How big can you get a transparancy?

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Richard, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. Richard

    Richard Guest

    I'm not a photographer.

    Slides were (are) made from 35mm film. Okay, they are tiny.

    Can you get "slides" or transparencies made much bigger - like 500mm x
    300mm (and larger)?

    Can you get such large transparencies made from prints/pictures? TIA.
     
    Richard, Feb 8, 2006
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  2. I remember that when Cibachrome was introduced there was a transparency
    version.
    Suggest you try BPD Photech http://www.bpdphotech.com . They do prints and,
    presumably, could do transparencies if the material is still around.
     
    Malcolm Stewart, Feb 8, 2006
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  3. Richard

    Tumbleweed Guest

    What do you want to accomplish?
     
    Tumbleweed, Feb 8, 2006
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    Brian Guest

    Depending on what you want it for you could print onto acetate. An A3
    printer would do close to that size.

    Brian
     
    Brian, Feb 8, 2006
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    Tony Polson Guest


    Yes, it can still be done on Ilfochrome (formerly Cibachrome).

    BPD is the place to go. Not cheap but very, very good.
     
    Tony Polson, Feb 9, 2006
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    Neil Barker Guest

    You certainly used to be - Colab used to do 'Duratrans' which were just
    that. Extremely expensive, though.
     
    Neil Barker, Feb 9, 2006
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    Stu Carter Guest

    Move the projector further back?

    Just a thought. There may be a solution for your problem 'outside the
    box'.

    Are you looking for viewing on a light-box? Less grain in the projected
    article? Projection from a fixed place (OHP)?


    Cheers,

    Stu
     
    Stu Carter, Feb 9, 2006
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    Mark Dunn Guest

    Mark Dunn, Feb 9, 2006
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    Richard Guest

    I was thinking about having the transparancy over a light box.

    Cheapest would be to see if one could print a quality transparancy on
    acetate.

    I wonder if anyone does that.
     
    Richard, Feb 9, 2006
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    Alan Holmes Guest

    How big do you want them?

    Alan
     
    Alan Holmes, Feb 9, 2006
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    Mark Dunn Guest

    Any pro lab will dupe to 10x8. Still not sure if that's what you mean.
     
    Mark Dunn, Feb 9, 2006
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    Tony Polson Guest


    Try reading the post you replied to.

    Clue:
    The answer is in the phrase "500mm x 300mm (and larger)".

    You quoted this phrase in your reply, but apparently didn't read it.

    ;-)
     
    Tony Polson, Feb 9, 2006
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    Alan Holmes Guest

    Oh dear, I must learn to read properly!

    Alan
     
    Alan Holmes, Feb 9, 2006
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