Retro Photographic have added their own Retro Original brand of Printing-Out
Paper to their product portfolio. Printing-Out Paper, or POP, has an excess
of silver nitrate in the emulsion, the image being formed by the action of light
alone - no developer is needed. Printing-Out Papers were introduced in the late
1800's and were the standard method of producing prints for decades and, still
in production today, they are the longest-living photographic product having
been marketed continuously for over 100 years.
Retro Original POP is a gelatine silver chloride emulsion coated onto a double
weight fibre paper with a glossy surface with a very fine lustre. Available
in a variety of popular sizes, including A4, and comes with full instructions.
Nigel Dear of Retro Photographic comments "Printing-Out Papers have
great appeal as they use sunlight or daylight to produce the image directly
in the paper which is nice to watch, processing is simple, just a rinse and
fix, and they produce beautiful images tones. Plus, there is the added pleasure
of producing a print in exactly the way as it was done in the 1800's'. He adds
' the A4 size is ideal for the digital guys who can output a digital negative
on transparent film and produce a traditional, fibre based, print with proven
archival stability in the garden and no darkroom!".
The papers are available directly from Retro Photographic on 0845 2262 647
or via the online webshop at www.retrophotographic.com.