When we make prints in the darkroom we remove a sheet of paper from it's box and place it on the easel. Then while the paper is being exposed we may dodge and burn areas of the print using masks or using our hands.
Then the sheet of paper is placed into the tray of developer using our hands of course, and then we agitate the tray or print again using our hands. Same then applies to the stop and fix. Then a darkroom printers print will go through various stages of washing and toning again by hand.
The print will then be dried and if needed spotted.....by hand...and so on etc etc
So I think it's fair to say a traditional silver print is " hand printed "
So what about digital photographers?
I have seen many websites of digital photographers who state there prints are hand printed or they print all their prints by hand etc.
Are these statements stretching the imagination just a little too far or are they very misleading statements, full stop?
Personally I think the latter, what are your thoughts on the subject ?
I think they mislead although it's possible to do hand print digital with the digital de vere enlarger.