I am preparing to make some 7x17 prints tonight with some Arches Platine I've had stashed away for some time now. Thought I'd make some quck 4x5 tests, and they're very very nice. I have tried a LOT of other papers, but the Platine is the best so far.

What I want to know is why hasn't anyone ever mentioned how GOOD it is?

Is it your 'dirty little secret'? Does one have to 'climb the mountain' before finding out about it? It blows away anything I've used before, so I'm starting to wonder why I even bothered starting with anything else.

In any case, it's all tongue-in-cheek, but I wanted to shout it from the rooftops now that I've actually used some of mine.

Watch out...here come the 7x17's.