Originally Posted by Steve Smith
There was a long and thorough article by Ctein in PhotoTechniques a few years ago that articulated the limitations of RC print life. Notably, he cited 'silvering out' as a defect that could appear much sooner than expected in papers by several manufacturers. I can't cite the particulars adequately enough to add much more, but it's worth trying to find the article for the complete report.
I should add that all my photographic printing done in the first several years of my return to photography in the late 90's was done on RC paper,and every single print from that time is still in excellent condition despite a horrific range of storage conditions over the years since making the prints. However some of the prints made on RC from the early 80's have, indeed, suffered from some silvering out, although many have not.
Last edited by jovo; 11-14-2007 at 06:16 PM. Click to view previous post history.