Sharpness and resolution are primarily determined by paper surface. The water color and drawing papers we use with Pt./Pd. are simply not able to show much more than 10 lppm, if that. The paper texture simply breaks up any detail or resolution over 10 lppm. Silver prints on glossy papers, on the other hand, are capable of showing resolution well over 40 lppm.
My carbon prints placed on art and drawing papers do not show nearly as much detail as an image from the same negative placed on a hard surface, fixed out photographic paper.
Bear in mind, however, that the limit of human resolution is below 10 lppm for the great majority of persons.
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