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Colorado CJ
16-Apr-2016, 13:59
With nothing better to do on a rainy day, I decided to try out my library's large format printer.

I cleaned up a scan of one of my 4x5 film negatives and brought it down to be printed.

I downsized the scan to 44" x 35" (the scan was 67" wide natively).

I am REALLY impressed with how well the print turned out. This was my first time printing anything this large and I was wondering how good it would look. The detail is amazing!

I've wet printed this image before in my juryrigged darkroom, but only an 8 x 10 image.

The best part about this is the price. My library only charges $5.00 per linear foot for any print. At 44" wide, I can make some LARGE prints now if I want to.

I can see that I'm going to start making use of this printer in the future.

Here is the 44" x 35" print.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1590/26195083160_6d2a1b74d2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FULDAQ)First Large Format Print (https://flic.kr/p/FULDAQ) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

And here is the actual image I printed. Shot with my Zone VI 4x5 large format camera on Foma 200 film and developed in HC-110.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3861/14768094699_3297654998_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ov1m3p)Life on the Edge (https://flic.kr/p/ov1m3p) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

16-Apr-2016, 14:01
Very nice! Enjoy having access to those capabilities while you can!

Ken Lee
16-Apr-2016, 15:22
That looks great !

May I ask, what scanner and what resolutions were used for the scan and the print ?

I ask because I've recently made some 32x40 inch prints from 4x5 scanned on my consumer-grade Epson V700 was pleasantly surprised with the results. Sharpening is required of course, but done judiciously, these prints look fine even at close inspection.

16-Apr-2016, 16:44
That's a good deal.

Pali K
16-Apr-2016, 17:28
That looks really nice and what a great deal!


16-Apr-2016, 18:22
Dear Ansel....

David Lobato
16-Apr-2016, 18:31
Nice. The angled row of grasses on the lower left also support the title. Life is precarious.

16-Apr-2016, 19:58
Wonderful image! It should be printed large.....