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My First Large Format Print

 
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Apr 16, 2016 15:57 |  #1

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.

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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.

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Apr 16, 2016 17:00 |  #2

Wonderful story and beautiful image!


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Apr 16, 2016 17:07 |  #3

Cool! $5 a foot seems a deal indeed.


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Apr 17, 2016 06:19 |  #4

Colorado CJ wrote in post #17973979 (external link)
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.

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/FULD​AQ  (external link) First Large Format Print (external link) by Andrew Marjama (external link), 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.

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/ov1m​3p  (external link) Life on the Edge (external link) by Andrew Marjama (external link), on Flickr

I look at this on my lowly 6 bit monitor screen, and just wish I could see the print in person. I would love to see it printed large on a traditional silver monochrome paper, I bet that would be absolutely out of this world. There is just something special IMO about monochrome on silver halide papers. I have found a lab that does digital prints, from a Durst Lambda digital exposure machine, onto Ilford MGIV papers, both RC and Fiber based. The only thing is that they are far from cheap. About £30 for a 16×12 on the Fiber based Baryta paper. Still for a special image well worth while.

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Apr 17, 2016 09:15 as a reply to  @ BigAl007's post |  #5

$5 per linear foot? Wow! What media? May be worth a day trip to Colorado.

Nice photo, btw.


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Apr 18, 2016 12:05 |  #6

4x5 negative? I have done it under Omega D5 enlarger. Wasn't impressed much. I could understand why and what for most of LF (small size) went digital. But I'm not impressed with results either.


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Apr 19, 2016 06:31 |  #7

Great price to go with an awesome photo I'll have to check if my local library offers this service.


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Apr 19, 2016 14:03 |  #8

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4x5 negative? I have done it under Omega D5 enlarger. Wasn't impressed much. I could understand why and what for most of LF (small size) went digital. But I'm not impressed with results either.

I have no idea what you're getting at. Do you mean that you're not impressed with LF? If so, versus what?


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