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    Printing on glossy paper...

    I will soon be changing to Ilford Multigrade FB Warmtone, there are two surfaces available, simi matt, and glossy. Does anyone see anything wrong with making fine art prints on a glossy surface? It seems to have a greater brilliance than a textured surface. Do you think it would be shunned by the general public (non-photographer) at art shows?
    A negative, can always be turned into a positive.

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    the general public may not be able to tell the difference.

    Print on the paper that gives the results you wish for the specific image.

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    FB air dried glossy paper is widely accepted and used for fine art prints.
    Claire (Ms Anne Thrope is in the darkroom)

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    Just a 'heads-up'.

    The FB glossy is not anywhere near as glossy as the RC glossy.

    It's closer to an RC pearl finish.


    Graham.

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    Thanks Graham! The surface is smooth though right?
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    Yep

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    My favorite papers are cold tone FB glossy. I cant hide neg defects as easly on glossy so I must to my best printing.
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    Dear ilfrodrapid,

    Do you think the print looks best on RC glossy? If so, then use RC glossy.

    Neal Wydra

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    Fiber based glossy paper will dry to a hi gloss if you use a ferrotype (chromium) plate or electric dryer. When dried on a screen, in a blotter book, for face down in a electric dryer prints are semimatt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neal
    Dear ilfrodrapid,

    Do you think the print looks best on RC glossy? If so, then use RC glossy.

    Neal Wydra
    Neal, If I used glossy RC do you think that people who buy fine art would buy them.
    A negative, can always be turned into a positive.

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