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    digital negatives?

    Im itching to give this a shot, looks like some great stuff can be done with digital negs - any suggestions on what I would use to output the digi negative on? I have a canon i9900 for my color work, what kind of transparecy is good for a digi neg?

    thanks in advance,
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    First and formost the best thing you could do, is post your message in the correct area, there is an alternative area for asking questions of this nature.

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    Olympus Pictorico Pro High Gloss Film comes highly recommended for inkjet printers. Check it out at Olympus.com. You'll need to get one of the several books on making digital negatives to learn the process. Dan Burkholder.com has lots of info on this topic. So does Mark Nelson's site...you can google his site; I don't know the url.
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    Also info at unblinkingeye.com
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    Just a couple of notes before you get started:

    The canon printer won't work for UV processes (I don't know about silver gelatin printing) as the inks don't block enough UV light. I know this from personal experience.

    Instead of the pictorico, use the photowarehouse.biz UltraClear transparancy film. It is about 1/4 of the price and works just as well.

    Finally, you need to post in the Gray Area of Apug under the alternative processes forum.


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    hey dave, thanks for being so helpful.

    maybe i should have put digital negatives for CONTACT PRINTING
    but i figured it was pretty much implied that a digital negative is for the purpose of CONTACT PRINTING

    but, hey my mistake - i'll be sure to look for the correct area to post next time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelsalomon
    hey dave, thanks for being so helpful.

    maybe i should have put digital negatives for CONTACT PRINTING
    but i figured it was pretty much implied that a digital negative is for the purpose of CONTACT PRINTING

    but, hey my mistake - i'll be sure to look for the correct area to post next time....
    Mike,
    Dave is correct, there is an area specifically for digital negatives. You can find it under the forum: Alternative Processes
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelsalomon
    hey dave, thanks for being so helpful.

    maybe i should have put digital negatives for CONTACT PRINTING
    but i figured it was pretty much implied that a digital negative is for the purpose of CONTACT PRINTING

    but, hey my mistake - i'll be sure to look for the correct area to post next time....
    Michael,

    I was not being nasty, negative or anything, but suggesting that you may have better luck posting your question in the correct area. now if you wish to have the wrath of apug, decend on your being, then so be it for me to do anything to stop it..

    your choice.

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    Last edited by Dave Parker; 04-03-2005 at 09:29 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: spelling

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    Michael, I have to apologize for my APUG compatriots... You see, they fear that this site is the only digital-free zone left on the net and as such, they get a little testy when they hear... well... the d-word. Generally, they are darn nice folks, until someone unsuspecting soul utters... the d-word.

    Now, on to your question... You might want to check out (as previously suggested) Dan Burkholder's site with particular interest towards the Inkjet Companion. It's fantastic! But Dan does utilize Epson printers so you're kind of on your own in that regard. There's also Precision Digital Negatives which I've heard is also great but it's a $75 ebook so I haven't had personal experience with it. Olympus OHP Transparency film is what I use and I've had great luck with it. But since Jeremy was so kind to point out what he uses, I intend to give it a try as it is much less expensive than the OHP stuff. Thanks Jeremy!!

    Side Question: Has anyone tried the inkjet papers offered by photowarehouse.net? I'd be interested to hear your opinions. Please do feel free to PM me if you like. Thanks and good luck Michael!

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    Michael, you are new around here. Dave is correct: some will take considerable exception to digital enlargement questions not in the correct forum, indeed, would rather not have them at all, anywhere... Only your newness to APUG will save you!

    Good luck, Bob.

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