This section is from the book "Complete Self-Instructing Library Of Practical Photography", by J. B. Schriever. Also available from Amazon: Complete Self-Instructing Library Of Practical Photography.
What Papers To Use. By exercising a little judgment in selecting the paper, almost any class of negative can be improved and the desired results obtained. From the large variety of bromide papers you have the following from which to make a selection:
719. Nepera Bromide is made in three grades and is manufactured by the Nepera Division of the Eastman Kodak Company. It is considerably cheaper than the regular Eastman papers. Platinoid is a matte surface paper giving platinum effects. Rough Surface is a heavy paper generally preferred for crayon work. Glossy, or Enamel, is for glossy surface prints and can be burnished or squeegeed.
720. The Eastman Standard Bromide paper has a natural surface and is adapted for all kinds of enlargements, such as copies on which pastel and crayon finishing is to be done. It is made in three grades; these we have already described to you.
721. All papers are made in two grades, hard and soft. Hard is for daylight enlargements from negatives of good printing quality or from enlargements on thin negatives by artificial light. Soft is especially adapted tor artificial light and for enlarging from contrasty negatives. For general work we recommend Nepera Platinoid Bromide, as this paper has a great deal of latitude and almost any effect desired can be obtained. It is made in two grades, medium and rough. The rough is better where the prints are to be worked with crayon, as the rough surface will take the crayon nicely. The medium is to be used when the print is from a good negative and is only to be spotted-touched up-with India-ink the same as a platino print.
Royal Bromide. Royal Bromide paper is a specially made, coarse grain, cream tinted surface, and is intended for broad effects. This paper gives best results when toned to a sepia color, and is not usually used for anything smaller than 8 x 10 prints.