Hoping to have a darkroom set up in a month or so, once again. A lot has changed in the B&W world since my last in 2000, as if readers here didn't know that. I'm having fun figuring out the particulars of equipement and chemicals, but paper selection is causing fainting spells. Once upon a time paper manufactureres would provide samples of their stock. I treasure an old Kodak sample book from maybe 1950, oh, what a journey. A dozen or so contact papers alone. Every surface you could imagine. Even odd purposes. Ever hear of Translite? I feel safe with "glossy", but what is semi-matte and fine lustre and Pearl? (OK, I do know Pearl first hand.) And all the other variants that words can't do justice to? What I would like for my knock-about paper is a VC RC with barely warm tones in a Kodak N surface. This is what the old Polycontrast and a few others were, and I loved it. The white was still white, not warm or ivory. The black, in Dektol, was native warm, but no hints of red or green. And of course, low priced! Is the Foma/Arista Edu Ultra Semi-Matte anything like this? I understand that it is DI, so I'm not sure how much tonal manipulation is possible. Then, I would like the same tonal possibilities in a VC fiber. I can't afford "the good stuff", but OK with Ilford and similar. Also Kodak and Agfa but..... Thanks!