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View Poll Results: What PAPER size do you print onto most frequently. i.e. your standard paper size.
5x7 wet print 19 10.44%
10x8 wet print 71 39.01%
11x14 wet print 23 12.64%
12x16 wet print 8 4.40%
20x16 wet print 1 0.55%
A6 digital 3 1.65%
A5 digital 4 2.20%
A4 digital 19 10.44%
A3 digital 8 4.40%
A2 digital 4 2.20%
other size wet print (tell us) 8 4.40%
other size digital (tell us) 14 7.69%
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What's your most frequently used PAPER size?
Old 06-29-2011   #1
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What's your most frequently used PAPER size?

What PAPER size do you print onto most frequently. i.e. your standard paper size.

I know some will use both wet print and digital print but I'm looking for the most used. But you can always elaborate with a post below.

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Old 06-29-2011   #2
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I seem to use 9 1/2"x12" quite a bit, although 10"x8" gets a look-in overall because of contacts and quick prints being on that size. This is in the darkroom (a.k.a. spare bedroom), not any 'lightroom' of course.
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Old 06-29-2011   #4
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11x14 for me.

Proof prints are made on RC, final prints are made on Fibre.
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Old 06-29-2011   #5
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I have 200 sheets of the new (aka terrible) Fuji 20x24 Crystal Archive C-print paper sitting around. I guess that's my most frequently used.
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Old 06-29-2011   #6
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5x7 wet print for me. Perfect size for 35mm street and documentary/photojournalism stuff, and also great for contact printing 4x5, especially portraits, and small square format prints that can be trimmed later
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I guess 5x7 because I use those for test strips! Otherwise 8x10 followed by 11x14.
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I guess 5x7 because I use those for test strips! Otherwise 8x10 followed by 11x14.
I always cut test strips from the paper box I'm working from. That way I don't get caught out by variations from batch to batch of paper or the age of paper.
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i chose "other digital" since the list is missing the crazy north american sizes: 8.5x11, 11x17, 13x19, 17x22, etc... I'd rather use the A sizes, but can't seem to get that here.

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I always cut test strips from the paper box I'm working from. That way I don't get caught out by variations from batch to batch of paper or the age of paper.

Scissors! I'm too lazy for that! Even with different brands I haven't had a problem. Yet. Of course, all my prints are on RC multigrade and I not a perfectionist. They're all work prints, pretty much.
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Centimeters, not inches..
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Centimeters, not inches..

Hi Guys. I just go with 18X24 cm , 24X30 cm Those two sizes are my favourite. I do beleve I ahave som Oriental Seagull fibre base.
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Old 06-29-2011   #12
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I print digitally and proof on 8.5X11 and make final prints on mostly 11X17 or sometimes 13X19 if I plan to mat and frame the print. Jim
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I'm not certain of the percentages but most used would be 5x7 and 8x10...I have some 11x14 but its rare when I've used it..and that's wet printing...
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5x7 Kentmere Fine Art FB Glossy and some matte. I really like that size for "showing" my pictures to friends and family, its a nice size to see some detail, portable and inexpensive.

And that Kentmere paper is really nice !

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No poll option for the stuff that comes in a lengthy roll about 10 centmetres wide, two or single ply ... and with a choice of re-cycled or regular!

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While I most frequently print on 8x10" paper, my standard size paper for a final print is 16x20". I make proofsheets on 9x12" SW fiber paper (FINALLY SW paper again thanks to a test run of ADOX SW MCC), then make a proof print of what looks promising on Ilford Multigrade FB. Final prints when justified are on 16x20" Oriental Seagull VC cold tone or warm tone almost always. I do make some 20x24" prints from time to time, and have made a few portfolios on 11x14" Seagull.

Digital works similarly for me, an 8.5x11" proofsheets generated by Bridge, 8.5x11" proof prints of promising images and 17x22" final prints when I get something worthwhile.
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I haven't yet fallen in love with printer prints, but I do use digital files to do chemical prints with various suppliers. Again a but, but luckily I also don't enjoy large prints, so 5x7 or at the most 8x10. When I see a digital camera 11x14+ print I usually don't like it so I stay smaller. I have a 4x5 camera but I do the post digitally and still stick to smaller prints.

So en fin, I guess I probably would like wet large prints when someone does them that I trust. And I do small prints chemically from vendors.
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Old 06-29-2011   #18
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I use 12x16 paper but usually print 12x8 with a 2 inch border all round which is perfect for 3:2 aspect ratio images and great for 35mm film IMO. For portrait format 7 1/2 x 10 inch image(3:4 aspect) on 9 1/2 x 12 inch paper with 1 inch border all round. I use 10x8 for trialling and or 6x9 image size.
135 format film is plenty big enough to give high quality prints at these sizes. Occasionally I'll print bigger if neg quality (sharpness) is good enough.

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I actually prefer prints from my R2400 at 5x7 and of late I've been halving A4 Gold Fibre Silk and Smooth Gallery Pearl with a staight edge and a stanley knife!

