I have measured dmax on several papers that I have used frequently. For those who are unfamiliar dmax is the reflective density measurement of the deepest black that a paper will achieve. Higher numbers indicate a deeper black. Oriental VCFB 2.14 Oriental (Grade 2) 2.10 Azo (Grade 2 and 3) 2.07 and 2.09 Kentmere Fineprint VC 1.97 J and C Polywarmtone Classic VC 2.04 All of these are excellent papers. Today was my first experience with the Kentmere paper. It appears to have a more abrupt toe as it separates high values very nicely.