Quote Originally Posted by buggy
This is a newbie question but I was wondering if a contact print could be made by simply 1. in photoshop inverting a positive image to a negative, 2. printing this image via ink jet to a normal piece of typing(bond) paper, and 3. using this as the negative for contact printing alt. process?

I know a digital negative can be made using transparency paper but can normal everyday bond copy paper be used? (One would have to be careful to use paper with no watermark or other intrusive features).
Yeah you could probably do that. However that kind of paper has no ink receptur coating so it will have a very large dot gain giving an inpressionistic look. The printing times would be much longer than with a transparent material.

For me personally I've never cared for paper negatives of any kind - for any process, but some folks like them.

Don Bryant