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    Do you have some memory of Sterling papers?

    Hi guys!I found some boxes of old Sterling paper.
    It's very old,my "pusher" said!...the model is "premium warm plus" grade 3.
    Do you have some memory of this paper?....do you think it works with lith?...Do you think it works with normal developer?thanks.
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    Yes I do, and I found "old" to be fogged.

    You will just need to check before investing too much time and engery in printing.
    http://www.aclancyphotography.com

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    I agree, it will probably be fogged. But why not just print a few sheets and see what you get. I have a few sheets of Sterling's Lith paper left, but haven't used any in years, so expect it to be bad.

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    I tried a package or 2 back in it's day. Nothing special compared to the great papers available. Made in India.

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    Agree with ChuckP. Tried one box, not impressed, never went back.

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    i recently gt given a box of sterling pro rc vc and i lithed a few sheets - it came out quite nice but the development was a bit uneven (see link) http://www.flickr.com/photos/wilfbif...in/photostream but i think it still works

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    I used to deal with them a long time ago, Sterling has not been made for 10 years and the factory is long gone.

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    I used some of their warm tone paper, but it doesn't store well, mine was very foggy after about 5 years. It was a nice paper but I was commited to using Agfa Record Rapid at the time for an exhibition (I don't mix papers).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilfbiffherb View Post
    i recently gt given a box of sterling pro rc vc and i lithed a few sheets - it came out quite nice but the development was a bit uneven (see link) http://www.flickr.com/photos/wilfbif...in/photostream but i think it still works
    Thanks for your link to your images. I have some of the same paper and have yet to test it - you've inspired me to see if it's still viable.

    Also, that's the first time I've looked at EVERY photo on someone's flickr page! You've taught me that I REALLY need to open my eyes! I enjoyed all of your images immensely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molli View Post
    Thanks for your link to your images. I have some of the same paper and have yet to test it - you've inspired me to see if it's still viable.

    Also, that's the first time I've looked at EVERY photo on someone's flickr page! You've taught me that I REALLY need to open my eyes! I enjoyed all of your images immensely.
    wow thanks very much, very nice of you to say so. if you have some of the sterling rcvc paper i really recommend lithing it. straight prints seem quite soft with it but they look superb in lith, lovely pink highlights and mid tones.

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