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    Jim Sidinger
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    Anyone hear of a new Ilford paper possibility?

    Hi All,
    A friend of mine just emailed me that:
    "Just heard from a friend of mine from southern England, claiming that Ilford is working on and contemplating bringing out another B/W high resolution paper. Do you have any wind of this at all?"

    I had not but thought I'd turn it out to the forum. Any knowledge of this out there?
    Best, Jim

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    Re: Anyone hear of a new Ilford paper possibility?

    I've heard nothing... but that would be great!

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    Re: Anyone hear of a new Ilford paper possibility?

    What is a high resolution paper?

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    Re: Anyone hear of a new Ilford paper possibility?

    Inkjet?

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    It should be inkjet paper, as they always speak about "high resolution receiving coatings". Silver gelatin photopaper is always high res by nature, they don't announce photo paper with that wording, it would be LOL, I guess.

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    Re: Anyone hear of a new Ilford paper possibility?

    Optical high-resolution wouldn't imply paper per se, but being coating on high-gloss polyester, which is indeed capable of holding far more detail, similarly to Cibachrome of Fuji Supergloss in the color realm. They've experimentally done this before using MGIV emulsion. I don't see how any kind of inkjet can be classified as truly high resolution, though it can hypothetically be improved in this respect. But I don't trust rumors in general.

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    Re: Anyone hear of a new Ilford paper possibility?

    Drew, BW photopaper are in the range of 60lp/mm to 100lp/mm, it makes little sense to speak about a high res photopaper for prints because capability of any paper exceeds by a large margin what a human eye is able to see.

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    Malarky, Pere. There's more to it than lp/mm. Can't you at least once throw away your calculator?

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    Re: Anyone hear of a new Ilford paper possibility?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pere Casals View Post
    Drew, BW photopaper are in the range of 60lp/mm to 100lp/mm, it makes little sense to speak about a high res photopaper for prints because capability of any paper exceeds by a large margin what a human eye is able to see.
    Agreed. Beside creating unreasonable test images with unusable contrast 60lp/mm is reasonable for our work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    Agreed. Beside creating unreasonable test images with unusable contrast 60lp/mm is reasonable for our work.
    Just inspecting any contact print with a powerful magnifier... one realizes what ammount of insane information a sheet has inside, and how well it is recorded in a good contact print. By naked eye we may see 1/100 ("in pixel count terms") of what a paper may record...

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