How to make a negative print?

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  1. Demosthenes

    Demosthenes TPF Noob!

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    Hey all,

    I use film and was wondering what the best methods were to make a print that looks identical to the negative. I've only done this once (a long time ago) and it involved laying two pieces of photo paper on top of each other. Any insight would be wonderful!
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    Your memory might be fooling you.
    You can make a print on paper, develop, fix, wash dry.
    Then use it as a negative to make a contact print on another piece of paper.
     
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    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    just be sure that the paper you use doesn't have a logo on the backside
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    Also, inevitably the second print from the paper negative will have lowered contrast.
     
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    You can also use a positive b/w film as your negative to make a negative print, Or take an already exposed negative, dupe it to negative film creating a positive negative if you will, then use that film and make your negative print from it.
     
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    You cannot contact print from paper to paper. You can only contact print from film to paper.

    Really the only way to do this is with a copy/process setup, where you essentially photograph the print.
     
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    must take forever...I'd just turn the lights on.
     

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