----- Original Message -----From: Lawrence LovettSent: Monday, January 02, 2006 7:26 AMSubject: Re: second pass draft
Rod, i did some researchon the question of HIGHEST RESOLUTIONbelow is a summary of my findings.
The highest resolution is in the physical ORIGINAL, the "paintout"...a painted original contains the most information,because it is pixel free.As you have stated.Film copies or digital copies can now be made.and your prints will have the highest resolution available today.BUT, both technologies will improve over time. how will youkeep up with these improved methods?I talked to an employee at Chormaco in Honolulu about this issue.Here is the answer to that question.Film copies can be very high resolution.but even now, scanning can go higher than film.ANDthe film copy has to be digitally scanned inorder to make your digital prints of various sizes...so it works out that scanning can not be avoided.therefore you are always dependent on the latestscanning technologies.GIven these facts,the answer to the resolution issue is as follows:
Keep the ORIGINAL"paintout" in a safe place,use photographic or scanning technologyto copy the ORIGINAL for the purpose of making prints.as the scanners are improved by future technologies,you can re-scan your ORIGINALS at even higher levels.and make even better and bigger prints.Therefore you will always be able to make prints of your ORIGINAL "paintouts"at the highest resolutions available today, and in the future.
are you with me so far?