Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
I have some boxes of Grades 1, 2 & 3 in 16"x12" and some 24"x20" in Grdes 2 & 3 of the last Record Rapid before it was discontinued and it's now all totally unusable. The base has turned pink and the paper is badly fogged.

Other papers stored alongside are still fine, so that's a risky purchase.

Blast !

I have some 70 sheets of 20x24 Record Rapid c 1983~ish that I was saving for a rainy day

I used some of my other old Agfa stock of similar vintage a couple of years ago and it was fine - base fog was a fraction high but nothing to get upset about.

Since it was OK I assumed the big stuff would all still be OK

I had better break out a pack and see how it prints

I had been keeping it for something worthy - the way these old fashioned papers could handled the shaddows and highlights was simply stunning