Substitute for Arista II ortho litho film

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  1. DAP

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    Hi,

    I am looking for a suitable lith film to use for making enlarged negatives. Apparently Freestyle no longer sells the universally recommended Arista II ortho litho film and does not stock a replacement. I came across the website for Valley Litho Supply. In the offset printing section they have Lith (A,B) "WA-4 premium line and halftone film" http://www.valleylitho.com/acatalog/Valley_Litho_Supply_Lith__A___B__Film_15.html. Is this what I'm looking for? I know ultrafine online carries lith film for photography puposes, but the WA-4 film is cheaper (which would be nice if it could be used for an Arista II ortho litho film replacement). Sorry if this is a silly question, but I am not familiar with Lith printing products/lingo - I don't want to order the wrong stuff.
     
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    Hello... did you ever get a reply... or have your tried the Valley Litho supply and is this OK for making tone enlarged negatives please... I am in Tasmania Australia and keen to find a replacement for Arista please.
     
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    in stock at freestyle
     
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    Thanks Peter.. found Arista III... fantastic
     
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    you are welcome Geoffrey!