With the demise of azo and subsequent rumors about a substitute, does anyone have any options for a good paper now being produced? I know contact printing can be done on any paper, but there must be some better suited to the task than others. Some favorable qualitites I'm interested in would be....
A single weight paper seems to print with better contact. Better mating of the film and paper is possible than with a double weight or heavy stock.
Neutral tonality is a plus. I tend to like the neutral to cool tones in much of my subject matter over warm tones.
Graded paper seems to yield a nicer tonality than the v/c choices. Just trying to squeeze a bit more life out of the print and match up tonalities for good depth.
Any thoughts on the newer bromide papers? I've used a few older types and they did a good job on tonality. Current candidates out there?
Thanks in advance. tim