Slide film

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by fightheheathens, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. fightheheathens

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    I was reading another topic about how now days when you order a print from slide film, it is done by a digital scan then print.

    My question is twofold.
    question the first, can you make an optical print from a slide.

    question the second, how is an optical print made from a slide?
    my best guess would be that you use the slide to project onto color paper and make a color negative. then do a contact print. but i dont know if this works from color.


    I ask this question because i have recently found out that the university of California Berkeley offers public art classes and included in that is a class on color developing and color printing. (I believe this includes e6 process)

    ps. Im excited that im gona have access to a very nice printing dark room :)
     
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    I'm sure you can. They did it years ago before scanners and computers. I don't know the process though.......
    Cosmo
     
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    I know the process is called Ilfochrome (formerly called cibachrome) but I don't know anything about how it works, and I'm too lazy to look it up :) It's something I"m interested in too, though
     
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    Click here for some descriptions of exactly what cibachrome (or ilfochrome) is...

    I get all my slides printed up large on cibachrome, and they look fantastic - deep, rich colour, accurate to the original slides, and (according to all the tests) will last more or less a lifetime without fading...
     
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    It is an R-3 process and there are very few around nowadays. The digital printers can print from a slide and do a pretty good job, no where near what the old chrome prints did but not too bad. There is a place in NY that does beautiful true chrome prints but they are expensive. It is called iChrome Editions 866-820-0722
     
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    back in the day..... I had a friend who owned a kis one hour lab. He sent me all his slides to make inner negs.... That was also one of the ways it was done. But the type r and cybachrome were more colorful. The question about using cybachrome as a paper negative even came up once Hertz I think said he had seen that done.
     
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    I used to do it personally with inter negatives. I would simply photograph the slide in a slide copier onto negative color film. The problem with the process is that it builds contrast - lots of it - so you learned to pre-flash the negative film to cut back on contrast. The inter negative could then be printed like any other color negative.

    Cibachrome was a better process but expensive for a photographer so almost everyone used the interneg. Makes you really appreciate what you can do with digital imaging.
     
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    I have some larger prints from slide film. However these were processed by a lab some 7 years ago. Now idea what the process was, but the prints look very slide-like in terms of colours and contrast. Whereas prints from negative, which I shot in the same light, same location, always were a problem for me (when processed in a lab wher you cannot influence anything). That was actually one of my reasons to migrate to slide: Lacking my own lab, only via slide film I could actually get the proper contrast and colours.

    Nowadays, scanning from slide film and digital prints yield virtually the same results ... IF a good scanner is used.
     
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    I would have to agree wih you, but the better method is to use Kodak or similar interneg film, which has a lower contrast ratio and I always contacted the films together so as to not lose any quality, or at least as little as possible. Using anti newton glass is a must.
     
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    and of course to most people here from the digital generation that translates "quack quack quack quckity quack."
     
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    Right on. :headbang:
     

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