I'll definitely be scanning from prints.
I've scanned matte and gloss fibre prints with no problems. This was using an Epson V700. Get it reasonably close with the scan software and then final adjustments in Photoshop to match the print colour and tones.
Thanks SuzanneR, I'll have a look around.
Still, it sounds like RC glossy but be what I should try at first.
My posts since have simply been to explain why I made that initial post, not to harass you on the issue. I made it because you are talking about non-APUG use of the scanned images.
But you then argued that it was OK because APUG use was OK for discussion...
Then you said, no, you really meant that this information wasn't for APUG use...
So my initial reading of your OP was correct...thus my response reasonable, IMO.
Mate, I think you've got 2 different posters confused.
I don't want to get involved.
I do a lot of stuff for repro. An excellent neg scan is often best, but you have to have a decent scanner and then replicate your burns and dodges, takes a bunch of work. Scans from prints work well too, and you don't have to recreate your darkroom efforts. Glossy surface is best, makes no difference if RC or fiber, but RC will lay flatter and that is an advantage for the scanner.
I think what John is saying is scan deep, (high pixel depth, RGB 16 bit or the best the scanner can do) then match it to look like your print. "rz" or res, or alter the final resolution to match the specs. Scan at a higher resolution at or above the final output size. It's best to work close to 100%, if the print is a bit bigger than your final output that's good, if much smaller, not so good.