FS: Zone VI Brilliant Graded Paper

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  1. Alan Davenport

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    I’ve got some Zone VI Brilliant graded paper that I need to sell to finance other photo projects.

    I have 3 -100 sheet boxes of grade #2 and 3 - 100 sheet boxes of grade #3. They have never been opened and the seals are intact.

    They have been in my freezer (0 to -10 F) for their entire lives and I have more than I can use in my entire life now that I am mostly contact printing. They are dated 1985/87.

    I took an opened box from the freezer and printed some negatives. Here is what I found:

    When comparing (unexposed, of course) developed/fixed with fixed only I couldn’t tell the difference until I looked on the back where I had written the information. I also made 8x10 contact prints from both grades and the results were excellent.

    I’m offering these at $75 per box which should be a pretty good price in spite of the age but because it is still good.

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    2 boxes of Grade 2 and 4 boxes of Grade 3 left!:smile:
     
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    Guilleminot paper... Hmmm !
    Too bad it's only 8x10. In bigger size I would have grabbed them right away !
     
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    One project at a time.

    I have a box of 50 sheets in 11x14 in grade #4 that is sealed. I have a box each of #2 and #3 only they have had the seals broken. I will have to wait for them to thaw out to get a count.

    Silly Me :redface:- I have 2 other boxes of gradess #2 & 3 that are also opened with some paper missing as they weigh less than the seals box.

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    Alan, got the paper to day in good shape, will try it out tomorrow .

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    !985??? I was about 27 in 1985. Do you know how old I am now? Good lord have mercy. !985. Wow--that was forever ago, and it passed so FAST. Print paper from 1985. It would have to be black by now, I would have figured. Good luck with that.
     
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    Well, I was 34 and the paper has faired much better than I have!:laugh:

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    Thank you, Mike.

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    Tested the paper yesterday and found a very, very slight fog on the #2 paper. Used dektol 1:1 1/2 fresh for 3mins then stop and fix. #3 paper is fine. Don't think it was the safe light but will try again with out safe light. Maybe a little anti-foggant in the developer would clear up the #2 paper. Not as bad as Henry thought.

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    Yes, or a little Potassium Bromide, say 5 - 10ml/liter of 10%. Still, not bad for paper of this age. Keep me posted.

    Alan