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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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Old 04-16-2016   #41
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wOW I'm not exhibition person.
5X7 is what I must use as default and capable. But I dare it on 8x10 often.
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Old 04-17-2016   #42
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Wet: 9x12cm(contact print), 5x7, 8x10
Digital: 8.5x11(frequently with dual 5x7's), 11x14, 17x21
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Old 04-17-2016   #43
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18X24 - contact prints, 30x40 - control prints

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Old 04-17-2016   #44
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11x14 because I can cut it down to make whatever I need. Paper cutter is set to 10" so I chop 14 to 10, then I have a 2 inch matt that I move to the spacer and make the 8".

No waste because the cutoffs are the test strips I run through the most important tones of the picture, say eyes and dark hair on a portrait.

With careful exposure and a contact sheet guide, I need few test sheets.

Another use is full format 35 mm down the center of 11x14. This leaves edge area to aid with mounting.

There are also templates to make smaller sizes from 11x14. Having them well marked allows me to resize under safe light conditions.

My 50+ year old Braumburger paper safe with 5 shelves helps me keep everything tidy.
It is 11x14 and has a roll up door similar to a roll top desk. Probably a garage sale item today like most quality darkroom equipment.

The paper cutter is also a quality one , not the chop lever variety. 35 mm enlargers are all Leica, 4x5 are Omega. Buy good stuff makes darkroom much more pleasant as does calibrating your exposure and development so you never end up doing 6 test prints trying to compensate for bad craftsmanship.



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Old 04-17-2016   #45
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9"x7" Hand-torn watercolor paper, treated with Van Dyke Brown or Cyanotype. I'm working on a project of landscapes that lend themselves well to the VDB process - and some Cyanotype - and for the 7"x5" negatives I'm using this paper size works nicely.

On other wet prints I use either 11x14 or 16x20, but I haven't done any of those for quite a bit.
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Old 04-17-2016   #46
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mostly 4x6 or 5x7.

Enlargements the biggest I have made in my darkroom is 16x20. Medium format film T-Max 100.

Freestyle had rolls 6" wide on closeout and I bought three of them. Each roll can make 1500 4by6 prints.

From the voting looks like quite of few frequently use 8x10 paper. I do use 8x10 paper to make contacts of each roll.
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Old 08-13-2016   #47
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When I had a darkroom, mostly 10x8 inch or 20x16 inch Ilford Multigrade gloss. Now digital Epson gloss A4, or very rarely A3, for framed prints.
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Old 08-13-2016   #48
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Digital 13x19". Specifically Epson Hot Press Natural. A little 8.5x11" in various brands of so-called "fine art" matte.

When I had a wet darkroom, I used 11x14 Ilford RC papers mostly. I never liked them but, then again, I haven't liked chemical photographic papers since Agfa Portriga Rapid and Kodak Medalist.
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For 35mm: 5 x 7, since it matches the 135 aspect ratio pretty closely. If I want a larger print, I use 8 x 10 paper, printing to around 7 x 10.

For 120 rollfilm: 8 x 10 or 11 x 14.

For XPAN: 11 x 14 paper cut to 5.5 x 14. Sometimes 8 x 10 cut to 4 x 10.

My darkroom sink can handle 16 x 20, but I rarely use it because handling such a large paper is too much like WORK!
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I put A6 digital.. I hope that's 4x6..
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Old 08-17-2016   #51
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A2 digital - but NOT inkjet.

I always get C-type prints for exhibitions, which is traditional silver-based colour photographic paper onto which a digital image is projected by laser rather than an image from ye olde worlde enlarger.

Inkjet prints and traditional colour C-type prints look entirely different - neither is better, simply different. Inkjet prints are sharper and more "clinical" looking, and are not forgiving of image flaws; C-type prints have a little less definition, and certain ethereal quality. Much of the difference arises from the image sitting as pigment particles in inkjet prints while the image in C-type prints is diffused in a layer under the surface.

I really like that diffuse quality in C-type prints - like looking into the distance where everything is not quite distinct...

