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    Glossiest / Smoothest fiber paper ?

    MG IV, Fomabrom, MCC etc are about the same. I remember Ilford Watmtone as beeing more glossy (from years ago), old Bergger too. I also read Ilford Galery is different (glossier?). So which glossy paper on the market has the smoothest (least waviness when looked at an angle), glossiest surface, air-dried. Thanks!
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    Re: Glossiest / Smoothest fiber paper ?

    You might want to try Ilford cooltone FB. It appears (to me) to be slightly glossier than most other papers.

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    Re: Glossiest / Smoothest fiber paper ?

    Is it also smoother?
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    Re: Glossiest / Smoothest fiber paper ?

    I find the new Ilford Classic to be the glossiest and smoothest paper when air dried that is currently available. But, this is a very subjective perception as everyone is likely to have a different idea of what glossy and smooth is.
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    Drew Wiley
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    Re: Glossiest / Smoothest fiber paper ?

    Cooltone is definitely a bit more glossy than Classic, but also more finicky in terms of getting surface blemishes if you don't handle it carefully prior to and during
    processing. I always pick it up along the margin, outside the image area itself.

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