Thanks a million for the leads!
Let me clarify: We contact printed all of your finished prints. We used 8 10 film. Made contacts with red paper. Once the print was selected we went to work getting the contrast density and tonal range on the printer. We’d print from 100 – 500 prints.
The quality was superb and could not be equaled by any other technique. Prints were beyond sharp. Tonal range could not be expressed in words. BTW: we never used an enlarger. Funny thing we had three 8 10 enlargers.
I want to do some 8 10 pinhole photograph and then contact print the images. I like some of the Old World techniques.
Thanks again for the information. Very helpful