Incidentally, C-type prints from labs are cheaper and less fragile than inkjet prints! And last several decades too!
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13x19, which is super B as I understand that system. I usually print 11x14 or 12x18. Size matters.
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Paper size: 17x23.5

Image size 13x19.5

Roll paper allows for custom size. Nice prints like big borders.

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I now shoot 35mm film exclusively. I make an 8x10 proof sheet of each roll.
Anything I enlarge gets made on 5x7. If it's exceptional I may make an 8x10.

I have thought about getting a 4x5 Speed Ez El and cutting down 8x10 sheets,
but that sounds like too much work.

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Old 08-19-2016   #55
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I use 8x10 most to cut up into 4x5 and 5x8 for paper negatives. I use 5x7 most for wet print with 8x10 occasionaly. I shoot lots of little negatives, 8x11mm, 10x14mm, and 18x24mm so don't like to stretch it too much.
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Old 08-20-2016   #56
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Hmmm, with 35mm film and 24 x 36mm frames on the film (excluding the odd Nikon* one) I reckon a lot of 8" x 12" should be done but people will cut off or crop a 2" by 8" strip. It makes me wonder why people worry about inaccurate view-finders.

As I see it the answer is print 35mm film on A4 paper which is almost 12" by 8¼" but that seems to be a minority view like using A5 for 7½" by 5"...

And what about A3+ for 12" by 18" with a margin?

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FWIW Ganz also made Speed Ez El models with wider borders along the long sides.
These match exactly the relative dimensions of the 35mm negative.

I use these occasionally, but trimming the borders afterward is a PITA.
Instead I usually opt for the standard 5x7 and 8x10 models.
Most of my photos don't suffer from a bit of cropping anyway.

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I do 100% digital printing of processed negatives and digital images.

I answered A4 (digital) even though I'm an American and use the US equivalent, 8.5x11, or "Letter" size. I like using Letter for 8x10 prints because of the margins that give me something to lay under the matte, and because it's more available and cheaper than true 8x10.

I most enjoy printing on 11x14, but I get the chance to do an 8x10 a lot more often.
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Like most, I print to the size of readily available mats. Some fine day I will invest in mat cutting equipment but for now, it's off the shelf stuff.
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I have no idea what A whatever is. Just like folks that used portrait/landscape. It's vertical or horizontal.

13X19 is my most used size.
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Old 09-01-2016   #61
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I have no idea what A whatever is. Just like folks that used portrait/landscape. It's vertical or horizontal.

13X19 is my most used size.
Maybe this and this help

I like to print on A4 or A3 with a large white border.I find it "elegant"

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Maybe this and this help

I like to print on A4 or A3 with a large white border.I find it "elegant"

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Robert,

The metric sizes for Americans is an instant headache. LOL.

Boy are we lazy. LOL.

Also I print 13x19.5 inch image size, but on 17x23.5 inch paper.

I don't know if inches gives an instant headache to the rest of the world.

Perhaps my odd size offends people because I use a custom paper size because I use a large format printer and rolls of paper.

Big borders nicely frame my images. Also galleries, collectors and framers love large borders. To me it is not wasted paper.

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Hey Cal didn't know that A4 is a metric size? Thought that would be centimeters.LoL...

I did professional custom color and B&W printing for a very long time and never heard those term until digital like portrait and landscape.
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Hey Cal didn't know that A4 is a metric size? Thought that would be centimeters.LoL...

I did professional custom color and B&W printing for a very long time and never heard those term until digital like portrait and landscape.
A,

My hard drive is full, and those metric and European sizes give me a headache.

Probably our arrogant American Standards give the rest of the world a headache too. LOL.

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Robert,

The metric sizes for Americans is an instant headache. LOL.

Boy are we lazy. LOL.

Also I print 13x19.5 inch image size, but on 17x23.5 inch paper.

I don't know if inches gives an instant headache to the rest of the world.

Perhaps my odd size offends people because I use a custom paper size because I use a large format printer and rolls of paper.

Big borders nicely frame my images. Also galleries, collectors and framers love large borders. To me it is not wasted paper.

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I don't know for the rest of the world but to me yes, great headache when we speak inch! LOL!

