Debating using some RC over Fiber paper

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  1. kbova

    kbova TPF Noob!

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    For years I have sworn off RC papers for the "old school" fiber option. I have been thinking of doing general printing on RC and "final" prints on Fiber. Any thoughts?


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    AFAIK, the only difference is in the possible limitations to RC's archival qualities. The cost saving for quick prints and contact sheets may well be worth it though!

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    For my serious prints, I use fiber. But I will often use RC pearl for when I make prints as gifts. Mainly for the ease of fixing and washing.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like keeping some RC around for contact sheets. So much cheaper. :thumbup:

    It's also supposed to accept toning better, which I've yet to try for comparison's sake.
     
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    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My experience with the Ilford RC pearl papers suggests that their range is fully acceptable. RC papers certainly shorten the wash process. For those of us on a time budget [as opposed to a money budget], RC papers make cents.
     
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    I generally use RC for my printing; I haven't used fiber before. Personally I have no problem with RC, and from what I know it's a lot easier to use than fiber. I think the idea of using RC for all but your final prints is a good option.
     
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    I have no problem with RC paper either, but FB isn't any harder. The processing times are a little longer, and the wash time is a lot longer, but that's about it. I guess you have to get the hang of dry-down, but that's not so hard.
     
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    Off Topic: Matt!!! Haven't seen ya around for awhile. Hope things are good.
     

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