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    improved Ilfocolor papers

    Not long ago Ilford Imaging got a new owner, what at least made me fear for their halide products.

    But now, not yet on their site, they announced to have improved the characteristics of their range of RA-4 papers.

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    RA-4. Ilford? I wonder what its like. It would be cool if they offered the chemistry to develop also.
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    It looks like the improved Ilfocolor is "digital" like Kodak's new Supra Endura VC. In the datasheet they state that you can optically expose it, but that it won't have the same color balance or exposure times as papers "designed for optical exposure." Still, it is nice to see that traditional materials are still being updated!

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    Fotch, no question mark necessary. It's the swiss(!) Ilford ; they have been into chromogenic materials for quite some time.
    No, they do not offer RA-chemistry.

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    the ilford Ra-4 materials are AMAZING I love using them!!!
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    Ilfocolor

    Amazing!! For YEARS Ilfocolor was my favorite RA4 paper. Recently. I've been using Fujicolor as a second choice - but believe me, I WILL definitely (and hopefully) try this "new" stuff.

    I was probably the world's greatest Ilfocolor addict - and I hope to gain that place again!

    Any suggestions of how to stay informed of availability?
    Carpe erratum!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Sukach View Post
    Any suggestions of how to stay informed of availability?
    I would like to know this as well.
    I was not aware that it was ever available in US. I have never seen it on
    anyone's stock list. Even back when there were lots of labs in my neck of the
    woods, they were all either Kodak or Fuji.

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    Ed and Bob, why not just give them a call?

    http://www.ilford.com/en/contact/contactUsa.asp

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    When Kodak updates their RA-4 paper for digital exposure, it causes a shitstorm. No wonder in a sense, but...

    But when Ilford does exactly the same, it's suddenly amazing. Very interesting.

    So, we have again lost another RA-4 paper optimized for optical printing. The remaining products probably can be used for optical printing with some tricks ("It is suitable for some analog applications" per Ilford), as discussed many times before, and I don't want to be a pessimist, but the way different companies are regarded in exactly the same situation is quite interesting.

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    Well, the Ilford announcement is at their site now:

    http://www.ilford.com/en/pdf/press/P...FOCOLOR_EN.pdf


    Strange thing is that in their german language announcement (given to the media) they speak about modifications aiming at the use of "most modern printing apparatus", in that pdf above they speak about "most modern display apparatus".

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