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    Fuji Gaslight Contact Printing paper

    Just saw this product listed on the megaperls site. It wasn't there last week.
    8x10 is available in grade 2 or 3, costs about $100 aussie for a box of 100 sheets.
    Also available in 4x5 and half-plate, apparently grade 3 only.

    Is the legendary Fuji Azo type paper that has been referred to in various other threads? I'd love to hear a review from anyone who has used it. Unfortunately there is no in depth product information available at megaperls - e.g. paper chemistry.

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    Dirk (who runs Megaperls) just posted a query on the LF forum asking what it is. It does sound very interesting.
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    Very interesting....
    I've sent un e-mail too, When I'll have more information, I'll post it...

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    Funny, I didn't even know that Fuji made B&W paper... anyone ever used it?

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    Is there any information whether this is RC or fiber paper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tony lockerbie View Post
    Funny, I didn't even know that Fuji made B&W paper... anyone ever used it?

    Tony
    I tried the single weight Rembrandt paper a couple of years ago. Compared with Kodak Polymax printing the same neg I didn't like it much. I wouldn't damn it on that one test however. I still have the box somewhere & have been thinking about doing some more print comparisons soon. I presume the gaslight is a completely different paper & I'm interested to hear first hand reports from users who have experience with other contact papers.

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    Who knows. Given the other disappointments in the contact-paper-still-in-production category, I'd be cautiously optimistic (fomalux anyone?).

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    I looked at the older threads on APUG, and Ryuji mentioned in one thread about Foma papers that Fuji makes a contact paper with the designation WP which means Water Proof, ie RC paper according to the thread: http://www.apug.org/forums/forum55/3...ing-paper.html

    But let's just hope...
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    Yes, I doubt it is fiber, let's see...

    Fuji does quite a bit of paper. There used to be even more, but you all know the state of things at the moment.

    http://fujifilm.jp/personal/film/monochrome/paper.html

    I think Rembrant V is the only fibre paper they make and it is multigrade. For graded fibre paper made in Japan I believe Oriental is the only choice.

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    This subject comes up about every six months as people are scouring the existing product lines for options. Unfortunately, this is a resin based proofing paper for small format photographers - not a product that one can expect to make fine prints from.

    If someone has a professional contacts at Fuji, lets talk.

    Cheers!

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