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    I bought some LD20 recently, so I'm excited to try my hand at Lith printing! Has anyone tried Kentmere FB VC? Any recommendations? I also have loads of old Portriga, Oriental, Ilford FB... all like the earlier posted mentioned acquired from printers closing their darkrooms.

    I have a whole bunch of Portriga early 8x10 grade 1, 2 and 3 paper that I'd be willing to sell if the price is right.

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    Kentmere FB VC (neutral) doesn't lith, but the warmtone version does. As a rule of thumb, is it is a warmtone paper, it will lith. If it is a neutral tone, it may or may not. Ilford VC neutral doesn't lith, but Slavich and Fomabrom VC do. I have some ancient Kodak Polycontrast that also seems to lith. Basically, I'd recommend learning on something you know works then branch out. Otherwise you won't know if it is your technique or the paper if you have problems.
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    I was reading http://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/Lith2/lith2.html. Here Tim says Kentmere fineprint VC liths... is this an older formulation of the current Kentmere paper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfoo View Post
    I was reading http://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/Lith2/lith2.html. Here Tim says Kentmere fineprint VC liths... is this an older formulation of the current Kentmere paper?
    I believe the Fineprint is the warm version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfoo View Post
    I bought some LD20 recently, so I'm excited to try my hand at Lith printing! Has anyone tried Kentmere FB VC? Any recommendations? I also have loads of old Portriga, Oriental, Ilford FB... all like the earlier posted mentioned acquired from printers closing their darkrooms.

    I have a whole bunch of Portriga early 8x10 grade 1, 2 and 3 paper that I'd be willing to sell if the price is right.
    If you want to try lith printing, I'd really suggest trying the Portriga that you have. You may not want to sell it after all.
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    The paper I have is definitely cold, and has written on the back "Fineprint VC" Once the LD20 arrives I'll give the Kentmere a try and report back. I have loads of it

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    Apparently Adox nuance is a good choice too. I might look into Carbon toning Fomatone as well, it looks like a great way to neutralize the strong colors and keep the great characteristics of Fomatone. Look at the example here: http://www.moersch-photochemie.de/co...en/130/lang:en

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