from a recent "what film do you miss/want back" thread:
Originally Posted by drewbarb
...Now, if this thread were about what PAPERS I miss, I could go on for days...
So, how about it- what paper do you miss? Even though modern papers are pretty darn nice- I'm thinking Ilford MG warmtone and The latest Seagull VC here- I certainly do miss some of the great 'old' papers (Hey, I'm not that old). So...
Oh the papers....
Just for starters- Brovira Rapid: I used to print on this a lot, Graded stuff, was the last one to come in grade 5 that I remember.
Portrigia Rapid: (still have one prints worth of this left in grade 2 & 3) Such a color! The old matte surface was gorgeous!, and the glossy just as.
Kodak Polyfiber SW in 8 1/2x 11- this is what I did my proofsheets on forever and ever. A proofsheet just isn't right on RC. The red china marker doesn't work the same on RC- I don't even mark proofsheets anymore.
Oriental Seagull G: Here I miss the surface that this used to have- when the blue boxes went the finest gloss of any fiber paper went with it. Smoother and finer than any glossy fiber paper before (that I knew) or since (that I've found).
And finally, Oriental Center: A warm-tone version of Seagull G, lovely almost sepia color right out of the box.
So, what did I forget?