Originally Posted by Wcarpenter
The HP/Elliot Erwitt piece is neat. Printing negatives and then contact printing them never occurred to me. Can it be done without a massive HP printer?
I'm just starting down this road. Getting only a 4x5 instead of 5x7 or 8x10 view camera took some of the excitement out of plans to contact print. Then I thought I'd create an 8x10 digital negative (from either scanned 135, 4x5 or a digital 135 file), and go from there..
Here's a good article (3 parts) on scanning and converting film to digital:
There is a recent thread on largeformatphotography.info regarding printing from digital negatives. It lists 3rd parties that will scan and provide a digital negative, and some alternative processes that work well with digital negatives.
Thread is here:
Mark Nelson (PDN) has a process / website
Dan Burkholters has a site and template available for printing onto Pictorico.
I'll be picking up some Pictorico as part of next B&H order: