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What's the best quality paper to print night photos?

I am shooting numerous different types of long exposures of cityscapes. I want to know what is the best type of paper to print onto? I want to get the deepest blacks.
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Are OBAs used in other colors of paper besides white?

I know optical brighteners are used in most white papers, but are they commonly used in other colors of paper such as greys, pastels, etc?
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Fiber paper curved on arrival?

I recently bought my first box of Ilford Fiber B&W 8x10 paper. Even though the box is straight and undamaged, the entire ream of paper is curved. This seems like it will make it hard to ensure ...
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What resolution can I reach with a B/W paper negative?

I would like to expose some B/W chemical photopaper directly in a large format camera to obtain paper negatives. What is the maximum effective resolution I could obtain on said paper? assuming a ...
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Photo paper remains blank after exposure and development

My negative paper is remaining blank after I put it inside the developer. I exposed the photo to the time that I wanted...I made sure to expose the glossy side of the paper too. What is going on? I ...
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What are some good resources for getting started with a large roll printer?

I’m an enthusiast-level photographer with a little disposable income, a big empty space in my apartment, and a huge appreciation for making prints, so I’ve decided to take the leap into a large-format ...
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Developing an image on photo paper, using a scanner?

I've heard that it is possible to take an image on photo paper, either as a contact print or with a pinhole camera, and develop it by using a scanner rather than through the wet process. Does anyone ...
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What are some use cases of warm-tone inkjet paper?

I'm looking into various inkjet papers to experiment with and see some options for warm-tone inkjet paper. While this tickles my darkroom fancy - I don't understand it's purpose in inkjet printing. ...
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How to Take Photos of Handwritten Notes Without Dark or Light Patches

My professor requires her math students to take photos of their notes and homework to turn in. I've already lost points for unclear photos because I have white and dark patches that affect readability ...
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How do I date an old Kodak picture?

I found some photos that I would like to know the date of. It feels like paper on the back; it's glossy and has sharp edges. It has "kodak pictures" stamped on a square giving the effect that a paper ...
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Can I develop black and white photo paper with T-Max developer?

Quick question for my film users out there. I develop T-Max film at home, with T-Max developer, but have never tried prints. Can I develop black and white photo paper with T-Max developer? I know that ...
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What to do with old photo paper

I am doing some spring cleaning and have discovered (well I sort of knew they were there) at the back of a cupboard the following un-exposed B&W white papers: Ilford 5x7 Pearl Multigrade IV RC ...
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What are the differences between photographic, fine art, velvet, cotton textured, and German Etching paper?

The shop that prints out photographs in my city offers these different options. I don't really know what option to choose. I just want to print out some colour or monochrome photo's as boxed canvases ...
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Laser and photographic paper

Let's assume I have some pieces of photographic paper (RC) in dark room. Is it possible in such environment to draw simple shapes on the paper with simple laser pointer? If not, do you know any kind ...
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How do I print with an Epson SC P800 onto real Hahnemuehle watercolour paper (un-primed for inkjet)?

I want to print onto actual watercolour paper with my Epson SC P800, after which I will paint with watercolour paints. I have tried the Hannemühle 308 gsm inkjet photorag paper but this is primed ...
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Is a Fine Art Baryta print suitable for display in an office with fluorescent lights?

I am considering printing a color photo with prominent blacks and saturated colors to be mounted on a 75x50 panel for display in my office. The office has two large windows on the wall adjacent to the ...
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Why don't Hahnemüle papers trigger out-of-gamut warnings when softproofing in Lightroom (when Canon Matte Stock does)?

I recently bought a Canon Pixma Pro 100. To get a better understanding of stocks, I have been printing the same (black and white) image with the same sharpening etc. on lots of different papers so I ...
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How can I make my own coatings for handmade paper for inkjet printing?

Does anyone here have any experience with coating paper for printing using pigment-based inks? I am looking at making handmade paper, and I would like to prepare it for printing photographs on my ...
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How can I simulate the final effect of a framed, printed photo?

For the first time, I'm going to print a few pictures in the 90*60cm format (about 35*23"). I have a choice between different kind of process (=printing + framing), including different kind of papers ...
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What effects do matte, semi-glossy and glossy paper have on the photo?

What impact does printing on matte, semi-glossy or glossy paper have on my photos? This answer says that dynamic range is more with glossy paper. What other effects does the paper type have on the ...
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What is “photo paper”?

I've heard of photo paper, and I assume it's better suited for printing photos, but in what way? And what is photo paper in the first place? If I buy high GSM (like 250) paper of matte, semi-glossy ...
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Paper for Pigment vs Dye Inks?

Currently using a printer with dye inks but I am considering replacing it with a pigment based one. Are papers always compatible with both? Or do some work with one or the other? How can one tell if ...
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Paper ISO with no filtering

I'm looking at the Fomaspeed VARIANT paper's technical sheet. I want to learn what is the ISO speed of this film (I need this to evaluate the exposure time in a pinhole camera) - and the spec says (...
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Can I get Photographic Paper with lower ISO?

I have been playing around with pinhole cameras using photographic paper (instead of film). Great fun. But when I buy photographic paper, I don't seem to have any options for different ISOs, like I do ...
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Printing on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 and 500 gsm with Canon PIXMA PRO-100

I am considering to purchase the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 and would like to use the Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 and 500 gsm for my primary media. I've read a few reviews where users claim that this ...
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What is the state of the art in black and white printing, particularly for large prints?

