View Full Version : 617 colour. How do you print?

Craig Griffiths
07-27-2010, 07:16 PM
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.

Tom Kershaw
07-27-2010, 07:26 PM
You could print 6x17 negatives with an 8x10" enlarger.


Stephen Frizza
07-27-2010, 10:01 PM
If im making a serious print I use my Durst 2501 enlargers to print from 6x17 format or it I want to make a quick test print I use my De Vere 5108. To see these beasts of machines please visit link below.


David A. Goldfarb
07-27-2010, 10:04 PM
6x17 should be printable with a 5x7" enlarger.

07-27-2010, 10:51 PM
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?

09-03-2010, 07:56 AM
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.


Ian Grant
09-03-2010, 08:04 AM
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.