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    Grade 4 is bye bye

    Was at B+H today looking for printing paper. Lately I have been drifting back to graded paper. Sad news is that both Forte and Ilford have already discontinued their Grade 4 papers. I bought up the last 2 boxes of Forte grade 4 on the shelf.
    However Oriental still makes a grade 4. And to think that at one time not too long ago Agfa made paper all the way up to Grade 6!!
    Best, Peter

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    Kentmere Bromide is still available in grade 4. I've only needed it once so far but I keep a box around just in case.

    Cheers, James

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    Check Freestyle, they have their Arista Professional available in grade 4. It is their old house brand that is rebranded ilford.

    I wonder if John at J&C can help out here. Is Forte discontinuing grade 4 or does Omega Satter no longer want to import it? Not that I have a horse in this race since I use multigrade.

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    G4

    James-thanks for the tip. Of course the salesman never said a peep about that paper; which they carry. I do like the qualities of the Ilford Galerie and the Forte Bromfort. The Ilford can be manipulated in many ways to create a unique look.
    I've only started playing with the Forte but it is a stunning paper with great depth.
    Best, Peter

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    Simon Galley mentioned this in the Perceptol thread.

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    Dear Lachlan,

    Its getting harder ( excuse the pun ) to justify runs of Grade 4 GALERIE FB, so no grade 5, I am afraid.

    No news on 25asa yet, its R&D dependant, I will let you know as soon as any developments are in the pipeline

    Simon
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    J&C Exposition "Hard" grade is the old Cachet Expo grade 4. "Normal" is the old grade 3 (which was a little less contrasty than, say, Galerie grade 3), and "Soft" is the old grade 2.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
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    Central Camera out of Chicago carries 2, 3, and 4 Bergger.
    They've lots of graded Bergger and others. Dan



 

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