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    Which Printers for digital negatives?

    Hi,
    I'm choosing a printer because I would like to make some digital negatives in OHP, I have some negatives that I want to print by contact(PL/PD carbon or AZO(my favourite)) I saw two epson printers R1800 and R2400.
    I don't know nothing about digital negatives, and I haven't a printer now, I would like to know your opinions and your advise.
    Which printers should I choose? What about these two printers?
    Another little question What book I must read to learn to make digital negatives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by photo8x10
    Hi,
    I'm choosing a printer because I would like to make some digital negatives in OHP, I have some negatives that I want to print by contact(PL/PD carbon or AZO(my favourite)) I saw two epson printers R1800 and R2400.
    I don't know nothing about digital negatives, and I haven't a printer now, I would like to know your opinions and your advise.
    Which printers should I choose? What about these two printers?
    Another little question What book I must read to learn to make digital negatives?

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    Stefano Germi
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    Stefano,

    The Epson R2400 is a better printer for making digital negaives, IMHO. I tried the R1800 and found it marginal for this purpose.

    I recommend Mark Nelson's Precision Digital Negatives as the best in-depth book on making digital negatives.

    Sandy

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    Quote Originally Posted by photo8x10
    Hi,
    I'm choosing a printer because I would like to make some digital negatives in OHP, I have some negatives that I want to print by contact(PL/PD carbon or AZO(my favourite)) I saw two epson printers R1800 and R2400.
    I don't know nothing about digital negatives, and I haven't a printer now, I would like to know your opinions and your advise.
    Which printers should I choose? What about these two printers?
    Another little question What book I must read to learn to make digital negatives?

    Best

    Stefano Germi
    Italy
    The rumor is that Epson will be announcing at Photokina a new desktop printer that may replace the 2400, so you may want to wait before making any decisions.

    Other than that I agree with what Sandy. You may wish to read through this thread as well.

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum128/31208-epson-2200-vs-r2400-digital-negatives.html
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    I have and use the R2400. It works well in making digital negatives. You will also need (gasp!) photoshop or a similar digital imaging software and a scanner to digitize a print or negative.
    I have used the Dan Burkholder method for creating digital negatives, but I have found that it does not work if you don't use the same printer make and model that Dan uses.
    I think the Precision Digital Negative system adds some additional tests to make the application non printer specific.
    I have several pages on my web site showing how I make digital negatives for platinum printing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Lipka View Post
    I have several pages on my web site showing how I make digital negatives for platinum printing.
    Joe, those pages are great. It's inspiring me to get out and try making more VDBs.

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    Hi stefano,

    I'm making digital negatives with Dan Bourkholder's method using a cheap epson stylus photo R200. Can't go bigger than letter size but it gaves good digital negs. fot pt/pd (and silver).I'm using pictorico OHP.
    if you check out my site http://www.planofocal.com.mx you can see the results.

    Juanito

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    I'll wait after photokina to get my decision... If epson showed a new printer I would buy a new R2400 to a good price....
    I saw your sites Joe and Juanito are great!

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    i'm using an Epson 7600, which uses the same inkset as the 2200. Using the PDN system, i've been getting very smooth tones. I'm using the negatives to print Ziatypes (with a color pigment layer)

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