Is Ilford MGX the same thing as MGIV?

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  1. agenkin

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    Is Ilford MGX.44M the same thing that's now named MGIV.44M? I was given some MGX paper, but can't find it in any online stores, so I'm guessing that it's something older.

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    Dear Arcady,

    MGX was the descriptor in our product coding for ILFORD Multigrade III :

    MGIII changed to MULTIGRADE IV in Q4 1994 / Q1 1995 so the MGX you have been given is at least 13 years old.

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    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
     
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    Simon, thanks a lot for the information. Are the numbers III and IV characteristic of the paper, or are they just model designators (sorry if I'm asking a silly question).

    I printed on the the MGX.44m yesterday, and the prints came out fine. I'm surprised, now that I know how old the paper is.
     
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    I have some old MGIII that someone gave me in 8.5 x 11" size. It works very well and the exposures / contrast are very similar to (but not quite identical to) MG IV.