Have you experienced your lab of choice digitally scanning your film and then digitally printing on a high end ink jet kind of printer? I had a conversation with my favorite lab of choice and they no longer offer enlarged prints created from an enlarger and souped.
Is this the future of all professional labs, especially the color labs?
Yes. Pretty much the way all pro labs are geared now. As a user of these pro high end services, the results are splendid indeed — better than Ilfochrome Classic which I laboured away at (financially, at least!) for the better part of 20 years. I frame all my prints.
.::Gary Rowan Higgins
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