The question is simple: How can one make decent black and white prints today, specially in large formats? But then answering it takes ridiculous dimensions each time I want to print a B&W photo. ...
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Is B&W paper optimized for colour negatives available today?

I have a good number of colour negatives that I've shot over the years. My university also used to have a machine to process colour paper, although that was thrown out. As a result, any photos I wish ...
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How to view the gamut of my printer?

I'm recently unsatisfied with my prints from my printer Epson 3880. The color is simply out of gamut of my image (flowers with vivid colors). I checked with different ICC profiles in color sync and ...
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Same Ink Different Paper - wildly different color gamut?

I've been using an Epson R1900, which I'm generally very pleased with, for several years. I use Lightroom with a well-calibrated color workflow and usually get excellent results. This weekend I was ...
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Do Glossy photo papers that don't go Matte when used with pigment inks that lack a clear coat exist?

I used to run a printing business, and at the time such a thing did not exist, I am looking to do some more prints for myself currently (with my Epson Pro 3880) and wondered if anyone has yet been ...
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What b&w fiber paper has the most detail in zones VII-IX?

I'm printing a series of shots that are mostly white to off-white. What brand of fiber photographic paper will produce the most visible detail in zones above VII?
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Have inkjet prints surpassed chemistry-based paper prints in terms of color gamut?

I occasionally send files to a print lab (WHCC) when I need prints larger than I can make at home (Epson R1900). They use a process where they expose the image from a digital file onto chemistry-...
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Do all types of paper of the same weight have the same thickness?

Do different types of paper with the same weight necessarily have the same thickness? For example, does 300g card stock have the same thickness as 300g photo paper, or do papers vary in thickness ...
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How do you get good contrast with Canon Matte Photo Paper?

I'm trying to print on Canon Matte Photo paper from my Pixma Pro-1. Printing on Luster and Glossy paper works great, but when specifying that I'm printing on Canon Matte Photo paper, the darkest ...
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Why is high speed (ISO) film more expensive than low speed film?

And why is film much more expensive than paper? Is it the silver content? Production volume? Does is it take more effort to produce larger grain?
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What uses more ink, glossy or semi-gloss (lustre) paper?

I am trying to setup printing profiles and don't want too many to confuse my wife and kids. We have both Glossy Photo Paper and Lustre Semi-Gloss Photo Paper. I am wondering what should I make the ...
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What print media works best for framed prints behind glass?

I am planning to take a A3 printout of my family photo & frame it. The frame is made of antique wood with clear glass on it. The glass has to be present so which type of photo print I need to take ...
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Canon Pixma 9000 Mark II With Semi Gloss Paper Settings

So I just recently got a Canon Pixma 9000 Mark II printer and Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19 inch paper. **TLDR: See bolded question at bottom** Before printing with the 13x19 paper, I ...
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What printer can output photo-album pages on thick paper?

I wish to obtain a printer that can print photo-album pages on thick paper. I'd be grateful to hear from anyone who has any information regarding printers that can do this or a reference to a site ...
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What technique can be used to restore a paper photograph from water and mold damage

I am very curious how scancafe.com can restore pictures the way they say. You can see it in the samples poster. Are they only using digital tools like Photoshop or is there some special technique ...
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How to choose the kind of paper for an inkjet print?

There are a number of great questions and answers which discuss the topic of (inkjet) prints (I have cited three which I have recently re-read, but surely there are many others, no disrespect is meant)...
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What is Fine Art Paper?

What is fine art paper and how is it different from standard photo paper? Is it just a marketing term? When should it be used?
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What double-sided ink jet paper is best for printing fine-art photo books at home?

I am planning to print my own photo books of my landscape and wildlife photography. I have a Canon PIXMA Pro9500 II pigment inkjet printer, and I have spent an extensive amount of time working with ...
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What is a good material on which to print photo postcards?

I'm looking for a suitable material to print photos and send them as post cards. Is there a special type of paper that could be used to that end? Most photo paper is flimsy, and while it's great for ...
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How do the various options offered by print labs compare for B&W printing? [closed]

What lab, in combination with papers they offer, are the best for printing your black-and-white images? I tested eight papers and four U.S. labs and wrote a blog post reviewing the results, but that's ...
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What is a cost-effective inkjet paper for good IQ but without archival requirements?

I'm looking for an inkjet paper that is reasonably priced (compared to top-end choices from Epson, Hahnemuhle, etc.), while still allowing me to produce high-quality prints (in terms of color, ...
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What is metallic paper?

I am having a black and white digital landscape photo printed to frame and hang on the wall and one of the options on offer is 'metallic paper'. What is it and would it be appropriate in this instance?...
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How does canvas or muslin compare to seamless paper for backdrops?

I'm doing a shoot for a friend in a couple of weeks (lucky me, she makes lingerie for a living) and I was wondering about backdrops. I'm currently considering various colours of seamless paper, but I ...
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Buying high-quality papers for use with large format fine art ink jet printers?

I'm at a loss as to where I can buy nice, high-quality ink jet papers (Hahnemühle, Museo DFA, Breathing Color, Ilford, etc.) at a local store (rather than on the internet.) There are a couple local ...