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<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> What do you think about black and white prints from the Fuji Frontier
> digital minilab?
If the machine has been calibrated properly they are very nice. Not in the
same league as traditional B&W papers, but certainly good enough for
snapshooter's B&W's. Actually I know of a couple of pro's who use frontiers
to produce the B&W prints for their customers. Unfortunately the machines
will frequently print B&W's that have a colour cast - it all depends on how
particular the lab is at calibrating it in the first place, and how
particular they are with their subsequent chem and paper calibrations. For
the most part frontiers are self calibrating, which is fine in most cases
for printing colour, but they will slip out of calibration sufficient to
give a noticeable cast on B&W's. IME they normally shift toward magenta,
giving a warmer toned print.
> are these prints from fuji frontier similar to the durst lambda prints?
I haven't seen a lambda print, but from what I understand they are
laser-exposed just like the frontier, but are printed on traditional B&W
paper, not on RA-4 process colour paper like the frontier. As such I would
imagine they would look closer to a traditional darkroom print.