Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
I never did my own color printing, but my printer in the 70's and 80's preferred internegatives to having to contrast mask Cibachrome, and neither of us really liked the type R of that time. His 35mm internegatives of 35mm slides lost some detail, but medium format internegatives held up very well. One of the issues he had with Cibachrome was the loss of delicate color, for example faint pinks that would go white. I don't know if things got better since then, as I stopped getting prints from slides, preferring to just project.
I did love some Cibachromes I had made, but others were just more intense than what I wanted. That is, it sort of amped up softer images.

Anyway, without type R or Ilfochrome, internegatives are still a viable method to print slides if scanning is not desired.
Internegatives are certainly viable. My point was that successfully making them and printing from them can be more difficult.

I'm not sure it's THAT difficult though. I've thought about picking up an old slide duplicator and using it to shoot dupes of slides on neg film. But there are color balance issues, color temperature issues with your light source (both needing filtration) and you pick up contrast, for which I think some people preflash the film and... yeah, not nearly as simple as Ilfochrome (or type R for that matter.)