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    colortone brand ra-4 paper-- any good?

    Anyone used it? Know anything about it at all? New at b and h

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Paper_16.html

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    No idea. Sorry. On the other hand, Fuji CA is pretty much the same price. And that one is excellent paper. Just saying...

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    Good value and ticks all the right boxes, it would seem. Are there any RA4 paper manufacturers nowadays other than Fuji and Kodak?

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    I know and use fuji ca-- and would be reluctant to switch to anything else if for no other reason than fuji has the best lightfastness of any ra-4 paper-- just curious/intrigued to see something new, which in the world of chemical colour is pretty rare, let alone colour darkroom.

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    I have no idea of who makes this. Mitsubishi and Ilford Switzerland are
    the only other mfg of RA4 papers I'm aware of, besides Kodak and
    Fuji. Mitsubishi markets lower-cost papers across Asia.

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    Interesting it's appearing now. Wonder if it could be the same as the Freestyle Aristacolor paper?

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    Having used both the Arista stuff and Fuji CA, I'm 99% sure Arista's brand is just Fuji...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Brown View Post
    Having used both the Arista stuff and Fuji CA, I'm 99% sure Arista's brand is just Fuji...
    If that's the case then Fuji is obviously selling it's papers for re-branding so wonder if that's what the B&H stuff is too?

    The Arista stuff is supposedly made in the US. Does Fuji have a US coating operation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
    If that's the case then Fuji is obviously selling it's papers for re-branding so wonder if that's what the B&H stuff is too?

    The Arista stuff is supposedly made in the US. Does Fuji have a US coating operation?

    I'm pretty confused about that as well...but all signs point to it just being Fuji Crystal Archive Type II. It has the same base, same general exposure parameters, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
    The Arista stuff is supposedly made in the US. Does Fuji have a US coating operation?
    Recently, on a tour of a professional lab, I saw bags/boxes for Fujicolor Professional paper that said Made in USA on them...
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