Fuji Crystal Archive Pearl paper
I found that DS Colour Labs offer this new Pearl paper so I ordered a few prints on it to see what it is like. It is neither Crystal Archive Glossy, Lustre or Matt nor Fujiflex but a new silver halide paper.
This is the information they have about it:
New Fuji Pearl Paper
Commercial photographers will find the lustrous, rich textural quality of PEARL Paper particularly beneficial in situations where subject matter involves highly saturated colors, fabrics or metallic objects. Its high D-max, purer whiteness and vibrant color reproduction deliver a wide tonal range, sharp text quality and high color saturation and allow commercial photographers to deliver stunning prints that capture viewer attention.
PEARL Paper features a thick base and high stiffness to enhance durability, rendering it ideal for portrait photography. Portrait photographers will also appreciate the capability of PEARL Paper to accurately reproduce a wide range of skin tones while adding a distinctive look to add value to wedding packages and other creative opportunities.
The introduction of PEARL Paper represents the latest application of Fujifilm's advanced thin-layer coating manufacturing technology. PEARL Paper is coated with the latest generation of Fujicolor Crystal Archive digital emulsion technologies.
PEARL Paper also incorporates the following technologies:
Fujifilm Pearl Technology: PEARL Paper contains highly specialized pearl mica pigments that produce silver-white and metallic reflectance effects through an interplay of transparency, refraction, coating and multiple reflections. Fujifilm pearl technology does not impede the physical properties of the paper, such as paper cutting.
X-Coupler Technology: PEARL Paper incorporates the latest cyan coupler known as X-Coupler Technology, as seen in Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper Super Type C, that enables the paper to reproduce subtle shades of green and the most vibrant shades of blues and red.
NLS (New Low Stain Spectral-Sensitizer) Technology and ARR (Advanced Resistance-to-Radiation) Technology: Also seen in Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper Super Type C, NLS and ARR technologies enable pure whites and distinct highlights and suppress color paper fogging caused by ambient radiation, ensuring that unexposed PEARL Paper retains its whiteness.
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