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    I will second the idea that 4x5 images can be very beatiful things. Also learning these alt processes is much easier with small negatives.

    There is also the possibility of creating images with multiple 4x5 negatives (3 in a row for a 5x12 or 4x15 image, for example).

    Another possibility is to use 8x10 or larger litho fim in a homemade box pinhole camera for alt processes. I mean, if one is to go into alternative processes, one might as well start thinking in terms of alternative images!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    I will second the idea that 4x5 images can be very beatiful things. Also learning these alt processes is much easier with small negatives.
    This is a good point. It can be much harder to get an even coating over a larger surface than over a smaller surface, depending on the process. It's convenient to be able to work out issues like negative density as well in a smaller format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colivet View Post
    A 4x5 CP is too small to make many of these processes worthwhile. I used to think like that. Not any more. Actually there is something very special about them, but, don't listen to me, only you know what works for you.

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    Many of Weston's best prints are platinum contacts from 4X5 negatives. They are generally framed with heavy mats in 8X10 frames.

    As for other possibilities, bromoil and carbro both make use of bromide enlargements.

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    Another related process would be bromoil transfer where the original print is inked up and then pressed onto another (watercolour) paper to make a print. It could even be used for a (limited) edition of prints.

    A 4x5 on plain silver paper is a beauty to behold. Make a daguerrotype style case for it and could be even more treasure-like.
    “Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.” - Lao Tzu

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    This is all very encouraging to read. I really appreciate the thoughts. I do have some "series" of 4x5 negs that could be presented as a group of contacts.

    Other than bromoil, carbro, and things like toning and lith printing, what other alternative processes can be done with an enlargement?
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