producing colour slides using negative film and a slide copier

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Robert Laws, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Robert Laws

    Robert Laws Guest

    Is there any suitable film that could produce a colour transparency
    from a colour negative image using a slide duplicator?

    If not then my options would seem to be (1) scan the negative and
    convert to positive then send to digital slide printing lab or (2) make
    BW slides as recently discussed in another thread.

    thank you for any help anyone can offer,

    Robert Laws, Oct 4, 2006
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  2. Option 1 works for me. See (for example)


    These are output at 4000 dpi from a
    file you provide, by FTP or by CD/DVD.

    rafe b
    Raphael Bustin, Oct 4, 2006
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    Mark B Guest

    The simplest way would be to just scan it and send the digital file out
    to a place like If you use the high resolution and
    color depth you can based on the information of what that particular lab
    can use. Using a slide duplicator you are going through enough
    generations that you are going to lose quality each time you copy.
    Mark B, Oct 4, 2006
  4. Yes, and was commonplace to do so -- use 'color print film':
    the film color movies are 'printed' on to make
    viewable copies. Richard Knoppow would be the one to
    ask for more information.

    Color negative film is often incorrectly called 'print
    film' because the negatives it produces are then used
    to make prints: sort of like calling an SD card a
    'print card' (which will probably happen).

    Kodak's 35mm camera version(s) of print film, Vericolor, is
    discontinued. I don't know if anyone else still makes a
    version for non-movie use.

    I would suggest finding someone with a film recorder or
    using a slide service bureau -- you download scans of the
    negatives and they mail you back finished Ektachromes.
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Oct 4, 2006
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    UC Guest

    There used to be, but I believe the film for this has been dicontinued.

    UC, Oct 4, 2006
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    Greg \_\ Guest

    Yes use a digital camera- duplicator and invert the image in photoshop,
    color correct then out put to a film recorder.
    Greg \_\, Oct 5, 2006
  7. Robert Laws

    Greg \_\ Guest

    Actually I have duplicated negatives that are better than scans. The
    digital file is considered an original on par with the negative if the
    resolution is high enough.
    Greg \_\, Oct 5, 2006
  8. Robert Laws

    Robert Laws Guest

    Thank you all for your helpful suggestions. I do have a film scanner
    so I can prepare digital files and send them off to one of the
    companies that produce slides from digital. I'll try that.

    best regards,

    Robert Laws, Oct 5, 2006
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    j Guest

    j, Oct 7, 2006
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