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    Forte paper

    I've searched but can't find any thing current on the availability of Forte paper. Are they still in business? Will they continue to make paper?
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    Here is a link on another discussion about forte http://www.apug.org/forums/showthrea...ighlight=forte

    I believe J&C sells it under a different name?

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    I have an confirmed order fot PWT 14 so I see no problem here.
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    Jack,

    Have you checked with Camera Co/Op in Houston for Forte paper? Last time I was in there they had Forte. Might be worth a phone call or a trip since you are off work for a month.


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    Lee

    Quote Originally Posted by lee
    Jack,

    Have you checked with Camera Co/Op in Houston for Forte paper? Last time I was in there they had Forte. Might be worth a phone call or a trip since you are off work for a month.


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    I'm on my way to the Co-op right now. This morning I made some really amazing prints with Forte warm tone then selenium then gold. Looks a lot like portriga rapid before they took out the casdium, the bastards!
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    that is good to know I think Forte w/t split tones too

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee
    that is good to know I think Forte w/t split tones too

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    It does. Leave it in the selenium long enough and you will see it happen.
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    Freestyle sells some of the Forte papers as one of their store brands. I think they identify it as "Made in Hungary". B&H also had some types of Forte the last time I looked.

    I've been using Forte Polywarmtone for a good bit of my printing recently and I really like the stuff about as much as Ilford MG WT. I particularly like how it responds to a short bath in dilute selenium.

    I do have one concern, however. On my last printing session, I found several sheets where the paper base had thin spots. Not thin enough to rip through but thin enough to show up when the print is held in front of a light source. The paper with the faults came about halfway through a box of 11x14 Polywarmtone. I'm hoping it's only a couple of sheets and not a problem with the rest of the box.

    Has anyone else had any problems with Forte consistency?

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    I've never had any probs with consistency; hopefully just a one-off. I use it for most of my printing (pwt 17 current fav) and would be at a loss if/when it goes. Dilute selenium works very well to take the edge off the olive tones, but slight overprinting and a quick soak in very dilute ferri is wonderful. If you haven't yet tried it, it's well worth a go. Available in the UK at moment (Silverprint).

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    Calumet has Forte' placed an order with them last weak.

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