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    Transparent paper?

    Are there any papers available that are transparent? I have used the Picto... but it is too thick for what I have in mind.

    Any help?

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    Re: Transparent paper?

    Enlarge your negatives onto copy film or ortho litho film.

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    Re: Transparent paper?

    print your photos on single weight paper if you can find it
    or coat your own ,,,
    then WAX the prints with beeswax or parafin
    thats what i do
    the prints arent completely clear but almost translucent
    and easy to print as negatives ... or like stainedglass if you add color.
    copyshops can print color or b/w mylar and the gooey stuff
    your mechanic puts his little rectangular windshield
    oil change reminders on too .... kindof cheapo and not the best quality, but fun.
    enjoy your coffee

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    Re: Transparent paper?

    Maybe Red River Sheer, if they still make it.

    ~ Keith

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    Re: Transparent paper?

    for color, or b/w optical enlargements, or for digital printing(inkjet)?

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    Re: Transparent paper?

    Looked up the Red River Sheer. It's still in the catalog online but in only one very small size. Bummer. Also says not recommended for pigment inks, though I tested it once a long time ago and didn't see any problem.

    You don't say what your intended use is. I and others seem to have assumed paper negatives based on your mention of "Picto...", but maybe not. Pictorico is a brand, not a single product. It would help to know some more context.

    ~ Keith

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    Re: Transparent paper?

    This is posted in the darkroom forum so I was assuming the OP was looking for darkroom processes.

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