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What's Better For Enlargments?  
User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 32
Posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

Two questions:

1) What's better if I want to make an enlargement - let's say to 36x26cm - of a picture: slide or negative?

2) I made for the first time slides. I used Kodak Elitechrome 100. With the loupe, the slides look awesome, above all the colors. I made a paper print of some of the slides - 10x15cm - in a shop and those prints do look somehow grainy, even more than pictures made with a 200 negative film. When I scan them, I see fine parallel lines all over the picture. Why is that? What's wrong?

Any advice?

Regards
Gerardo


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User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

Sounds like some weird digital print.
I would suggest you scan the slide and get an Epson printer. I have the Epson stylus Photo 870. It's just awesome! The 1270 can do A3 format.
/JM



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User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

Actually, I gave it to a professional photo store, not an 1hr service. The prints were of lower quality than previous copies I made from negatives in the same shop.

Regards
Gerardo



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User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Go back and complain.
/JM



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User currently offlineBrainStorm123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

Hello,

It seems to be your photoshop dealer made a fault
so he should fix it for free.

If he don't, you know what to do find a better place for better print results.

Maybe but just maybe the parallel lines you named will be solved if you take a higher sharpness.

And if you scan negatives / slides I allways use 300 or 400 DPI/PPI.

And somethimes cropping the image will work but not allways Smile.

I wish you good luck and let me know if it solved your problem.

And what scanner do you use (flatbed,Film,Negative)

Regards,

Jeffrey van Beek
The Netherlands




User currently offlineKellmark From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 683 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

It would depend on the process that they used. Ask them.
In the traditional chemical based process, they would have to make an internegative of the slide with negative film, then make the print from the negative. This loses definition and increases contrast significantly. Some labs will make a 6 x 6 negative of the 35 slide in order to get better detail. Of course this costs more.
Others use a scanning process.
I believe using a high quality slide scanner and then printing on a high quality printer such as the Epson would give you a good result. That is what I do and am very happy with it. But you need to make sure that the paper and ink is something that will last and not fade quickly.


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

I think, for a real comparison, I would have to scan the slides with a film-scanner. What I did was, to scan the paper prints, which were made at the already mentioned photo shop, with a flatbed (UMAX 1220S), which normally isn't that bad.

The prints already have a bad quality. I think, I'll go back and ask what happened. Perhaps I could try another shop.

Thanks so far.

Regards
Gerardo
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