J and C Polywarmtone

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Doug Bennett, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. Doug Bennett

    Doug Bennett Member

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    It would appear to me that J and C's Polywarmtone might be repackaged Forte Polywarmtone Museum weight (I don't know of anyone else making a 320 gram paper). And I guess Polywarmtone Chamois might be Forte Polywarmtone Art. Both at a great price, and I'd love to give J and C any support I can. Has anyone tried it?

    I just finished my first run of Forte Polywarmtone Museum, and really liked it. In selenium, it takes on a subtle red hue if you get it at just the right time. Wait too long, however, and it goes way red.

    I asked J and C, but understandibly, they can't say; license agreements, I guess.

    Doug
     
  2. Alex Hawley

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    I've used both J&C Classic and Forte Polywarmtone and they are not the same paper. The J&C speed is about the same as Ilford Warmtone; Forte's speed is much slower.

    All in all, I like the J&C paper, especially when developed in Agfa Neutal WA.
     
  3. tim atherton

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    Not sure if they are the same, but the Forte is very nice for contact prints with the Neutol WA mentioned already
     
  4. Jeremy

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    and just as a side note, this paper is now available in the 11x14 size :smile: