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    Tetenal Vario Fine Art paper - any comments?

    I just bought a packet of 30 sheets of Tetenal TT Vario Fine Art SW (I think FB) paper in the 7 x 9.5 inch size. Any comments or opinions on this paper would be greatly appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Caulfield
    I just bought a packet of 30 sheets of Tetenal TT Vario Fine Art SW (I think FB) paper in the 7 x 9.5 inch size. Any comments or opinions on this paper would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.
    I used this paper extensively while living in France. It's really Agfa MCC repackaged under the Tetenal name, but usually considerably cheaper. I got identical results from it and from Agfa. Here in the U.S., it isn't sold under the Tetenal name, so I'm forced to buy the Agfa, but it's my standard paper of choice for most of my work.

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    Thanks for the info, Larry. I did one test print on it last night, and I'd agree that it seems to respond very similarly to Agfa, so your observation is right.

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    What developer?

    What developers/dilutions have you used with Vario fine art? I've tried Ilford Multigrade 1+9 and Neutol 1+7 in two separate printing sessions and I was getting fairly flat results across the mid-tones from good negs with well separated tones. This weekend to remedy this I was going to try Tetenal developers; Centrabrom and Dokumol both individually and split grade developing...

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    I used Ilford Multigrade 1+9 also. My print is on the Standard Gallery, posted today, "Gibson's Steps".

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    Tetenal carries two different fibre papers from two different manufacturers. Tetenal Baryt Vario = Agfa MCC, Tetenal Vario Fine Art = Kentmere Fineprint VC.

    Stefan

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    Thanks, but...What is it's Tetenal Vario Fine Art Baryt? Is that Agfa or Kentmere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Caulfield
    I used Ilford Multigrade 1+9 also. My print is on the Standard Gallery, posted today, "Gibson's Steps".
    Very nice Kevin! Not flat at all. I'm inspired to give it another try.
    Best regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackmelas
    Very nice Kevin! Not flat at all. I'm inspired to give it another try.
    Best regards,
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    Thanks, James. I'm pleased to be inspirational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Caulfield
    Thanks, but...What is it's Tetenal Vario Fine Art Baryt? Is that Agfa or Kentmere?
    Sorry, one "Baryt" got lost in translation . Once again:

    TT BARYT Vario = Agfa MCC
    TT BARYT Vario Fine Art = Kentmere Fineprint VC

    Stefan

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