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Has anyone ever used one of these? I'm talking about the old printers that Kodak and Ansco made and included as part of home developing labs.
-- John Reichenbach (email@example.com), May 17, 2001
I suspect you're meaning a contact printer, where the prints are the same size as the original negative. I've not used either the Kodak or Ansco equipment, but started out with a Paterson in the late '60s. The problem you're likely to run into these days is that they were designed for "contact" paper, (ie Kodak Velox), which was a lot slower than modern printing papers, so printing times with ordinary printing paper will possibly unmanageably short, also, if your printer has a built-in safelight, this is likely to be yellow/orange in colour, probably unsuitable for normal printing paper, and definitely not suitable for multigrade paper.
-- Chris Eve (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 21, 2001.