colortone brand ra-4 paper-- any good?

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by jpberger, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. jpberger

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    No idea. Sorry. On the other hand, Fuji CA is pretty much the same price. And that one is excellent paper. Just saying...
     
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    Good value and ticks all the right boxes, it would seem. Are there any RA4 paper manufacturers nowadays other than Fuji and Kodak?

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    I know and use fuji ca-- and would be reluctant to switch to anything else if for no other reason than fuji has the best lightfastness of any ra-4 paper-- just curious/intrigued to see something new, which in the world of chemical colour is pretty rare, let alone colour darkroom.
     
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    I have no idea of who makes this. Mitsubishi and Ilford Switzerland are
    the only other mfg of RA4 papers I'm aware of, besides Kodak and
    Fuji. Mitsubishi markets lower-cost papers across Asia.
     
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    Interesting it's appearing now. Wonder if it could be the same as the Freestyle Aristacolor paper?
     
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    Having used both the Arista stuff and Fuji CA, I'm 99% sure Arista's brand is just Fuji...
     
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    If that's the case then Fuji is obviously selling it's papers for re-branding so wonder if that's what the B&H stuff is too?

    The Arista stuff is supposedly made in the US. Does Fuji have a US coating operation?
     
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    I'm pretty confused about that as well...but all signs point to it just being Fuji Crystal Archive Type II. It has the same base, same general exposure parameters, etc.
     
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    Recently, on a tour of a professional lab, I saw bags/boxes for Fujicolor Professional paper that said Made in USA on them...
     
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    Any update on who may be making this stuff?
     
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    I have been wanting to try it since seeing it appear on B&H. Appears they're being drop shipped from somewhere. Shipping price to Canada is making it more of a risk. I'm thinking that I should just stick with Fuji. Price is pretty much the same anyhow.

    Even their B&W papers really pick at my curiosity.