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    Fomalux Contact Papers

    Hi,
    Unable to source azo papers in the UK. Found some eastern European contact papers made by Foma - Fomalux. Has anyone tried these papers before? I can't find much information on the net. Any experience shared would be greatly appreciated.

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    Chong

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    Fomalux Contact Papers

    are these papers silver chloride or silver bromide? Azo is silver chloride.

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    I thionk the Fomalux contact papers are silver chloride

    never tried them though
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    Fomalux Contact Papers

    Hi,

    Yes, Tim is right. The supplier website mention it is silver chloride. Will try it out later and see how it behaves.

    Regards

    Chong

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    Michael Smith will ship Azo anywhere in the world.

    http://www.michaelandpaula.com

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    BTW, contact printing papers are neither cameras nor lenses.

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    Fomalux Contact Papers

    Hi Chong
    I have some Fomalux in the fridge, not yet used, are you aware its PE or resincoated. Anyway I will be looking to return to contact prints soon, and am looking for a contact paper available in the UK . Linhof&studio have the following listed :-
    Prestige Art Contact 2
    High quality glossy premium weight 300g with baryta coating and a contact emulsion.
    Grade 2. 25 Sheets 27.9 x 35.5 cms / 11 x 14
    Made by Bergger and maybe worth investigating.

    It will be nice to get back to print making, I'am at the brink of my Final Show (September) of
    my masters dergree, which is being printed by a lab I trust, it still feels funny not printing it myself, I've been working in colour and am not a skilled colour printer so needs must.

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    Sven

    a colleague has a pack of the Prestige Art Contact 2 that Bergger sent him to tryout. I keep trying to get him to open up and run it through some developer. It's supposedly a silver chloride fiber-based double-weight contact paper.

    Hopefully some of these new papers will offer some alternatives to deal with the shortcomings of azo. The more options the better, especially now there won't be any more of it made

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    Fomalux Contact Papers

    Shortcomings of Azo?

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    Fomalux Contact Papers

    Amoing other things, apart from its poor repsonse in most other developers other than amidol, there is the lack of grades and sizes available as well as the annoying nature of its single weight.

    As Smith says, he is working on getting on a new contact type paper that will be even better than azo, although he doesn't seem intent on any improvement to the weight.

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