When Ilford went bust last year I decided to give Kentmere a try as I'd never used their paper. I quite liked the RC VC Select, it's perfectly acceptable for test and work prints, contact sheets etc. It's slightly thinner than Ilford MGIV and is about a stop faster. I also liked the Fineprint fibre range especially the warmtone version.

They had an advert in B&W Photography a few months ago offering free samples so, if you give them a ring or email them then they will send you up to 3 different papers. I got 3 10x8 sheets of Kentona, Document Art and Art de Luxe. Unfortunately I've been too busy to try them yet.

Mike