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Can the lack of pepper grain artifacts in the prints be a consequence that the film is not perfect flat when held in the enlarger. I notice once in a while I can get enough curvature in TMY that the grain is poorly focused at the edges when scanned, in effect lowering the optical resolution. > -----Original Message----- > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of > Roger Smith > Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 5:26 AM > To: email@example.com > Subject: "Pepper grain" (was Minolta Multi Pro) > > > As far as the specks showing up on darkroom printed images, I > did re-examine some 11x14 Cibachromes I printed ten years ago. By > examining light areas of the prints under a loupe, I could faintly > see tiny specks that looked very much like the "pepper grain", but > they were completely invisible under normal viewing conditions. > Very interesting. > > Regards, > Roger Smith > - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.