I think you forgot to mention that flattening is also something to consider.
Originally Posted by bdial
Not many would buy prints that look like potato chips.
In the UK, the pavement is the bit at the sides of the road which we walk on. Not the bit in the middle which you drive on!
Originally Posted by lxdude
Not sure what it is called in Australia but that line might be innapropriate for the OP.
We are kinda caught in the middle....Fender/Mudguard. Hood/Bonnet. Boot/trunk. It all works here.
Originally Posted by Steve Smith
Thanks for all the tips and ideas. I think that in the first instance, I will keep with getting RC prints correct, including toning. Whether I get this up and running, well thats something different all together. I just now need to get the intestinal fortitude to go for it!
it used to be said that rc paper was not anywhere as 'archival' as fiber based paper
but that was years ago. nowadays it has been said that a properly processed rc print
can be as archival as a fiber print. i think there are a few threads here if you search using
"rc" and "archival" as your key words. some people think fiber paper is harder to print on, some think
rc paper just doesn't look good compared to fiber ... it is all personal taste in the end.
ilford used to sell a double weight rc paper called "portfolio" paper, it was beautiful ...
deep blacks bright whites ... it might be something to look into, if you
still want short wash times and a heavy paper that is like double weight fiber.
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In Britain, aren't fenders called wings? Or is it both wings and mudguards? Here mudguards are like mudflaps, except more rigid. Except mudflaps are also called mudguards sometimes. And of course there's the whole fixed head/hardtop, drop head/convertible thing. And sedan/saloon, which really confuses folks sometimes: "It's a saloon? A saloon car. Well now that's interesting."
Originally Posted by hoffy
Yep, divided by a common language.
And what about rocker panels? What do you guys call the exterior sheet metal that goes from the level of the door sill to the underside?
Come to think of it, why are bumpers not called fenders? I mean, people aren't supposed to go around bumping things, so why do they make it seem like you can by naming something for that purpose? And my fenders aren't good for fending off shopping carts, much less anybody's bumper. When I'm at the market a more accurate name would be "target".
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Reason: jus' cuz
In the UK, fenders (if they are not guitars) are called bumpers. I don't know why though as the trick to driving is to not bump into things!