Understanding Paper Fluorescence

Since the early 1960's paper manufacturers have been adding fluorescent substances to paper pulp as well as bleaching agents. Such differences are identifiable with ultraviolet light and forms a complex field of study. The pages below will provide more information about this topic. Two versions are presented: one for beginners that covers the basic levels of fluorescence and nomenclature, and another that is aimed at more advanced collectors who wish to cover this topic in depth.

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