Contact Sheets

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  1. darin3200

    darin3200 TPF Noob!

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    I have a bit of a problem. I cut my negs into strips of 4. However, with 36 exp rolls I can't fit all the negs onto a 8x10" sheet of paper for the contact print.

    How does everyone else do the 36exp contact sheets?

    Thanks
     
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    Have you tried printing in portrait?
     
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    darin3200 TPF Noob!

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    Oops, I should probably make it more clear. I'm trying to make a contact sheet in a darkroom.
     
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    I usually print 2 contact sheets, just for a better density spread. So when I have a roll of 36, one line will get sacrificed on each, which is seldom a big deal.

    I like the idea of switching to portrait, though. duh!! :lol: I can still get a density spread but have all the frames.
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    I have the same problem, Darin. I cut mine into strips of 5, and of course those don't work, either. There must be a better way.
     
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    Some always get clipped off for me too (i usually cut them in fives) when I shoot 36 frame rolls since I print them in portait orientation. Printing two contact sheets is a good idea.
     
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    I like to strips of 4 because those fit nicely into the plastic bags I use for storing them. I think that I'll just use an 8x10 and a 5x7
     
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    I've just bought some negative holders that will hold strips of 6 frames so I'm hoping that will enable me to get them all on 1 sheet.
     
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    mine can hold 6, but it wont all fit on an 8x10 anyway...unfortunately.
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    strips of five fit on 8x10, but only 35 frames.
     
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    I always just did it in two contact sheets =p Sure took one extra piece of paper but I had all my images and didn't fuss with getting stuff to fit.
     
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    I don't think it's possible to fit 36 frames onto a contact sheet. The way I always do it is to cut it into 6 strips of 6 and when I print it I just end up cutting off the edges of some frames.
     

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