Dating kodak photo paper

Velox was first produced by the Nepera Chemical Co. Several surfaces were produced including matt and glossy, on a white or cream base.For unexposed papers, a sample is removed from the manufacturer package and is fixed in the darkroom.These samples are placed into binders organized chronologically by manufacturer and brand.If there is no stamp box, or a generic stamp box, go to Postcards Backs.There is some confusion on what Real Photo Postcards (RPPC) are, and how to differentiate from a printed postcard.

Once the papers are received, they are catalogued by manufacturer, brand, date, surface finish and other attributes.The papers date from the late 19th century to the present.Papers enter the collection from manufacturer sample books and original packages of unexposed paper like the ones shown at right. The photographic paper backprinting project began in June, 2007, and stemmed from an interest in documenting manufacturer applied markings while also providing a broad method for dating photographic prints with such markings.

Marking presented on this site are from fiber-based gelatin silver papers.

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