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    Historic paper--Luminos Charcoal R Fiber Base

    I have used the Luminous papers long ago, 11x14 & 16 x20---using colored pencils to enhance the print as intended. I have an unopened box which is still good.

    Luminos is no longer made (UK I believe), last imported perhaps in the 1980's. 1. What is the history of this paper, its characteristics, who historically might have used in as a primary paper, etc etc etc. 2. Is there a paper in today's market which has the same ability as Luminos?

    I am writing a paper on such and would provide any insight, info regarding Luminos.

    Thank you

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    Drew Wiley
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    Re: Historic paper--Luminos Charcoal R Fiber Base

    It's been a long time, but I vaguely recall it was a somewhat thicker slightly textured "art " paper. The current Ilford Multigrade Art might be similar, except for it's VC characteristic.

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    Re: Historic paper--Luminos Charcoal R Fiber Base

    I think I would agree with Drew.. the Art 300 paper is very thick and does have a pebbled texture that would take painting or coloured pencils.. I really like this paper as a lith paper using LD20.

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    Dave Karp
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    Re: Historic paper--Luminos Charcoal R Fiber Base

    I don't know about this particular paper, but I believe that the more standard graded glossy and VC fiber papers were made by Kentmere. Perhaps the Charcoal paper was also made by Kentmere.

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    Drew Wiley
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    Re: Historic paper--Luminos Charcoal R Fiber Base

    I doubt I have any remaining examples of it. I never used it for personal work, but only per requested "look" on certain portrait jobs. It had a fairly neutral black.

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