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Sep 11, 2012 17:15 |  #1

What is the best way to make a print from a old 2X2 negative? I brought a lot of old negatives and I would like to make some prints for friends. I talked to Mpix.com and they don't do them.

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Sep 11, 2012 20:24 |  #2

2x2 negative...color or B&W? You could scan them on a flatbed scanner, and print them.


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Sep 11, 2012 20:40 |  #3

It's going to be a 2 step process. You're going to have to digitize the negatives. You can do this yourself with a good flatbed scanner, or you can send them out to be scanned. Once digitized you can send the files to any print service, or print them yourself.




  
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Sep 11, 2012 21:17 |  #4

crn3371 wrote in post #14978987 (external link)
It's going to be a 2 step process...

I'm guessing it's more like 3 steps. An "old negative" will probably be filthy & you're going to have to clean up the digital file.


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Sep 11, 2012 21:33 |  #5

Most of them are B&W. I have a Canon scanner I plan on using once the desk gets built.

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Sep 11, 2012 21:55 |  #6

Your scanner needs to have appropriate software that can 'interpret' the negative properly, to turn the negative image into a positive image, and color negs need software to remove the orange mask from the negative as well. If it is a Canon 'photo scanner' that should have come with the scanner, but if it is merely a document (printed page) scanner, you may not have appropriate software.


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Sep 12, 2012 07:22 |  #7

In addition to the software flat bed scanners may also need optional add-on to illuminate negatives and slides from the rear. Some are supplied with the necessary hardware and some without. Normal flatbed scanning relies on reflected light which is not effective with transparent media. ie need to make sure you scanner can scan negatives and slides, but then I have also seen some that will only work with 35mm and nothing bigger...Alternative is to look at the range of negative/slide copiers that are available these days....


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Sep 13, 2012 15:15 as a reply to  @ birderman's post |  #8

Thanks Wilt and Birderman...




  
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