Kodak film, IMHO, is probably the best photographic medium producing the best negatives. Print paper at the present time ranges in quality so that it might not be possible to find a material adequate to make a corresponding image from a good negative. I've read somewhere that Ansel Adams had to wait a period of years before a print paper was manufactured and sold which had enough gamma for him to make a satisfactory print of "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico".