Re: Larger Digital negs by tiling

From: david ^lt;>
Date: 03/10/05-10:37:53 AM Z
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Thanks for your help. It looks like paper negatives and scissors is the
way to go..


David Hatton

Judy Seigel wrote:

> On Wed, 9 Mar 2005, Katharine Thayer wrote:
>>> Have any of you learned printers ever 'tiled' negatives to produce
>>> larger images. Is it possible to produce a gum print without lines
>>> caused by light diffraction where the negs are tiled?
> I haven't made negatives as large as the ones Katharine describes, but
> I've added "annexes" in various proportions, even a different material
> (eg, a vellum extension of a lith negative). What worked for me was
> avoiding straight edges in favor of irregular borders, if possible
> along image lines. Then, if necessary, a few delicate strokes of
> touch up with colored pencil or matching paint on a small brush and
> the join becomes just about invisible.
> Judy
>> David,
>> Yes, and yes. It depends a lot on your negative material and on how
>> careful you are, whether you can successfully tile the negatives
>> together, but the question was "is it possible" and the answer is yes.
>> I've had better luck with paper negatives than with Pictorico negatives,
>> which tend to print an image of the tape at the join and also to be
>> difficult to butt up against each other exactly, without a slight gap
>> (dark line) or slight overlap (white line) at the join. With paper
>> negatives, I've printed whole series of large prints made from 4 11x17
>> negatives taped together, without any evidence of the tiling whatever.
>> Katharine Thayer

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