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Producing Negative film

Hi there I am in need of some help. I need to find a printer that will run negative film. We need to use this film to then make magnesium dies and metal plates. We are starting off as a small business and can't afford to pay out for a imagesetter. Will this printer do the trick or is there any other.

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The 4g wil not be the solution for you.  It is just a basic graphics printer.  The filmmaker 4 will be the option you should look at.  It will produce negs and positives all the way up to 2400 dpi.

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