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I HAVE OLD NEGATIVES OF THE FAMILY SOME OF MY FATHER AS A CHILD, HE'S 77 YEARS OLD, I'D LIKE TO PRINT THESE NEGATIVES. I DON'T HAVE A CLUE WHERE TO START. IF THEY ARE AS GOOD AS I THINK I'D LIKE TO PUT INTO A BOOK FORM AND GIVE TO MY BROTHER AND SISTER, AND THEIR FAMILIES.
-- sharon creech (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 26, 2002
First off, STOP YELLING. Now then, you can have them printed by a pro lab and pay $8-15 all depending what size you want or print them yourself if you have a darkroom but it sounds like you don't. If you were to print them yourself you would need the appropriate enlarger, trays, chemistry, darkroom, timer, containers and various other implements...
-- Scott Walton (email@example.com), February 27, 2002.
Scan them and give them to your relatives in Cd's.
-- George Papantoniou (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 05, 2002.
It is hard to say without knowing why you are having a problem printing them. I expect that they are odd sizes. You should be able to print them as contact prints if you would like to present them as traditional photographs. If you have an enlarger big enough, which I once had an old enlarger capable of doing up to 4x5 negatives, I would simply cut single weight mats to hold the odd 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 and other odd size negatives in the shape of my other negative carriers cutting the opening to appropriate size. Hope this helps. Good luck.
-- Brett Marshall (email@example.com), May 06, 2002.