Quote Originally Posted by JBrunner View Post
I prefer to view a print at about double the distance of the diagonal or so. It isn't a rule or anything that I know of, just seems about right.

When my 8x10 contacts are hung, it is fun to overhear print sniffers, with their nose on my print- "Wow, that's incredible detail. I wonder what kind of printer he uses?"
I've been taught that the right viewing distance is equal to the diagonal of the print, it works for me.

Of course I have to confess that after viewing at the distance of the diagonal I sniff the print, call it critical viewing