Hello everybody! I've been hanging around APUG for a while now and haven't had the guts to post anything yet. This is a fantastic community and I would like to thank everyone here for keeping film alive!
Ok, on to the point.
Recently, after cleaning my Dad's closet out I came across a big box filled with prints presumably made from slides. My dad was a photographer in Japan and shot Kodachrome until the early 90's when he made the switch to Fujichrome because it was much more convenient to get developed. Anyways, the prints have markings on the back saying FUJICHROME PROFESSIONAL PRINT. Many of these pictures look surprisingly grainy, lack contrast and usually look nothing like the original slide. Many of them look quite shitty IMHO. I asked my dad if he knew anything about these prints and told me that he forgot all about them!
So my question is: A) Does fuji still make a color reversal paper?, and if it has been discontinued, when was it taken off the market? B) Is the Fujichrome RP process similar to the ciba/ilfochrome process and does it have similar archival qualities?
More information about this stuff would be great.