No, I don't want to say any way of working is better than another. However, I believe there are people who will want to print on silver papers rather than make prints directly on an inkjet, and contact printing from digital negatives is one way to do this. One could also use the ULF-28 to contact print directly from in-camera negatives, using either slow silver chloride paper like AZO, or projection type silver papers with the secondary low wattage bulb. In other words, with the proper options you could print with any process with this unit.
Originally Posted by Scott Peters
Of course, if you just want to print on silver there are less expensive light sources that will work fine, but bear in mind that with the ULF-28 you also get a vacuum frame and light integration.