Forte Polywarmtone FB Ivory base

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  1. DrPhil

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    Forte Polywarmtone FB Double Weight Ivory Base VC Paper

    I bought a bunch of this paper a while back. The box lists it as Ivory base. However, I no longer see this for sale. Instead, I see the more traditional Glossy and Semi-Matte. Is the Ivory base still produced? I am out of 11x14 and would like to buy more. However, I can't find it anywhere. Was it renamed to semi-matte? It certainly isn't glossy.

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    DrPhil
     
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    Is the J and C polywarmtone the same product?
     
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    If it isn't the same material it is very near the same.
     
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    Ditto on that. The two print very much the same.
     
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    I also believe it is probably the same. I would PM JandC Photo and ask them.
     
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    Thank you. That is the kind of information I was looking for. What is the difference between Forte's Ivory base, semi matte, and Glossy?
     
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    Nevermind. My brain didn't register what my eyes were reading. Sometimes I wonder how I made it through college.
     
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    There poly art warmtone has an ivory base.
     
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    On a slightly unrelated subject (tangential to the "triple-weight") - does anyone make single-weight FB paper anymore? Back in the beginning, paper was a lot thinner than today - most albumen prints were made on paper no thicker than modern copy paper.

    when I started with darkroom work I used AGFA Brovira in single weight only. Now it seems all makers want to sell cardboard, which is a lot more difficult to get flat! I want an emulsion like Forte polywarmtone - or Fortezo Museum - but on half-weight paper!
     
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    Kentmere might. Some of their paper feels lightweight in comparison with others they make.
     
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    That is just one of the reasons I like Azo!
     
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    I like the tone of Agfa Multicontrast Classic FB paper. It's not Forte but it is an "ivory" colour. And while the future is questionable, it is currently easy to find.
    Sorry can't help you with the Forte.