Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/08/11

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Subject: [Leica] B&W elementary tech
From: chs2018 at (Chris Saganich)
Date: Thu Aug 11 11:32:05 2005
References: <000601c59e9e$423ca820$6401a8c0@bigguy> <>

Thanks you BD, there is some sanity out there after all.

At 02:12 PM 8/11/2005, you wrote:
>God I never thought I'd end up defending wet prints...but Walt, the
>suggestion that " Adobe Photoshop, Nikon Coolscan and a good Epson printer(
>in the right hands) can blow away most wet prints" is complete and utter
>nonsense, assuming you're referring to wet printing "in the right hands."
>Digital printing is digital printing, whether using the OEM inks, or systems
>such as the Cone quadtones, or MIS inks. And silver printing is silver
>printing. Both will, in the hands of a competent printer, produce gorgeous
>results. But neither will be 'better' than the other.
>Now, if you want to say that a competent digital printer can more quickly
>produce, and infinitely more quickly reproduce a print than even the best
>wet printer, you're absolutely correct. :-)
>B. D.
>On 8/11/05 1:58 PM, "Walt Johnson" <> wrote:
> > Bill:
> >
> > You can certainly scan you b&w negative and print on an inkjet with good
> > results. As a matter of fact, a few simple tools can insure better 
> > results
> > than a Focomat V35.
> >
> > Adobe Photoshop, Nikon Coolscan and a good Epson printer( in the right 
> hands)
> > can blow away most wet prints. Most importantly, the results are 
> repeatable.
> >
> > There are some very good links on the subject  and one of the best is 
> Clayton
> > Jones.
> >
> >
> > Walt  J.
> >
> >
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Chris Saganich, Sr. Physicist
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York Presbyterian Hospital

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