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I have been looking for a while for a professional quality, fiber based paper reprint from a digital file souorce.
I found this digital enlarger
http://www.photoscala.com/node/view/643

So far the only lab I can find that use a digital enlarger is “San Miguel photo Lab” bestlab.com

Have you ever try this process? (sounds fantastic). Do you know of other labs that give this service?

by Alex Reshuan at 2005-05-07 10:29:59 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Miami , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Couldn’t you get a neg made from the file and then you can choose the best handprinter rather than be limited to a lab with a digital enlarger?

by Louis Porter | 08 May 2005 01:05 | Melbourne, Australia | | Report spam→
Hi Alex,

I am also considering in printing my files onto fibre paper. As nobody in my area has the Durst digital (at least as far as I know), I am looking on producing negatives using a film recorder (continuous tone one). One friend from Canada uses one, unit from 1993 he is quite happy with. Quoting him, it uses a custom CRT and tri-colour filter wheel with optics focusing the image on piece of film up to 120. Newer units could have higher resolution and perhaps better colours or shades of grey (I assume). I recall some newer ones use three lasers instead of a CRT, and perhaps could work in higher bit depth (if Lightjet can, why not these too). Making a conventional B&W negative this way could be even better than using the De Vere digital enlarger, as you could than print or have it printed at your leisure, although the additional cost could offset that. I guess prints on the De Veres aren’t cheap either…

by Frantisek Vlcek | 09 May 2005 09:05 (ed. May 9 2005) | Prague, Czech Republic | | Report spam→
Thanks for the link, thats a great concept, and I look forward to utilizing it.

by [former member] | 09 May 2005 11:05 | new orleans, United States | | Report spam→
Alex,

I had my portfolio printed on 11×17 paper with a digital enlarger. The colors looked great, there is no noise or grain in the files and they look bombdiggitydocious. I live in a small town in North Idaho, so I would imagine there would have to be more labs in Miami that offer this. As with anything, make sure you save the files sRGB and the colors should be spot on from a straight print.

by Jerome Pollos | 09 May 2005 13:05 | Coeur d'Alene, United States | | Report spam→

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Alex Reshuan, Photographer Alex Reshuan
Photographer
Guayaquil , Ecuador
Louis  Porter, Photographer Louis Porter
Photographer
Melbourne , Australia
Frantisek Vlcek, Photojournalist Frantisek Vlcek
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Jerome Pollos, Photojournalist Jerome Pollos
Photojournalist
Coeur D'alene , United States


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