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    Enlarging vs Scanning and printing

    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 .
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    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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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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