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    I recently used some old Aghfa paper from the late 60s early 70s - was fantastic! No fog at all. Round 15 Postcard recipients had their pictures printed on this.

    However, I also used some early 80s Agfa paper and it was quite bad. I would agree that storage would play a big part in it's "keeping" abilities.

    I just bought some Benzitriazole to ward off some slight paper fog on 20year old Ilford paper which is only just showing on some boxes and not on others.

    If I could just get my hands on some more of the 70s Agfa stuff, I'd be in APUG heaven!!

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    see also (Gevaert Gevaluxe from the the fifties):

    http://www.silverprint.co.uk/more_archive.asp#geva

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    Oh yeah! I saw that in B&W UK magazine - wonderful story; and longevity!!!!

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    In my experience AGFA gets slowly foggy, Kodak dies completely, and Ilford is almost good as new - these are papers from the 1980's that I'm still using (or trying to use, in the case of the AGFA).
    In my experience (note, I said MY) the fiber based papers go first...
    This is my experience too; I have some Agfa FB paper that is fogged beyond usability, but old Illford RC paper that is usable except for random light spots all over it (I cut it up for 5x7s) and some ancient Mitsubishi (I think) RC paper that is perfect.
    f/22 and be there.

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    expired papers develop a basefog that is perfect for taming contrast
    if making paper negatives.
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    Out of all of the paper you have, the Agfa MCP310 RC paper will fog the quickest. It did not have the best keeping properties like the fiber based versions did. Try it, but I found anything over 3 years for that paper is questionable. Like I said, fiber versions have much more longevity.
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    I just opened some boxes of Kodak paper I was given for testing film several years back. I just tossed 750 sheets of 8x10 that developed out black as black, but the several hundred sheets of 16x20 is perfect. Both stored the same, both about the same age.

    I thought about fixing out the paper and using it as a base for platinum prints.
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    Oh, and I have finished some Azo that expired on my birthday (almost 48 years ago) and still prints with no fog.
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