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    Re: Box of paper dated 1952, what to do with it?

    Yes, try it out, and if it fails, go the origami route suggested by Bob. Sometimes, old paper can be surprisingly good. Agfa Brovira from the 1980s (I guess) comes to mind. I use that regularly and quite like it.

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    Re: Box of paper dated 1952, what to do with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by koraks View Post
    Yes, try it out, and if it fails, go the origami route suggested by Bob. Sometimes, old paper can be surprisingly good. Agfa Brovira from the 1980s (I guess) comes to mind. I use that regularly and quite like it.
    1952 paper was very old in the 80s!

    If he knows that it was stored frozen all the time it might be worth the time and effort.
    Otherwise, if it is still factory sealed, maybe Xerox would want it should they have a museum of their products!

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    Re: Box of paper dated 1952, what to do with it?

    Oh just try it out!
    --- Steve from Missouri ---

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    Re: Box of paper dated 1952, what to do with it?

    As Jim pointed out, if its Chloride paper it may be just fine (or great). The box will tell if it is for contact pricing or projection printing. If it says contact, treat it as if it is good paper until you find out otherwise. If is says projection, make airplanes look Bob said. Or you can try lith printing or fix it and re-coat for platinum printing.

    But do let us know your results. Have fun.

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    Re: Box of paper dated 1952, what to do with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by scheinfluger_77 View Post
    Oh just try it out!
    Presently renovating around the sink in the darkroom and sink is unusable to try out some of the paper... Hopefully in a week will be able to try normal printing and Lith printing. Will post results.

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    Re: Box of paper dated 1952, what to do with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Presently renovating around the sink in the darkroom and sink is unusable to try out some of the paper... Hopefully in a week will be able to try normal printing and Lith printing. Will post results.
    Looking forward to it.
    --- Steve from Missouri ---

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    Re: Box of paper dated 1952, what to do with it?

    paper negatives and sun prints
    enjoy your coffee

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    Re: Box of paper dated 1952, what to do with it?

    My 1952 box made prints that had brown freckles. Like iron spots.

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    Re: Box of paper dated 1952, what to do with it?

    I have some 1948 Dupont that still prints with normal processing, not perfect. Give it a try.

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    Re: Box of paper dated 1952, what to do with it?

    If nothing else, seriously outdated paper makes good lightweight mounting boards.

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