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Technical Requirements for the Duplication of Black and White Negatives

Shadow Normalization Tone Reproduction

by Steven Puglia
May 2001

This paper includes technical information on:

  • Approaches to the Tone Reproduction for the Duplication of Historic Negatives by the Interpositive/Duplicate Negative Method,
  • Variability and Limits


  • Printing of Interpositives


  • Printing of Duplicate Negatives


  • Processing of Interpositives and Duplicate Negatives


  • Storage Enclosures and Arranging Enclosures


  • Quality Control Procedures


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