AGFA Multicontrast fiber paper is really beautiful, but lacks the character and softness Portriga had. It takes selenium and viradon real well, and has an off-white base that I like a lot (even though my last box is almost pure-white) I think that no other paper is doped with cadmium anymore though. But for warm tone paper I use Ilford MG-WT --- Lloyd Erlick <lloyd@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > mar3005 from Lloyd Erlick, > > Supposedly the paper base used for the current Agfa fiber base > paper > Classic, in the matte finish, is the same as was used for > Portriga. The > glossy version uses a different base. I learned this from an > employee of > the distributor for Agfa papers some years ago. > > I used to love Portriga, although I did not use enough of it > to become an > expert, or even to satisfy myself. > > My search for a warm tone FB paper suitable for portraits led > me to Ilford > FB Warmtone (designated MGW). In some ways I even prefer this > material to > the Portriga sold at the end of its existence, after it had > been changed to > comply with environmental regulations. MGW is a variable > contrast paper, > which some people may not like. I find it quite versatile, > however. Also, > it does not really become 'warm' unless it is toned (I like it > in selenium; > I use Kodak selenium toner, KRST). The base of MGW is quite > bright white, > not at all like Portriga. The base is noticeably warmer than > the base of > other papers, though, especially resin coated glossy ones. But > you have to > compare side by side to perceive the difference. > > Also, the character of the warm tone on MGW is intimately > linked to the > developer, enlarger exposure, and perhaps even fixer > characteristics. Of > course, this was true of Portriga, too. > > Still, all in all, I wish I had the choice of Portriga or MGW. > They are > radically different in practice, and each has (or would > have...) its place. > > regards, > --le > ________________________________ > Lloyd Erlick Portraits, Toronto. > voice: 416-686-0326 > email: portrait@xxxxxxxxxxxx > net: www.heylloyd.com > ________________________________ > -- > > > ============================================================================================================= > To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and > logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password > you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there. > __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Read only the mail you want - Yahoo! Mail SpamGuard. http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail ============================================================================================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.