5 year old paper, is it still usable or is it too old?

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  1. Treymac

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    Hey guys. I`ve found an ad on Craigslist for 50 sheets of 8x10 AGFA multicontrast classic mcc 111 FB glossy b/w fiber base paper for $15, which if it`s any good I`ll try to talk down to $10. I would use it for when I take my photography course and I have to do my own prints. And I plan to use Agfa APX 100 film that I already have to use with the Agfa paper.

    So what do you guys think, is this paper too old at 5 years? If it is, what is the oldest paper I should use?
     
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    As long as its been kept in a cool dry place, and in its package. It should be good. I have had some paper much older than that and still worked.
     
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    I have some in the fridge. It's fine.
     
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    The package has been opened, and I'm not sure how it's been kept. I guess I should find out first.
     
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    just something to think about.
    that paper is no longer made and as a beginner it might not be a good idea to start learning darkroom techniques on a pack of paper that can no longer be found.

    you may want to check with the instructor of the class your planning to take to see if they are going to be making any recommendations for paper types.
     
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    Any of you guys have any experience with this paper, is it a high end paper?
     

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