</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Aggie @ Jan 15 2003, 09:35 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> I feel better and half the people in the classs commented on how digital will have to go a long way to ever beat one of Gary's prints. </td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'>
If you talk to Gary you'll find out that he prints using a LightJet 5000 (it's mentioned on his site as well). This printer does indeed expose traditional photo paper but does so from a *gasp* digital file that's carefully and meticulously edited... *gasp* digitally before being sent to the printer.
This printer achieves more accurate color and better tonal range than most traditional processes thanks to its *gasp* digital profiles. The paper is exposed using a computer-guided laser and automatically developed. There is no darkroom involved.
Digital doesn't need to beat Gary's prints. Gary's prints *are* digital.