[pure-silver] Re: Contact Prints

  • From: Nick Zentena <zentena@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pure-silver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:24:03 -0400

On Friday 09 September 2005 22:17, Ritab19106@xxxxxxx wrote:
> I am considering making contact prints of my 120 negatives.  Although some
> may think that prints that small are a bit too precious, I think it may in
> fact suit some of my pictures.  My question is whether the special beauty
> of a contact print is lost or compromised if the negative is not actually
> in contact with paper while printing, but rather is placed in the negative
> carrier, as one does when making an enlargement?  I'd like to avoid cutting
> my negatives if possible.

        I really like 6x9 contact printed. Also wasn't 6x6 often contact 
printed in 
the past? I wouldn't put either into a 16x20 frame but in a book type format 
it's great.

        Go with the suggestion to mask. Ruby lith is likely the best choice. 

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