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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.

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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

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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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