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    Bergger query -

    I'm starting to work with the Bergger VCCB paper and a non-photographic question has occurred to me:

    How do you pronounce "Bergger"?

    Is it pronounced the same as the ubiquitous fast food product, or is it something more exotic?

    Just wonderin'...


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    ber-JAY. it's french

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    Nope. You have to pronounce it Bergger, as if it was german. And I am french

    You want to know what it means? You are going to smile...

    BERnadette et Guy GERard, the initials of the founders ... Mr Gerard says {bergger} with a G sound
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    Hmmm.......burgers
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    Now that we know how to pronounce it, how do you like it? I've been thinking of trying it.

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    Thanks to Aurelien for the interesting story behind the Bergger name - give my best to Bernadette and Guy!

    In regards to the Bergger paper, it's most similar to the Ilford MGWT of any of the papers I've been using, though initially a little less warm than the Ilford. I like the color of the Bergger paper after five minutes of 1:10 selenium.

    I only made small test prints today; I'll have some stronger opinions after making some real enlargements, of course.


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    Variable NB is the most beautiful paper I have ever tested. Dark blacks, the whitest base, flat after drying... My favorite.
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    I prefer fixed-grade papers - and Bergger's papers are among the very best. For those rare scenes which really need it, there's nothing better than "Silver Supreme".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole View Post
    I prefer fixed-grade papers - and Bergger's papers are among the very best. For those rare scenes which really need it, there's nothing better than "Silver Supreme".
    I'm a fan of this paper also. What type of subjects do you print on it?

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