The emulsions for this paper are being produced on the original Agfa machinery, which ADOX purchased together with former Agfa engineers from the liquidator of AgfaPhoto in Leverkusen.
ADOX MCC is based on the legendary Multicontrast Classic technology.
This paper is among the technologically most advanced papers in the world. With its four separately made emulsions which are coated together, it yields a constant step up in gradation over the entire range.
The paper is made from selected raw ingredients which are all carefully tested for their photographic properties prior to emulsification. Before every coating run several test runs are made on on smaller machines in order to guarantee highest possible batch to batch consistency.
This paper achieves a great tonal range and crisp blacks. In order to increase the paper´s brilliance, it is coated on a bright white base (unlike its predecessor which were coated on a tinted base).
The paper dries easily and tones nicely.
Magnum Photographer Gilles Peress about ADOX MCC
Fibre based photopaper with variable contrast and high paper speed
Range of achievable gradations: 0 to 5
Tonality: Neutral black to warm black.
DMAX: > 2.2
255g Double weight paper base, bright white
Available surfaces: glossy and semi-matte
Safelight: red, orange. For more info see technical datasheet
Shelf life: 3 years if stored at room temperature, 6 years if stored below 6°C
The production date is indicated on the label. The last 4 digits are the production date in the european format: MM/YY or MM-YY.
Emulsionnumbers and keeping properties of MCC/MCP:
Printed on the label is the PRODUCTION DATE NOT THE EXPIRATION DATE!
The date is printed in the european form: MM/YY
Keeping properties are:
At Room temperature about 3 years
Below 15°C about 5 years
Below 6°C about 8 years after the production date
The keeping properties depend to a lage extend on the storage conditions!
“MCC” is a registered trademark of ADOX
*”Agfa” is a registered trademark of Agfa Gevaert, Belgium
*”AgfaPhoto” is a registered trademark of AgfaPhoto Holding GmbH Leverkusen which is licensed from Agfa Gevaert, Belgium