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Thread: Is it possible/practical to make digital negative for use in an enlarger?

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    Re: Is it possible/practical to make digital negative for use in an enlarger?

    Quote Originally Posted by domaz View Post
    I've been contact printing silver gelatin with digital negatives and they are actually very good. You see some inkjet "grain" only very close up- kind of indistinguishable from anything but perhaps an 8x10 in-camera contact print. The key is to use the newer versions of Quadtone RIP that actually support the High DPI modes, and also a high dpi printer of course. Even better is to use the beta Piezography Driver which uses Gutenprint under the hood which as far better resolution and dithering algorithms than the kind of outdated QTR at this point.
    I doubt this will work in an enlarger, as the OP intends to do.

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    Re: Is it possible/practical to make digital negative for use in an enlarger?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pieter View Post
    I doubt this will work in an enlarger, as the OP intends to do.
    Unlikely no- it's possible an 8x10 digital negative might enlarge to 11x14.. that's about my perception of the quality of it in general.

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