I'm doing a job that requires 14 20X30 prints from chromes. I had a lot of thes e done about 3 years ago on type R fuji paper at a cost of about $55 each. When I quoted the current job, I added about 20% to that to be "safe". Well the dig ital revolution caught up to me. Prices have increased dramatically for high en d prints because of the need to digitize the positives. You're paying for a tec hnician to scan and correct but you don't get the file that you're paying them t o make! I'm referring to the Cymbolic Sciences Lightjet 5000 digital exposure m ethod of traditional materials. Fuji Chromira/ Crystal archive papers.
This has raised several questions;
1. Pass on some good experiences with who is doing a nice job with making high end quality prints this size from chromes?
2. Who's still doing a nice job the traditional way in the dark at a fair price ? include contrast masks?
3. Should I do them myself with Cibachrome materials. I've never done a cibach rome, but as always I'm not afraid to dive in?
Thanks in advance! I'll check back often to answer questions about what I forgo t to ask! Jim Galli
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