Thanks to My Readers -- The Solution for White Non-Fluorescent Paper

Thanks to my readers, I have cracked the problem of finding white non-fluorescent paper, which I will post here for the benefit of future Google searchers.   At first I tried some natural bond paper, and it didn't fluoresce, but it added too much yellow to the final product.  I was just in the middle of playing with Photoshop to see if I could compensate, when Agesilaus said that this was a concern in archival and art photography and what I wanted was OBA-free paper.  OBA is the term for a class of optical brighteners that fluoresce and are used in most papers, and because they can cause fading, artists and photographers create a market for OBA-free paper.  It can be expensive, like 70 cents a sheet, but since I can put most all the signs and details I need on a sheet or two, that is no big deal.  Here is one source, not surprisingly from the comments, a photography outlet.

Thanks everyone!

PS - TJIC thought the scorpion thing was creepy.  It sort of is, but it beats shoveling snow.

  • http://tjic.com TJIC

    > PS – TJIC thought the scorpion thing was creepy. It sort of is, but it beats shoveling snow.

    When you can buy a 5 HP self-powered two-stage scorpion removing machine, I might be willing to reconsider scorpions vs. snow.

    ...but not until then...

  • steep

    If you know the paper you want, this place

    http://www.inkjetart.com

    has sample packs and their shipping time map is accurate. I've had very good luck ordering there and getting next day delivery for inkjet supplies.

  • happyjuggler0

    Another victory for dispersed planning.