Flat 4x5 neg during enlargement

Discussion in 'Large Format' started by john_mcdonald, May 4, 2002.

  1. What method do you find useful to keep a 4x5 negative flat durning
    enlargement? Glass negative carrier, tape it to a regular negative carrier,
    Negaflat? I have been taping my neg to a regular negative carrier in my Beseler,
    but wonder if I would see improved results with another method. I appreciate
    your experience and observations. Thank you.
  2. I have found great improvement using a glass carrier in my LPL 7451 -
    especially when printing 6x9 negs on 120 roll film. These "long" negs
    were forever buckling and/or popping, but no more!!
  3. Hi John,
    With glass negative carrier you may have Newton circles on your
    prints, you can avoid that by using an anti-newton glass which is
    setup above the neg. I have a Durst 138 S and it works very good,
    very flat negs and no Newton circles;
    I hope this 2 cents add could help you
    Best regards
    Daniel Luu
  4. John -


    I've used a negaflat for years and love it. Glass simply adds that
    many more surfaces that need to be kept dust-free, and I got tired of
    it. The negaflat has two rows of little "teeth" that clamp down on
    the longer edges of the negative and pull out slightly to hold the
    neg flat. A good investment, imho.


    Best of luck.

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