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Re: Digital Film backup

Title: Re: Digital Film backup
That would work for monochrome.

But for color the least expensive route appears to be the color separations on B&W film.


At 8:03 PM -0400 6/9/07, Ender100@aol.com wrote:
You could print a large format digital negative with an inkjet a lot cheaper... hehehehe

In a message dated 6/9/07 2:56:02 PM, sanking@clemson.edu writes:

I agree that losing most of what we shoot is not a bad thing. Every five years or so I go through my work and discard about 90% of it.

However, if I were going to archive important work that was captured on digital I would not do so on Ektachrome since the dyes are not permanent. It would be much better to make color separations on B&W pan film. You could capture more detail than is in most digital  prints with 120 or 220 film and 6X7 or 6X9 format.


Best Wishes,
Mark Nelson

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