Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/03

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Subject: [Leica] small prints [was: Print pricing and a Print Swap]
From: Guy Bennett <>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 18:21:31 -0800

ken wrote:

>I think larger prints deserve to be charged more because the negatives
>must be better to withstand the >enlargement.  When I see lovely, but
>slightly out-of-focus or blurred image on the negative, I print it >small.
>Some images work very well in small prints (2"x3" for example) mounted on
>a much larger (say >8x10) board anyway...

i have an on-going series of small prints in exactly the size you mention
(2"x3"), ken. they are personal, introspective images and the small size
enhances their intimacy. the effect would be entirely different if i
printed them 8"x10" or larger.

imho, everything in a print - paper texture, tone, dimensions, margin
width, etc. - contributes to the reception of the image. changing one
perimeter changes all.

contrary to what they say, size does matter.