When I say "best" or "optimum", I mean "the print that you want". The best print is the one that expresses your artistic intention. It will be different for every person.
Originally Posted by mcilroy
Bob's post reminded me that you can use outflanking for enlargements as well. It zeroes in on the print you want, no matter what other techniques you may be using. Bob does a lot of split grade printing and still arrives at his optimal print with just a few sheets of paper.
Using a contact printer severely limits your ability to get a fine print. I have only one negative that prints straight, without any dodging or burning. I recommend you use a high wattage R40 bare bulb and a contact printing frame.
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