651. Surfaces And Grades

Surfaces And Grades. Velox papers are divided into two grades called "regular" and "special." These terms have reference only to speed and contrast, but not to surface. They could as well be referred to as "slow" and "fast" papers, or "hard" and "soft." Each grade contains a variety of surfaces which adapt the paper to all kinds of work and to negatives of various qualities.

652. Regular Papers

Regular Papers. Regular papers are adapted for negatives lacking contrast, known as thin or weak negatives. These papers print slowly, but develop quickly. The Regular Carbon has a matte surface, while the Regular Velvet possesses a semi-gloss surface, intended for prints resembling platino or other matte surface printing-out papers. The Regular Glossy is intended for fine detail work, and is particularly adapted to the requirements of the commercial photographer.

653. Special Papers - Special papers are intended for use with contrasty negatives. Such negatives are also referred to as being strong, thick, dense or hard. The emulsion of the special papers is more sensitive and requires shorter exposure and longer development than the regular papers. The special papers reduce the contrast on hard negatives and give soft effects with fine detail. The Special Carbon has exactly the same surface as the Regular Carbon, but is intended for hard negatives. It therefore has the "special" printing qualities. This paper should be used for the same class of negatives as Special Portrait, but remember that the Special Carbon has a peculiar carbon tint of its own. Special Portrait has a half matte surface and should be used for the general run of average negatives, having plenty of contrast and good detail.

654. The Special Velox is particularly adapted for portrait work. The Special Rough paper is particularly adapted to large portrait heads, artistic landscape studies, and for such negatives as would ordinarily be used for rough platinum paper it will give almost identical results. Special Glossy is the same as Regular Glossy, as far as surface is concerned, but must be used for printing from strong negatives, as it will give fine detail. A negative that would yield good prints on the special paper would give an extremely contrasty kind on regular paper.

655. Royal Velox

Royal Velox. Royal Velox differs from other Velox papers in that it is coated on a stock having a cream tint - a soft, mellow tone that prevents harshness in the highlights. In fact it is somewhat heavier than the usual Velox stock - about half way between the single and the double weight. Royal Velox prints are delightful when re-developed for sepia tones. See instruction for re-developing. Royal Velox papers are furnished in both regular and special grades to suit negatives of various degrees of strength, just as the ordinary Velox papers are supplied.

656. Note

Note. Negatives that will produce good results with any printing-out papers should be printed on the Special. Regular Velox papers are specially adapted to negatives which are too soft for other photographic papers. To those familiar with Velox paper it is an easy matter to select the grade best suited for the results desired. The beginner should be guided by these instructions and not allow the advice of others to mislead in the selection of the wrong grade, as failure to secure the results expected will be improperly charged against the paper, when it belongs to defective judgment.

657. The following table of grades and weights of

Velox will be an aid to those contemplating using this paper:

Surfaces, Weights and Grades of Velox.

Grade.

Surface.

Speed.

Color of Label.

*Velvet Velox

Semi-Gloss

Special

Slate

*Velvet Velox

Semi-Gloss

Regular

Brown

*Portrait Velox

Smooth Matte

Special

Red

*Carbon Velox

Matte

Regular

Yellow

Carbon Velox

Matte

Special

Orange

*Rough Velox

Matte

Special

Purple

*Glossy Velox

Enameled

Regular

Green

*Glossy Velox

Enameled

Special

Blue

Royal Velox

Matte

Regular

Royal Velox

Matte

Special

658. *Furnished also in Double Weight Velox; double weight papers require no mount, and when printed under a mask, which will insure a white margin, present an exceedingly artistic effect.