JandC Photo Classic Polywarmtone VC paper

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  1. Donald Miller

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    Having just finished printing my first Classic Polywarmtone Glossy prints, I can say that I am impressed by this paper. While this paper is about 2/3 stop slower then my other paper (Seagull VCFB), it makes up for it in the tonal "presence" that the prints exhibit. I must admit that I was hesitant to try a warmtone paper since it conjured up visions of anemic browns that some warm papers exhibit. I can tell that my fears were unfounded and that this paper has what it takes to print deep luminous blacks and brilliant titillating whites.

    I must also share with you the results of my first encounter with J and C Photo. Several weeks ago, I was leaving for Colorado. In checking my film supply, I realized that I really needed to get some more laid in . I had heard glowing reports about the Classic and Efke films and decided to give the folks at J and C a call. Even though I was within four days of departure, I was told that the film would be here in time. Two days before departure, I phoned them and was reassured that the film would be here. Then the day before I left, I got a phone call checking to see if my film had arrived (it had as promised). Needless to say, I was impressed. The results this afternoon have not changed my mind.

    As soon as the prints dry I will post them to share what I am raving about. Even though the internet is a lousy place to evaluate a print, perhaps a portion of the quality will show.
     
  2. Ole

    Ole Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks nice, wonder what it would look like "in person"!

    What do you say - should we try an exchange? One of your JandC Polywarmtone prints for one of mine Bergger Art Contact? I'll get off to the darkroom now and try printing a "Waterfall"!
     
  3. Donald Miller

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    Ole, Sounds good to me...contact me offpost.
     
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    Hi Don,
    First I must say that I got your latest postcard, and it is wonderful.

    Second, If you like the polywarmtone I bet you will like the J and C Museum.
    It is the same paper that I did that tree postcard on. It is graded, but there seems to be a little latitude in the paper where you can control the contrast slightly by varying developing time. I personally am glad that I don't have to order the stuff from Europe anymore and can get it in the states.