So the paper you print on should be more or less what in Europe we call A2 (16,5 x 23.4 in= 43x59 cm) and your print are about 33x49,5 cm.

Wow, this is big! And yes big borders are nice and elegant!

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I don't know for the rest of the world but to me yes, great headache when we speak inch! LOL!

So the paper you print on should be more or less what in Europe we call A2 (16,5 x 23.4 in= 43x59 cm) and your print are about 33x49,5 cm.

Wow, this is big! And yes big borders are nice and elegant!

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Robert,

I find that broad two inch borders kinda make the image present itself and makes the print more like a sculpture.

My friends at A.I Friedman were very patient with explaining archival frameing and how a mat's job is to hold down a print, yet the print must "float" suspended by four corner hinges.

Dry mounting is to be avoided, unless the print size demands it.

In a way the big borders are like a frame to outline the image. If I compare a print on 13x19 paper without a border to one that is 13x19.5 image size on 17x23.5 paper the small/tiny increase in image size becomes massive. Although only slightly larger the perception is that the image size is mucho larger. The print also seems to catch the eye better because of the surrounding white background.

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I have no idea what A whatever is. Just like folks that used portrait/landscape. It's vertical or horizontal.

13X19 is my most used size.
Same here. What size photos?

I usually print 12 x 18, of which the wide margin advocates would not approve. But once generously matted, life is good.

Photography, and printing in particular, is too damn expensive.

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Same here. What size photos?

I usually print 12 x 18, of which the wide margin advocates would not approve. But once generously matted, life is good.

Photography, and printing in particular, is too damn expensive.

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Yes I usually print 12 X 18 on 13 X 19 paper and I also cut fairly generous mats.
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Same here. What size photos?

I usually print 12 x 18, of which the wide margin advocates would not approve. But once generously matted, life is good.

Photography, and printing in particular, is too damn expensive.

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John,

Understood.

My prints are not framed nor matted.

Framing is also expensive. LOL.

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My daughter gave me a good mat cutter last Christmas. What a treat after using one of those palm cutters for years. And I've standardized on a simple black Ikea frame. So that cost is pretty low. Still....
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John,

That was really smart.

Earlier this year I had the honor of printing a friend's work for exhibition. I was very flattered. One of the things I advised is to consider the costs of framing and matting and to standardize to avoid custom framing.

I believe we printed your standard size to utilize a same sized standard frame.

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John,

That was really smart.

Earlier this year I had the honor of printing a friend's work for exhibition. I was very flattered. One of the things I advised is to consider the costs of framing and matting and to standardize to avoid custom framing.

I believe we printed your standard size to utilize a same sized standard frame.

Cal
Ikea frames are pretty decent and really cheap. They include mats, but I cut my own. The frames are international sizes, so not an ideal match for 2:3, but good enough for the cost-conscious.

We should have a thread on budget framing.

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I have a really good friend that has a really nice mat cutter that he has set up in his old dark room that has been converted into his computer lab and I can use his mat cutter whenever I need it. In fact he helped me mat and frame my last exhibit. I usually buy frames from a place out east. Simple black metal are what i really like. It is expensive even if you do it yourself. My last show I was in it for almost a grand. Sold some work so it covered the costs and then some but it is expensive especially if nothing sells.
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I have been looking at the pro matt cutters that do mitered 45 degree cuts that are scaled for large prints. The idea is to save money over the long run by doing everything myself.

I could see me one day, if I had the space, having the woodworking shop to make my own frames.

Time and money...

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I buy my frames from AC Moore. They sell the Timeless brand of wood frames, and they are inexpensive, especially on sale, pretty, well made, and made in Watertown, NY.
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24x30cm is most common, but I also use plenty of 18x24cm. At times I also print 5x7", but mainly contact prints from 4x5" or 9x12cm negatives.
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8x10 wet print for me, I bought several boxes of this size paper years ago and want to use it up before it fogs up too much to be usable.
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Mostly 5x7 - it's perfect for street/snapshots. 8x10 for contact prints and 11x14 for 'big' prints; I'd like to try 16x20 some time, but that stuff's expensive/
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You really need to include the common US sizes in there please.
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