Agfa Portriga

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by David D. Berkowitz, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. It's been a while since I had a darkroom set up. I used to love Agfa's
    Portriga paper because of its warm tone. Any recommendations for a similar
    David D. Berkowitz, Jul 21, 2003
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  2. How is the white? Some of the alternatives are a little on the green? --db
    David D. Berkowitz, Jul 21, 2003
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  3. David D. Berkowitz

    n.t. Guest

    I think perhaps Agfa's substitute is MultiContrast Classic in Semi
    matt. I know this might be considered sacrilege to some but the actual
    surface is quite similar. I don't know how the actual tonal range of
    the paper compares tho'. The white is a touch whiter and it tones
    differently in selenium for sure.

    I had a string of luck last year with this stuff called, "Europes
    Finest" warm tone fibre. Repackaged eastern European stuff methinks
    (Freestyle). Heavyweight, hardly fit under the easel I was using at
    the time. Nice, took a long time to come up in the developer if I
    remember right. Perhaps you should try some of that stuff, budget
    stuff which sells for cheap, find one, and then buy a lifetimes

    Only thing with 'no-name' paper is that quality control can be a bit
    'iffy. Agfa, is pretty good consistantly for this I have found.
    n.t., Jul 21, 2003
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