated than my ol' fashioned ones. I tweaked the camera saturation before the trip. My question is: how might I get more vivid pictures while printing RA4? I'm currently shooting Reala and printing to Fuji Crystal Archive. Don't get me wrong, it looks amazing, but it's simply not as vivid as I want it. Is there a more vivid film to shoot? I understand kodak makes their NC/VC films. I'm considering trying a bit of that (maybe some kodak paper too) to compare and contrast (no pun intended). Does anyone know fuji films/what the most saturated print film is? Plan B which has come to my attention is to switch to slide printing with the old ilfochrome. I would shoot velvia and print from that. Any experiences/suggestions? I'm thinking of sending a slide off to be printed for me to see how it compares. I don't know how far I want to go and if I end up needing contrast masking I may just bail. I'm not going to be abandoning negative printing just yet. I have some paper I want to use and some experimenting to do. If it turns out to be difficult I'll just keep doing what I'm doing, but I'm just looking around before I settle fully into one film/paper.