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    The Wonderful Aroma of Paper!

    Some of you love the smell of fresh fixer in the morning. Me, I love the smell of... fresh fiber-based paper!

    I have a rotary trimmer, so instead of buying a box of each of the sizes I use, I buy 50-sheet boxes of 11x14. Twenty sheets I leave in the box. The other thirty sheets get cut up into 7x10's and 5x7's, with a bunch of 1x7 strips left over, for tests.

    There's nothing better than spending an hour in the morning with a fresh cup of tea, and a fresh box of MGIV.

    I LOVE PAPER!

    Don't you?
    "What drives man to create is the compulsion to, just once in his life, comprehend and record the pure, unadorned, unvarnished truth. Not some of it; all of it."

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    As this is on the color forum, I have to add that:

    I LOVE the smell of Kodak RA-4 developer!

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    I have a soft spot for the sulfury smell of exhausted fixer. Smells like work.
    Using film since before it was hip.


    "One of the most singular characters of the hyposulphites, is the property their solutions possess of dissolving muriate of silver and retaining it in considerable quantity in permanent solution" — Sir John Frederick William Herschel, "On the Hyposulphurous Acid and its Compounds." The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, Vol. 1 (8 Jan. 1819): 8-29. p. 11

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrst View Post
    As this is on the color forum, I have to add that:

    I LOVE the smell of Kodak RA-4 developer!
    Damn, posted in the wrong forum again! Rats!

    Could someone, ummm... move this where it belongs, pretty please?
    "What drives man to create is the compulsion to, just once in his life, comprehend and record the pure, unadorned, unvarnished truth. Not some of it; all of it."

    - Fred Picker

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    Quote Originally Posted by seadrive View Post
    Damn, posted in the wrong forum again! Rats!

    Could someone, ummm... move this where it belongs, pretty please?
    If you look to the bottom left corner of any post, there is a little "!" in the middle of a dark triangle.

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    I love the paper smell too. Agfa Brovira was especially nice.

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    Yes, I agree. I just picked up a 100 sheet box of 8x10 and 50 sheet box of 16x20. I'm loving forward to all sorts of smells this afternoon.

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    I can't help but instantly smell the plastic film box of any film I open up. I probably look stupid doing it in public but I can't help it, smells so nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    If you look to the bottom left corner of any post, there is a little "!" in the middle of a dark triangle.

    Click on it - and leave your request.
    Thank you, request posted.

    I only managed to cut up the first of two boxes yesterday. The second one awaits...

    Another fine morning of tea and paper!
    "What drives man to create is the compulsion to, just once in his life, comprehend and record the pure, unadorned, unvarnished truth. Not some of it; all of it."

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