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Best Way To Make Prints From Slides  
User currently offlineTS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3685 times:

Hello guys,

I have some slides & would like to have good prints on photographic paper. Do you have any advice how this can be best achieved? The normal lab service is OK for 10x15cm prints, but as soon you go higher quality sucks a lot (too soft, visible lines). Is it a good idea to scan the slides & give the files to a digital photo finisher like Fujicolor Digital or Photobox? Also, I can remember there was a (rather expensive) fine printing method called Cibachrome. Has anyone made any experience with this? Thanks for your thoughts.

Thomas

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User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3671 times:
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Quality sucks? I did a 20*30 inch print once of a KM25 slide once and it came out gorgeous. That was done at a professional lab though, quite expensive.

Tim



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User currently offlineTS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3661 times:

Tim, how much was this 20x30 print?

My 20x30 prints weren't done by a professional service. I had the impression they scanned the slides at a low resolution. The softness was obviously caused by the interpolation.


User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3659 times:
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Think it was about 25 euro.

Tim



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User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3653 times:

For 8x10's I've been scanning them (slides), burning to CD (or taking them on my SD Card) to a local Pharmacy that does digital prints. They come out perfect! For anything larger, I use The Slide Printer but haven't used them in a long time. Plus they are in the US so that doesn't help you.

Word is, my local Costco does 11x14 digital prints, so will have to see how they look.

Michael


User currently offlineSkyliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 204 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

I have used the Slide Printer with good results for about 20 years, as recently as last month. As Michael indicates, this applies to US users, however.
George


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