Papers B/W

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Graham.b, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Graham.b

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    Morning.

    I am going to try Fotospeed VC Paper, any views, My main paper is Kentmere fine luster, ilford warm tone. Any thing gained or would it be better to keep to what i know as a positive out come.

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    Do Fotospeed still sell VC paper. I though they only did lith paper. I used to use Legacy - wonderful stuff, very responsive to different developers and toners and it dried remarkably flat for a fibre base paper.
     
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    I do think so, i have been on the Nova site and they do list it. Plus they have Lith on the web. No mention of FB.

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    Fotospeed still do RC VC & Lith

    They sadly discontinued their Legacy FB Paper

    Both NOVA & RK Photographic sell Fotospeed Papers

    Graham - try it - you might like it

    There is nothing wrong with trying various makes to find a paper surface & colour (both base & emulsion) that you find attractive.

    Some people really like the Oyster paper finish

    Jumping from one product to another in an attempt to cure your own photographic shortcomings is another matter (although I think we probably have all been guilty of it to some extent)

    There are no bad papers these days - they are all great - but as individuals our choice is thankfully not the same

    It is important to learn to optimise your photographic process to get the best out of your stock Film/Dev/Paper combination but also to sample other products as they may suite your current or future taste and style - in other words keep an eye open for alternative products but don't be constantly shifting from one to another.

    Have fun

    Martin