In the last century (and I have written about this before) we had the cutting edge technology that was the fax machine. In this century it is a forgotten item of equipment used by some lawyers, doctors and London Drugs.
I believe that one can use old technology by re-inventing it. In that last 20th century the scanner revolutionized the magazine and newspaper industry. Photographs were scanned. That bit the dust with the advent of digital cameras. Digital files could be emailed and reproduced or printed.
I have on the left of my office desk an Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner. With it I scan my negatives, slides, family photographs and since 2001 I have amassed more than 3000 “scanographs” of the flowers and plants of my garden.
Then I realized that I could use my scanner as a photograph. There is a link to all the blogs related to this discovery below.
But in this blog, now in all its sharp glory, is the scanner reproduction of a small 35mm frame on a contact sheet that because I may have not used fresh fixer in the darkroom or the simple fact that Ilford Ilfospeed plastic coated photographic paper was not archival. Look in the above link Zemblanity.
I have scanned the print of the digital file that I printed and there is no noticeable decline in sharpness.
I love hybrid technology that mates the old with the new. Unfortunately that does not apply to me as I am old statistically and I will soon be sharing oblivion with fax machines.