POP paper in Fotoimpex Berlin

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  1. George Papantoniou

    George Papantoniou Member

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    Does anyone know something about this paper ? They call it "Retro POP baryt papier" and say that it's an extremely silver-rich silver-chloride emulsion... I am thinking about ordering some... it's only 12,50 euro for 10sh 8x10...
     
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    It's probably the same as Retrophotographic POP, or Chicago Albumen Works' POP. It's fun. I use it quite often.

    You need negatives with a very, very long scale to get good prints on it. Pyro or other staining developer seems to be the best way to build sufficient UV density with modern films.
     
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    Ole, are you doing some toning of this paper as well?
     
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    Yes, mostly gold toning. I use Tetenal goldtoner, others should work as well. There's some difference in whether you tone before or after fixing - if allowed to go to completion the result is about the same, but the intermediate steps are different. So I play around with it...