Prints from Slides - Ongoing discussion from print vs slide film

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Greg, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. Greg

    Greg Guest

    In the print vs slide film discussion, someone mentioned that there
    were 3 ways to make prints from slide film.

    Type R - prints made directly from the slide. Why do prints made this
    way not have has good a quality as prints made from slides? I
    wouldn't have thought there would be much difference between prints
    made directly from slide and print film - what difference in the
    process leads to a loss in quality for slide prints

    Type C - prints made from a negative made from the slide. Surely as
    soon as you start making a negative from a slide you are losing
    quality? It seems like quite a round about method of making prints.

    Dye transfer - Is this method readily available - how expensive would
    it be?

    I guess I just don't understand why prints from direct from negatives
    should be better than prints direct from slides.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
    Greg, Apr 23, 2004
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  2. In the print vs slide film discussion, someone mentioned that there
    Thought this link might help explain the differences,....
    http://web.mit.edu/cai/www/photo/film/printslide.html
     
    Dointha Pigeon, Apr 23, 2004
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  3. Isn't there a 4th way (sort of)? Many modern minilabs are digital, so
    prints are produced by scanning the slide then exposing the (traditional wet
    chemistry) printing paper using a laser.
     
    Matthew Williams, Apr 23, 2004
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  4. Greg

    Travis Smith Guest

    You happen to know who wrote that page? Just curious cause the lab that he
    used for the Ilfochrome (Holland) is the same one I use, except it's about a
    5 minute drive from my house.

    Travis Smith
     
    Travis Smith, Apr 25, 2004
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