AZO Prints: Anyone interested in a trade?

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  1. gbenaim

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    Hi All,

    I've never seen an AZO print and was curious if anyone would be willing to sell or trade one to me for a nominal fee, just to get a sense of what all the fuss is about. Thanks,

    GB
     
  2. juan

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    There's not much fuss anymore. Kodak stopped making Azo last year and supplies are almost non-existant.

    Michael A. Smith is having another silver chloride contact paper manufactured. We'll have to see if it's as good.
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    Thanks Philip

    I took a look at the site, Philip, really good work in there. Especially liked Bidegain's stuff. I'm not actually looking to spend $100 plus on a print right now, rather just want to see what AZO looks like. It may be cheaper to just buy some in the long run and try myself. Thanks for the heads-up on the site, though.
     
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    Where are you located?

    In Portland, OR, one of the Contact Printers Guild members, Patrick Kolb, is showing a nice series of Azo prints through the early part of this month.

    Ray's stuff is beautiful. But it's not AZO. It's Pt/Pd.

     
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    Chris, I'm overseas, so can't make it to Oregon. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
     
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    I apolagise for asking such a basic question but whats a AZO print?
     
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    A print made on AZO paper, a Kodak chloride paper. It's (it was) a contact only paper.
     
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    Azo is a now defunct Kodak brand of contact printing paper.
     
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    Gee, and all along I've been fooling myself.

    I make a pretty darn good duplicate of it in my own lab. The only thing I cannot do is coat on SW FB paper. I just cannot get any. Otherwise it is as good or better than Azo.

    At least that is what my students said by the end of the workshop.

    PE
     
  11. Steve Hamley

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    GB,

    I'll send you one. Send me your mailing address.

    Steve
     
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    I would also love to see what an AZO print looks like too is it possible to send me one too Steve ? I had to ask...
     
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    I sent him my last extra print until I print a few more (should be soon). Does no one else have a print they could spare?

    Steve
     
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    I have a dusty workprint of this photograph printed on Azo G-3 I could send you. Not developed in Amidol(I used Kodak Polymax dev.), but still looks quite nice.