I need new fiber paper....suggestions?
OK so I just finished my first box of Arista.edu fiber matte. I like it. I'm wondering if I should get another box or perhaps try something else. On one hand, I like the prints from my current paper but on the other hand, many people swear by ilford.
So a few questions:
1. What does warm-tone mean? Is it just the overall tone of the paper. The one thing that I notice is that the paper just looks off-white...or is the tonality different is some other ways?
2. Is there generally a difference in tonality between fiber papers? What makes one brand "better" over the other? Many people say that one paper gives a certain "look" but can someone give me more specific reasons? Is there a difference in tonality? I can understand matte vs glossy and the texture of the paper but I'm wondering if there is a different tonality in the midtones, highlights, and etc.
3. Is there any 8x10 single ply papers out there? That would be fun to try but I believe they are no longer being made/sold, correct?
Anyone have suggestions for 8x10 fiber mattes...the only papers that come to mind right now is Arista.edu and Ilford MGIV. I might just go ahead and try Ilford, it seems like a safe bet.
Last edited by msbarnes; 02-19-2013 at 07:40 PM. Click to view previous post history.