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Fujifilm Fujicolor Crystal Archive Type II Paper (11 x 14", Glossy, 100 Sheets)

B&H # FUCAT2P1114G Mfr # 600008949
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Product Highlights
  • Resin Coated
  • Vivid Color Reproduction
  • Deeper Reds
  • Clearer Whites and Yellows
  • More Natural Skin Tones
  • Lifelike Texture and Sharpness
  • More Brilliant Whites / Clearer Details
  • Prints Stay Beautiful Over Time
  • Fade Resistant
  • For Darkroom Use

This Box of Fuji 11 x 14" Fujicolor Crystal Archive Type II Paper produces amazing colors - subtle shades of green, striking blues and vibrant reds. Your highlights will show more detail as well as being very white.

This paper exhibits improved coupler technology over the Type One version of the same paper. Improved layer design also makes this paper preferable to use when it comes to faster processing in digital minilabs using Fuji's Frontier 570 machine. This translates into enhanced productivity and increased profits.

Crystal Archive is an excellent paper to use when long-term image storage and stability is desired. It is fade resistant In addition, this paper handles extremely well and will tolerate occasional variances in image processing better than other papers. When your work is stored below 50°F and with a relative humidity of 30-50%, you can expect a storage life of more than 20 years.

Silver halide paper for both traditional and digital printing
Excellent image stability
More detail in highlight areas as well as improved whites
When used in conjunction with the digital minilab Frontier 570, it enables the realization of super-fast processing, resulting in a dramatic improvement in productivity
Use with Frontier 330, 340, 350, 355, 370, 375, 390, 570 machines
Process Type For use with Fujicolor Paper Process CP-40FA, CP-43FA, CP-47L, CP-48S, and CP-49E, or RA-4 type processes
Base Type Resin coated (silver halide)
Tone Rich
Weight Medium
Contrast High
Surface Finish Glossy
Safelight Compatibility None - handle in total darkness. If safelight use is unavoidable, expose paper no longer than 1 minute to light emitted through two Fuji Safelight Filters No. 103A (or Wratten Safelight Filters No. 13) in a 10-watt tungsten lamp safelight located at least 1 meter from the work area
Quantity 100 Sheets
Dimensions 11 x 14" (27.94 x 35.56 cm)

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3.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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    • Dull tones & colors (3)
    • Flimsy (3)

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      4.0

      not bad once you get used to it

      By sean e

      from Calgary, Canada

      About Me Professional

      Pros

      • Easy to balance
      • Price
      • Sharp

      Cons

      • High contrast

      Best Uses

      • Color Photos

      Comments about Fujifilm Fujicolor Crystal Archive Type II Paper (11 x 14", Glossy, 100 Sheets):

      Compared to printing inkjets this is cheap cheap cheap and ultra sharp. It doesn't do well when blacks are clipped to complete darkness because then you'll see some slight mottling. If you see red blacks it means your colour balance is off, probably from shooting in poor light without filtration. I don't experience the cross curves others describe except with troublesome to balance film like Kodak Ektar. Ektar needs to be very carefully shot like slide film if printing onto this paper and I get the same trouble even when scanning. Prints beautifully with Portra films. Greens and yellows print much deeper and better than what I get out of inkjets.

      Honestly I get quicker, better colour balancing results from this paper than the time I have to waste balancing scans. Shooting in less than optimally balanced light causes for more difficult balancing with large swings when only adjusting 2-3 points on the dichroic head.

      I never get issues with a red paper base due to unwashed blix because I wash all my prints with fresh, constantly running water that's carefully temperature controlled.

      Considering this is basically all that's available for glossy, cut colour darkroom paper now it's still quite usable and one can still achieve results that sets themselves apart from inkjet printers.

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      1.0

      yuck

      By SLCstudent

      from New York, NY

      About Me Semi Professional

      Pros

        Cons

        • Dull Tones & Colors
        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Everyday images

        Comments about Fujifilm Fujicolor Crystal Archive Type II Paper (11 x 14", Glossy, 100 Sheets):

        I had been using Type C and was handed this when I asked for Luster Crystal Archive at B&H. I just made my last print on my Type C paper and popped the type 2, I figured the chemistry would be the same but when my print came out of the processor the blacks were burgundy and oddly mottled and my whites were yellowish- in short I had a totally new set of color issues to deal with. I am furious, this paper is awful- it is too thin and the colors are totally wonky. Fuji! Please reconsider keeping Type C, its the only paper I liked to replace Kodak Supra.

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        2.0

        Disappointing

        By darkroom printer

        from New York, NY

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Dull Tones & Colors
          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fujifilm Fujicolor Crystal Archive Type II Paper (11 x 14", Glossy, 100 Sheets):

            This new Fuji Type II replaced the Type C paper. Type C is now only sold in rolls.

            Type II has significantly lower contrast and color saturation -- it is also flimsy and bends easily when handled.

            Recommended ONLY for work prints.

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            1.0

            Death nail to color analog printing

            By Tree

            from Washington, DC

            About Me Professional

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              Cons

              • Dull Tones & Colors
              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fujifilm Fujicolor Crystal Archive Type II Paper (11 x 14", Glossy, 100 Sheets):

                I have printed professionally since 1983, been through many transitions of paper and one of chemistry. I also teach color photography at the college level. This is the worst paper I've ever printed with. It has cyan highlights, burgundy shadows, is incredibly flat and has no color saturation. For any image that requires printing of neutral tones it is impossible to resolve the cyan, red crossover. Why Fuji decided on this configuration rather then the Type C, I'll never know, but they have delivered the final death nail to cut sheet, analog printing. Please, Fuji, reconsider!!!

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                5.0

                Ill buy this again

                By Kelly

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Semi Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Professional Finish/Quality
                • Sharp Tones & Colors
                • Vivid Images

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Photos
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Fujifilm Fujicolor Crystal Archive Type II Paper (11 x 14", Glossy, 100 Sheets):

                  Great quality paper. [...] Will buy again.

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                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Suberb Paper

                  By tina

                  from santa monica

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                  Comments about Fujifilm Fujicolor Crystal Archive Type II Paper (11 x 14", Glossy, 100 Sheets):

                  I'm currently using this paper for a color printing class at Santa Monica College. I love the paper and the color I'm able to achieve. I highly recommend it.

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