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Leon

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how about www.fotospeed.co.uk? anyone tried their papers? The Legacy FB sounds like it could be a reasonable replacement for ilford MGFB warmtone. they have got quite a range of chemicals there too ... but I dont hear of their products being used much though - is there a reason for this??

i notice our friend Mr McLean is mentioned on the site a few times.
 

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Leon, I have only tried their Lith paper/developer combo.
Check out the Old Man of the Port photo for a hint of what it looks like.
Nice creamy pinks and baby blues and heavy base.
(there was a url link here which no longer exists)
 

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I had wanted to try some of that paper, but it is not being shipped to the US. They had vendor problems. (Vendor in the US.)
 

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Legacy is a very nice paper but not so warm as Ilford Warmtone and it does take selenium and gold toning very nicely. I used Legacy to print the images I made at Roughting Linn with you Leon and they look good. I do know who manufactures it but cannot tell you other than to say that it comes from a very good paper producer. Their chemistry is very similar to the standard Ilford stuff but they also do a warm tone developer and a two bath developer, both produce really warm prints. I know what the two bath developer is for I gave them a formula that I made up myself and they used it for that dev. If you try it don't use their dilutions, they're not that good, instead send me a private email and I'll tell you what I use. They will do mail order in the UK.

They were represented in the US by Luminos but it would seem that that has ended, when I next talk to them I'll find out what the situation is for those in the US who might like to try their products.
 

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Les, how are the UK mob related to Dead Link Removed ?
 
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Les McLean said:
I do know who manufactures it but cannot tell you other than to say that it comes from a very good paper producer.

is it a re-packaged/ branded already available paper then Les, or specifically made as Legacy for fotospeed?
 

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Leon said:
is it a re-packaged/ branded already available paper then Les, or specifically made as Legacy for fotospeed?

Specifically made for Fotospeed, I can tell you that it was originally a paper designed by a well known paper manufacturer for their own use but held back for various reasons and then offered to Fotospeed when Sterling stopped production i India.

Nige, I think there is a connection but I'm not sure how far it goes. I'll be talking to Fotospeed UK in the next few days and will clarify that situation.
 

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Les
could you inquire as to Canadian suppliers as well? Please?
Thanks!
 
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