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    RA4 paper - freeze or refrigerate?

    I have acquired quite a large quantity of RA4 paper. I want to store it to last as long as possible. Some of the boxes have a little picture of a thermometer suggesting that they should not be stored below say 40 deg F. I was inclined to throw them in the freezer.

    Is there any reason why freezing RA4 paper is a bad idea? Should I refrigerate it instead?

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    The Kodak data sheet for the Endura Premier paper does recommend storage between 40F and 75F, but then immediately goes on to give warm-up times for rolls stored at 0F and 35F.

    So maybe there is storage, and long-term storage.

    Here is the data sheet: http://www.kodak.com/global/en/profe...4070/e4070.pdf
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    That's what I was thinking - that's what they do with ECN-2 film on the data sheets, I think.

    So I may acquire another freezer, dedicated to paper.

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    I do both. Long term is a deep freeze in the garage. Stock used week to week lives in a bar fridge located just outside of the darkroom.
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