I have heard that for BW print Chromira printers do very well. A local lab has a Chromira 30 and I am having them do some 16+20 prints for me. I was wondering if any of you have had any experience with the Chromira printers. I have communicated my needs to them and they are willing to work with me. It is close and the price for prints are reasonable. Several people would like for me to make some prints for them. This is a more reasonable alterative to what I was doing. Besides I am not in it for the money I enjoy getting prints for people who want and appreciate them. Monte Johnson.
Interesting. The Fuji Chromira is a laser-type digital exposure printer that uses the RA4 type of traditional color paper. Unless they are using a special medium that is B&W, which would seem unlikely, it does not seem like a particularly good idea to use a traditional color reproduction system with materials originally designed for making direct (reversal) color prints from slides to make large B&W prints. Any dye-based color print material will fade in time, and usually the dye colors will not fade equally, so in time your B&W prints won't look very neutral.
I believe the 16+20 I did several years ago was printed on this printer. It was done at this lab and they have had that printer for some time. I believe the print was on Kodak paper. I know when I asked this time he said it would be Kodak paper. The print I made several years ago was pretty good. It was printed from TMAX 100 35mm negative at the time. It still looks like the day it was printed. I do not know I will see. I do know that most of the time Fuji paper is used with this printer. Monte Johnson.