Quote Originally Posted by mmcclellan
Archival qualities aside, the best prints on fiber-based paper look much better than the best prints on RC paper. However good you are as a printer, your work will look better on fiber than it will on plastic across the board.

A more important point, perhaps, is the pride one takes in one's work. If a photographer is proud of his/her work, and believes in presenting the best craft possible as a means of artistic expression, then that work deserves the best possible presentation -- and that is on quality, fiber-based paper, well-printed, and archivally processed.
Dublin is a long way from Broadstairs in Kent, so we may very well never meet. If we were to do so, I would bet that I could show you some of my prints in glazed frames which you could not say were FB or RC. I am a member of a group of very experienced professionals and exhibit with them regularly - I fool them every time. My choice of RC or FB depends mainly on the factors I described in a previous post - the level of professional pride I invest in my work is constant and not dependent on the base of my printing paper!