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NER
27-Mar-2011, 16:50
I'm looking for a double-weight or heavier fiber silver-gelatin paper with a surface/tooth like Ektalure G, not glossy, and with a white or warm-white base, but not cream-colored base. Preferably MG/VC. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance.

N. Riley
http://normanrileyphotography.com

NER
27-Mar-2011, 19:35
ps. Speed is not an issue. Thanks again.

N. Riley
http://normanrileyphotography.com

NER
28-Mar-2011, 23:57
No one?

N. Riley
http://normanrileyphotography.com

Jay DeFehr
29-Mar-2011, 12:16
I think Kentmere Kentona might be a candidate, but it's not VC.

NER
29-Mar-2011, 22:09
I read that there are problems with that paper:
http://photo.net/black-and-white-photo-printing-finishing-forum/00GEld
http://photo.net/black-and-white-photo-printing-finishing-forum/00OWFw
What about Fotokemika Varycon or Fomabrom Variant or Fortezo (which is not VC, but graded)? Any thoughts on those papers? Thanks.

Jay DeFehr
29-Mar-2011, 22:31
Wow! I guess I'm very lucky to have had no problems with Kentona. I haven't used those other papers.

mcfactor
29-Mar-2011, 22:33
How about emaks? it is a graded paper, but is neutrally-toned with a slightly warm base and very nice, rich tonality. And its relatively cheap.

Oren Grad
29-Mar-2011, 22:39
I read that there are problems with that paper:
http://photo.net/black-and-white-photo-printing-finishing-forum/00GEld
http://photo.net/black-and-white-photo-printing-finishing-forum/00OWFw


The production batches discussed in those threads certainly in one case and almost certainly in the other predate the acquisition of Kentmere by Harman and the transfer of production to the Harman factory in Mobberley. If you think you might be interested in Kentona you should post a fresh query about its current status. You might try over at APUG.

Forte is now long out of business, and Fortezo is long out of production.

PViapiano
29-Mar-2011, 23:25
Check the Foma line...go through the Freestyle catalog and order a few to try.

NER
29-Mar-2011, 23:56
Thanks everyone. I appreciate your feedback & suggestions.

N. Riley
http://normanrileyphotography.com

joselsgil
30-Mar-2011, 01:31
NER,

Where are you located? Eastern Mongolia? North Korea? It is hard to give advise when, one does not know where you are located.

Freestyle is a great place to obtain many different types and manufactures of B&W photo papers. However, if you live too far away from Los Angeles, it may be too expensive to ship the paper to your locaction or you may have different options.

PS. Great work on your website :)

NER
30-Mar-2011, 11:07
Joselsgil,

I live in Bellingham, WA. We have Glazer's in Seattle - http://www.glazerscamera.com/. Their prices on some items are actually better than Freestyle and shipping is certainly cheaper for me from Seattle when I mail order, but I do order from Freestyle as well and often did when I lived in California.

ps. Thanks for your humor and your nice compliment.

N. Riley
http:normanrileyphotography.com

Richard Rankin
22-May-2011, 14:10
I have about 90 sheets of 8x10 Ektalure left that I'd sell if you wanted it. I did some great prints for a real estate person of an old house with it, and, frankly, forgot it was here...

Richard

jeroldharter
22-May-2011, 14:35
I have tried Foma warm tone paper and it has a gritty surface, almost like fine grain sandpaper. I can't remember the specific model number of the paper though.