Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post

My reservations about RC are the following:

1. It often has a company watermark on the back and this is rather obtrusive if it prints through.

2. FB paper can be treated with oil or wax to render it more transparent for printing through.

However, there are ways around both of these. I have used Ilford MGIV RC as a paper negative in-camera at ISO 25 and have gotten some very good shots. I scan mine though.

And, your results are excellent. So, who am I to argue with such pictures?

hi, and thanks for explaining.

The watermarks are important to avoid (but I havn't seen those for years..)

The oiling is a good point, but here is mine:

If you use fiber based papers, and you're ysing single weight papers, then - in my experience - the fibers in the paper will show much more clearly, than if you use a thicker paper.
This also goes for RC papers - the "normal" thickness lets the fiber traces cover it self, so to speak, and then the "only" advantage would be a shorter exposing time...

Also - IMO - fiber based papers can be rather difficult to keep as flat as neccesary for a good contact print.. RC is much easier.

I am kind of lazy.. so I go for the quick and easy..