Sample Papers?

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  1. dwdmguy

    dwdmguy Member

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    Hi all.

    Do you know of a company that will send a sample package of their photo papers for me to try please?

    Ilford (a gent here, said he was sending but either I never received it or misplaced it as it was long ago and I did not begin printing until recently)

    Thank you.
    Tom
     
  2. Chazzy

    Chazzy Member

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    You can get a swatch book of Foma papers from Freestyle. As I recall, it costs around $20. I wish that the other companies would follow Foma's example. There's no point in trying a whole package of paper just to find out what it looks like.
     
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    Yes, like the old Kodak Darkroom Data guides. It would be nice if the current offering of several makers product could be in one. If Freestyle had something like that I would buy one in a minute.
     
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    Most camera shops (at least here in Canada, that I visit) have an Ilford swatch book. You may just need to look/ask around until someone finds it.