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    Look of old paper?

    Having gone through prints and negatives from my great-grandparents, I really love the paper most of them are printed on. It's thin, thinner than computer paper even, I think. Though it's also fairly tough feeling. It has a sheen to it on the borders that's a little like Art300, but there isn't really much texture to it. Does such a paper still exist? Is there a paper that can be coated with liquid light or similar or with a homemade emulsion that would be similar? Most papers I've seen that can stand the water exposure or much thicker. These prints are just cool somehow and they feel really nice.

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    They use to make photo paper that could be folded. It can be folded and slipped into a pocket without cracking the emulsion. I have some and it is thin but nice looking. There is none that I know of being made today.

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    There's nothing remotely similar to those old papersand their surfaces, the closest would be Art300 or the old Kentemere Art.

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    Is there a some web site that has detailed infos about photographic paper history?

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    Guide to Photographic Paper Surfaces Characteristics, Kit Funderburk
    I've only had a quick flick, but it looks like it may be useful in identifying many of the early Kodak papers.

    winger: I'd suggest looking at the single weight Kodak Bromide papers - They did some rough, matte, and glossy surfaces that may match what you have.
    Last edited by paul_c5x4; 07-26-2013 at 08:44 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    How's about ordering some single weight Unibrom paper from Slavich? You can get some Slavish single weight paper in the States again too! I use the smooth matte, but they've glossy too. And I think a embossed single weight (matte or glassy) Unibrom

    Pm me your 411 and I can put a couple'a test paper and print sample in a black bag for ya and mail it to ya.

    If you like like, give Bernadette your info, I believe she orders 4x a year:
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum172/...flections.html

    I have some
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    Sounds like unglazed, single-weight, fibre-based glossy paper. I used this for contacts thirty-five years ago and occasionally for small-ish prints too. I read of there being an Airmail-weight paper too, but have never even seen any of that.

    Have you looked around to compare the material with current non-glazed fibre papers? There are different base-weights in use across different manufacturers, but perhaps Slavich or Fuji are the only ones advertising single-weight paper as such. Then again, perhaps you are more interested in the surface 'look', than the base 'feel'?

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    Thin, foldable photographic paper is still available, though expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    Thin, foldable photographic paper is still available, though expensive.
    Now I'm curious . . . Made by whom and distributed where?!

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    I just remembered this: IDS Uncle Mort's single weight????

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/1...eap-paper.html
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