How do I get images made from a roll of 35 mm positive film?
I've had a professional try to create individual prints, but they said they couldn't as the film was positive not a negative roll.
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i need to make images from a roll of 35 mm positive film?
The path of least resistance here is surely to just have the film scanned, or do it yourself, and print the images digitally.
I think your 'professional' is just saying he isn't set up to do this job. It's certainly possible to make prints from colour slides. Here's one company that offers this service in the UK.
Years ago, this was done using either the Ilfochrome or 'Type R' processes. Now, I imagine everyone scans the film and does the job digitally.
The easiest way to get prints of your positive film is to do the following:
I'm going to assume that you know how to do items 2 and 3. Elsewise you can probably find answers here or ask a separate question. Below is a quick run-down of your options for duplicating this film in descending order of quality but not necessarily in descending order of price.
Finally, if you are really set on making a photographic print from film that is possible. Aside from nearly extinct processes that offer "positive printing" you can print your positive using something called an internegative. To expose the internegative you will perform emulsion contact printing. This means you bring the emulsion of the positive into direct contact with the emulsion of an unexposed negative (generally by taping them together or trapping them between glass) and then provide a controlled exposure. Commercial examples of film contact duplicators, the original namesake of this process are now used exclusively in medical imaging and are therefore quite expensive. However, you could perform this task with careful use of two panes of glass, some masking tape, a black bag, and a photographic enlarger. I've done it in the past but honestly wouldn't recommend it to anyone who values their time.
Note: any items or retailers I've linked to are as examples. I've used a few of the items listed but am not explicitly endorsing any of them.