Digital negatives are a cross between film and digital. The negative is created from an inkjet print of a digital image, or a scan of a photograph, which is then contact printed with a traditional process.
Most of the shortcomings of the ink jet printer are overcome by printing a negative rather than a positive. Where the dots are sparse, silver clumps fill the area. Where the ink dots are dense, highlights in the print are rendered smoothly.
There are some samples here: »www.mspedding.freeserve.co.uk/alternate.htm
If you are serious about doing this, a detailed guide to doing platinum/palladium prints is here:
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