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    Thanks David, I'll keep that in mind when I try out the paper. That may actually work out good because there are a couple negatives of mine I have come across where the G2 Ilfospeed was a little too hard for what I wanted.
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    Well Xia_Ke, as I've mentioned on Flickr with you. Fotokemika Varycon is an amazing Fiber paper, and since Brovira and Portriga are gone, it's been my main-stay paper. However, rather than going through all the hassle of using various toners and having fumes build up within my darkroom, I've gotten some Fomatone to try. Beautiful creme base, for a genuine vintage look.

    So after going through the Emaks, try some Fomabrom or Fomatone. But! If you're looking for cheap, never mind. Remember this is your art, your perception of a moment in time you're presenting. What kind of price can you put on that?

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    I would be very curious to hear your thoughts on the Emaks vs. Slavich, I have been using the Slavich but have found the grade II too hard for a few of my negatives (they are probably overdeveloped a little bit) and it sounds like the Emaks may be a little softer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skorzen View Post
    I would be very curious to hear your thoughts on the Emaks vs. Slavich, I have been using the Slavich but have found the grade II too hard for a few of my negatives (they are probably overdeveloped a little bit) and it sounds like the Emaks may be a little softer.
    I had the same issue with Slavich, but I found that by mixing 2 parts Dektol with 1 part Zonal Pro Warmtone I was able to soften just enough to print some harder negatives. Other the other hand Emaks appears to be softer than Slavich, but I have not printed the same negative side by side.

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    Printing this paper today with Guillaume, some very beautiful negatives to 30 x 40 using Ansco 130.
    This paper has a lovely tone , kind of olive in the mid tones and very rich blacks.. Slight selenium tone and these prints are really kicking.
    Going to do some more over the next few days... Gulaume says that this is excellent lith and by all accounts looks that way and I will be trying the G4 after he leaves .

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    I bought some emaks and slavich grade 4 at Freestyle over the weekend to try with some of my thinny, thin and flat negatives...

    I'll report after I give it a go...I have a lot of things to do in the darkroom over the next week or so, like making a neg carrier for my step wedge, paper fog tests from the huge batch I just lucked on to, etc, etc...never a lack of things to do. Oh yeah, I want to print some proofs from my latest roll, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PVia View Post
    Thomas,
    Do you use a red safelight with the Emaks...?
    How about the Slavich...anyone? Thanks...
    I wonder where that red safelight recommendation
    came from. I'm working with Kentmere Bromide,
    Slavich, and Emaks, all glossy graded. A same
    set of yellow-ish orange safelights for all. Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Howell View Post
    Emaks appears to be softer than Slavich, ...
    No doubt Slavich is a contrasty paper. I ran a series
    of tests with that and Kentmere Bromide and Emaks.
    In Beer's 1, a soft Ansco 120 type, Slavich made a
    border line grade 3, Kentmere and Emaks, a good
    grade 1. Using Beer's 7, a Dektol type, Slavich
    made grade 4, Kentmere a soft 2, and Emaks,
    a center grade 2.

    All the above glossy grade 2 DW FB. Your
    batches may vary. Dan

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    Thanks for all the input everyone Fedex says it will be in tomorrow. Unfortunately, I'm not sure I'll get a chance to do any printing until next Tuesday I'll let you all know what my results are.

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    One more thing about Emaks - if you ever get into lith printing... It's absolutely gorgeous stuff. I'm not sure about Slavich for that, Aaron.
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