Archival: graded or variable

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by brYan, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. brYan

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    Which is more archival: graded or variable contrast paper?

    I thought I had read something that VC papers were not as archival because they contain organic materials.
     
  2. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Some people say that graded papers produce sharper prints or have a higher Dmax or work better with old-style cold light heads, but I haven't heard that they are more archival in general than VC papers.
     
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    neither is archival if you don't treat them as such. ie doing all the stuff you need to do to insure that they are archival.


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