For some reason I seldom get the result I want at 8x10.
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Old 06-29-2011   #20
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I gennerally print 9 x 13.5 inches on 11 x 14 paper. This is "full frame" for 35mm, and even when I crop things quite a bit, it just looks right. Even when I print from a 6x6 negative I often use this size rather than trimming the paper to 11 x 11 (which I did in the past.)
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Ilford smooth pearl + gold silk @ 5x7 and a4 at around 9x12ish. I hate cropping 3:2 images from 5d, so I leave a border round the print. Trim later if I need to.
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Old 06-29-2011   #22
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Oh that's an easy question: 11x14 inch wet prints. I have hundreds of unmounted prints in a big stack here, and books, and mounted and matted prints. Most everything I print (except digital prints) is 11x14. Once in a while I print 7x11 inches, but that is just when I cut the 11x14 in half to give a print away. My next favorite is 5x7, cause I like the little books it makes.

When I print digital, I usually print as large as I can. 13x19 usually. But I don't print that much digital.
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Old 06-29-2011   #23
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11x14/16x20 wet for 35mm
16x20/16x16/20x24/20x20 wet for medium format
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Old 06-30-2011   #24
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I have a slightly silly question here seeing that I know nothing about printing, but seeing all these odd ratios I'm thinking, you guys must be cropping your images everytime you print ?
I mean 11*14 or 5*7 for example, those don't correspond to anything, not 35mm (3:2), not 6x6, not 6x7...
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I have a slightly silly question here seeing that I know nothing about printing, but seeing all these odd ratios I'm thinking, you guys must be cropping your images everytime you print ?
I mean 11*14 or 5*7 for example, those don't correspond to anything, not 35mm (3:2), not 6x6, not 6x7...
Those are paper sizes and not necessarily image size on the paper and don't forget that when you leave a border it is entirely possible for the paper size to be perfect for a 3:2 aspect image.
So on 12x16 paper printing an 8x12 image fits perfectly with a 2 inch border.
And a 6x4 image on 5x7 leaves a nice half inch border. So what may seem like odd paper sizes often aren't. But sometimes they are. But then again a 5x4 neg printed on 20x24 with a 2 inch border gives a 20x16 image which is perfect.
20x16 paper is awkward. But then again maybe it isn't as it will print a 5x4 neg without a border or 6x4.5 with a 2 inch border.

And the 11x14 is great for portraits which look good in 4:3 aspect ratio which means that with a 1 inch border you have a 12x9 image which is 4:3. And 10x8 is good for 4:3 ratio image size with a 1 inch border.

And they used to make 11x14 cameras and they still make 5x7 cameras and 20x24 cameras and 10x8 cameras if you want prints without borders and no paper wastage.

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Awesome, thanks for the info !
It's those digital paper sizes which are odd and just not designed for any standard photographic aspect ratios. But then its so easy to crop or stretch images digitally that I guess it really doesn't matter too much.
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Old 06-30-2011   #30
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I print 8x10, primarily to get 8x8 prints from medium format. I'd be happy using 5x7 more often, but my tendency to underexpose and to shoot dark places makes it difficult to make small prints with my Beseler 23C. Can anyone offer any advice about making small, dark prints? Thanks.
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I print 8x10, primarily to get 8x8 prints from medium format. I'd be happy using 5x7 more often, but my tendency to underexpose and to shoot dark places makes it difficult to make small prints with my Beseler 23C. Can anyone offer any advice about making small, dark prints? Thanks.
get a sheet of Lee neutral density (ND) lighting filter. You can cut it to size and place in enlarger to reduce light output. Comes in 0.3 lodD which is one stop reduction but you can use as many layers as you like. Place above the neg/ lens as its not optically good enough to use below the lens.

And/or use a longer focal length enlarging lens.

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Old 07-20-2011   #32
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5x7 wet print, as it's the cheapest I can get locally. In fact I only have two sizes of paper at this time, 5x7 and 8x10, though I have about 3 types between the two sizes. I finally have a 4x5 enlarger setup, and have trays up to 11x14.

Of course when shooting 8x10, I have no choice but to use 8x10 paper...

With digital I've been mainly using 8.5x11 for proof sheets for a project, but also use 4x6 on rare occasions.
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Old 07-20-2011   #33
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8x10 and 11x14 wet prints.
Would love to do 16x20, but no space in the darkroom.

On digital, I can only do 8.5x11 on my old R340 which still cranks out surprisingly cool non-neutral monochromes.
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A4 wet print. Best match for 35mm and it gives a bit extra over 8x10. Also, it fits more easy into binders / sleeves etc.
For medium and large format, I use mostly 8x10.
The prints I really like, I do on 30x40 cm (or 12x16"" ).

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If I have a photo worth printing, I'll usually print it at 11x14, although I've discovered that photo books can be a nice way to print as well and they don't take up as much wall space. I should mention that I don't do wet prints, only digital.
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5x7 for contact prints of 4x5 negatives.
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Apart from contact prints of cut film, I take it?

For repro: 8x10

For exhibition: 12x16

For colour: haven't done an exhibition print in ages -- in fact I need a new printer -- so 10x15cm/4x6 inch for happy snaps but I may do some more A3 exhibition prints when I get another good printer. Any recommendations? Is it the Epson 2880?

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I'm not certain of the percentages but most used would be 5x7 and 8x10...I have some 11x14 but its rare when I've used it..and that's wet printing...

I forgot I answered this question...and I was ready to say the exact same as I did in 2011...
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