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Alternatives to Pictorico

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  • Subject: Alternatives to Pictorico
  • From: trevor cunningham <tr_cunningham@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 03:14:18 -0700 (PDT)
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As some of you may or may not know, I live in Egypt.  Chemicals are easy to come by here so alt process is a natural choice in a land void of silver gelatin paper.  My issue is finding materials to make digital negs with.  I use a 5X7 Arca Swiss but desire much larger prints, and film extinction is quickly becoming a depressing reality.  More generally, my alt prints evolve from 120 film - print - scan - printed transparency.  The low res realities of this are disturbing and frustrating.  I was wondering if there are transparency materials that professional printers could use (other than Pictorico, which does not exist here) to make my desired big negs.  I might be able to gain access to x-ray film, but the process seems wasteful.  Any ideas?

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