I wish I knew Michael's method when I printed Monks Heaven and Hell series.

I made rc paper prints to size as he suggested and cut out complex skys around ships in the bangledesh shipbreaking yards... this method of flashing would have saved me
hours of grief as I was printing with a grade 4 filter and the contrast was tough to handle and burning five or six stops is very hard to maintain.

Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
It's the same thing in the end. I just prefer using a print because I'm often dealing with complex and/or small shapes with relatively hard edges so I find I can get more accuracy cutting out of the print than tracing/sketching a projected image. So in my case it doesn't take much longer to make an RC print.

There are lots of ways to personalize and customize these techniques to tailor them to the image, the preferences of the worker, the materials and equipment available, etc. Whatever works!