I have a 6x8 film image that I'd like to print. There is one problem. There is a pin hole on it. The hole is really tiny. When enlarged to 16x20 size (which is my target size), the hole is about 0.5mm in size. Since it is a pin hole, it will print as a dark black spot. The paper will be Pearl RC so what I can do is kind of limited.

Is there an old timer way of fixing this on neg so it isn't so obvious?

"Way Beyond..." book shows one method which is to paint on the neg so the black dot becomes a white dot, then to use spotting technique on print to remove it. I don't think it's practical on this image due to size.

I'm hoping someone has a trick or two to share....