Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper Type II is formulated to produce outstanding image quality for all printing formats, from contact prints to mural sizes - including large-format laser printing.
Did not have a good experience. Product was packed poorly and came damaged. This has happened more than once. The first time I was on a deadline and worked around the bent edge and printed smaller. This time I am returning.
This isn't about the paper; it's about the fact that adorama packed it terribly and didn't mark the box fragile. By the time the box got to me, the paper was both dented and exposed. I will never order from here again. Crystal archive is a great paper though.
This is very good quality paper - the images are clear, and compared to a digital print of the same image, much more crisp and colorful (in a good way). The only problem is that the paper itself is very thin and flimsy - dents way too easily.
I'm not sure what the other reviewers here are getting at, because this paper has a rich and vibrant dynamic range. Also, acquiring color shifts in the highlights is NEVER a result of the paper, but rather is entirely user or lab error. As most who have worked with C prints before know, color shifts are natural occurrences in the process to achieving a perfect print, and can be corrected by adding red. Needless to say, this paper delivers excellent results along with a nice, bright white base. One of my favorite RA-4 papers.
This product works well with Fujifilm, you get solid results. If printing with Kodak film, you may need to adjust for the temperature of the paper-cool-but the end product is still good, pending experience and technical knowledge. Highly recommended.
compared to Super C by Fugi this paper is extremely lightweight. it bends easily and has a cheap feel to it. Super C was thicker and sturdier. [...] BRING BACK SUPER C. [...] I have to go througth the process of returning this item. would not recommend however, what is your other options.
I used to print on Kodak paper and Fuji's previous paper, which both worked for me. This paper however is completely unusable. It seems impossible to make a decent print with it. Blacks look terrible and the paper has no contrast. On top of this it feels flimsy and looks cheap.
After the recent shortage of Fuji paper I was eager to get back into the darkroom. Type II has replaced Type C in smaller cut sheet sizes for traditional darkroom printing. It is visually disappointing in comparison. The paper is 1/2 to 1 stop less contrasty, with muddy cyan highlights. My prints look terrible. This is another painful blow to those of us still printing traditionally.
The paper works very well. especially with fuji film
I am in a color photography class and have used only Fuji papers. This paper is great for beginners to professionals. The lustre paper is the perfect middle ground, not too glossy and not too matte. The only problem I had was printing in the darkroom, I started a new box of paper and the filter combination was a little off from the previous box of paper. I had to change the filters by around 7 points or so and then it was no problem. Other than that, great product! Also I'm glad I started with Fuji paper since as of recently Kodak doesn't make photo paper anymore.