Good Evening,

I use both types of paper; over the years, I've used a lot more RC than fiber, but that's mostly because many of my prints have been for reproduction or other short-term use. I like the look of an air-dried glossy fiber print and the ease of dry-mounting one, but I hate the long fixing and washing times. Also, I haven't so far found a fiber paper with the brilliant whites that MG IV or Polymax RC can deliver. I guess I'd advise a beginner to do a lot of printing on RC to get technique down pat, then use fiber-base when it better serves a particular purpose.