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registration (was: paper for dig...)
>> Indeed, it is. Using Photoshop you can also print registration marks
>> around the neg, though I prefer to rely on pencil marks for the more hefty
>When I put the printouts on top of each other I find minor differences in
>position, enough to ruin register. But now that you mention it, the
>register marks put in by the software program should match -- even if the
Doubt it, Judy. If you have reregistration problems, they are bound to be
caused by paper shrinking. [Just occurs to me that I may be talking at
cross-purposes -- are you thinking of aligning colour separation? Anyway,
let me go on ... ] No registration method will overcome that problem. By
the same token, _any_ reasonable method will work provided the paper is
preshrunk well enough. I prefer a method of minimal mutilation. All I
need is a soft pencil -- don't even want to think of punching holes or
pushing pins. Case 1: neg smaller than paper -- extend 2 marks on each
corner with pencil onto the image side of the paper. Case 2: paper is
smaller than neg -- extend 2 marks on each corner onto the verso side of
the paper. In each case, when you have lined up the neg, fix it with
Scotch magic tape.
I prefer this method not only because it is so simple but also because I
find it superior to all hole punching methods. This is because in my
experience paper always shrinks just a little bit. In this case the pencil
marks leave you with a choice of how to reregister: you can sacrifice a mu
at the top or go for centering or ...
>But, speaking of pencil -- I like to leave a plain paper border around the
>print. Do you find your pencil register marks on the paper erase cleanly?
>I've found that once paper has been wet, it's very hard to erase pencil.
So have I. You can't erase the marks completely -- not with a rubber.
That doesn't bother me very much but in any case there is a trick of how to
convert case 1 to case 2. You mentioned it, Judy. Just extend the sides
of the negative by taping some paper to it.