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Subject: [Leica] Proposal: Large Print Exchange
From: jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj)
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 08:44:19 +0530
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I would rather have a 19"x13" proper Print Exchange - which I would be very
interested in.

On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 8:40 AM, Richard Man <richard at>wrote:

> How often do you hear people say, the proof making a print and an 8x10
> print is pretty small to see anything?
> Wouldn't you like a see a big print from (M9, D700, X100, 4x5 etc.)?
> How about this proposal: in this group, everyone makes one large print, at
> least 13x19, may be 17x22. Darkroom printer may use 16x20 etc.
> Feel free to watermark on the edge and heck, write in giant letters on the
> back that says, "Property of XYZ. I will send my puppies to nip at you if
> you steal it.' Heck, tear off a corner if you are paranoid. Whatever.
> Everyone sends the copy to the Coordinator.
> The Coordinator gathers all the prints and after a week, forward it to the
> first person in line, 2 weeks later, it gets send to the next person and so
> on and back to the Coordinator. The last person keeps their own print.
> The Coordinator then sends the prints back to each person.
> So the cost is one mailing to the Coordinator, one mailing to the next
> person in line, and one mailing back to the sender, and the purchase of a
> mailing tube. This should be less than $40. We will equalize the cost so
> the oversea will not get penalized.
> In fact, the Coordinator may pre-purchase postage and make labels for all
> the trips and include it with the package.
> Of course there is a chance that the prints may get lost, so may be tearing
> off the corner and marking it on the back is appropriate.
> Any takers?
> --
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