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Print sizes (was: I give up - what does gsm mean?)



At 03:37 PM 1/19/2000 -0800, B. Twieg wrote:
>In looking at the table, I'm reminded that none of the Epson paper sizes
>seem to match well the proportions of a 35 mm negative(I think about 1.5W to
>1 Height. The letter size(8.5X11) cuts off the width. When I had Kodak
>commercial prints done, I got 8X12 inches, which allowed me to use all of
>the negative.
>
>What size prints do some of you make from what size paper after allowing for
>the Epson margins?  I have an Epson 1200.

Actually 11x17 is a very good match for 35mm (10.76" x 16.38" on my EX, ratio
1.52:1).  Epson's heavy-weight matte paper only comes in A3 (11.7 x 16.5),
which isn't quite so good--but if you cut it in half, 8.25 x 11.7 is closer to 35mm
proportions than 8.5 x 11.  I think you can get Photo Paper in A3 also, although
I can't find my list at the moment.

Gary Hunt <glh@srv.net>

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