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Oriental Seagull VC Black & White Cooltone Variable Contrast Fiber Base Double Weight Glossy Paper 8x10"-100 Sheets

B&H # ORSVCF81100G Mfr # 18-FVC8X10-100
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Oriental Seagull Select VC-FB is a variable-contrast, double weight fiber print paper. With one type of paper, it is possible to handle a broad range of tones (grade 00-5).With it you can reproduce intense white and deep black images.

Seagull Select VC is made using baryta paper which will produce elegant prints.

Process Type Black & white chemicals
Base Type Fiber
Tone Cooltone - Bright white base, with rich blacks
Weight Double weight
Contrast Variable grade
Surface Finish Smooth, glossy
Safelight Compatibility 15W bulbs should be used.
A Kodak OC or a Ilford S902 Safelight filter are recommended
Oriental Seagull VC Black & White Cooltone Variable Contrast Fiber Base Double Weight Glossy Paper 8x10"-100 Sheets
  • 100 sheet box of 8 x 10" glossy surface, variable contrast, fiber based paper
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    OrientalSeagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy
     
    4.5

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional finish/quality (9)
    • Sharp tones & colors (7)
    • Consistent reactions (6)
    • Vivid images (6)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Black & white photos (11)
      • Printing (8)
      • Portraits (5)
      • Enlarging (3)
      • Everyday images (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (5), Semi professional (5), Enthusiast (4), Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (10)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Only Paper I Use

      When I switched to shooting large format negatives, I needed a new paper to handle the sharpness and clarity of my new negs. I had always stayed away from glossy papers as well. ...Read complete review

      When I switched to shooting large format negatives, I needed a new paper to handle the sharpness and clarity of my new negs. I had always stayed away from glossy papers as well. But I fell in love immediately and have never looked back. The smoothness of the surface maybe the most important feature, but the crisp contrast of deep blacks and the bright white paper base, all work together to produce the sharpest image quality and details. I use this all the way to the 42" rolls.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      What happened?

      I used to love this paper, for the reasons all the reviewers stated above; but when i ordered a new box it was not the same. It was very warm tone, and no...Read complete review

      I used to love this paper, for the reasons all the reviewers stated above; but when i ordered a new box it was not the same. It was very warm tone, and no longer had the brillant whites. I was very disappointed.

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      4.0

      Darn teach, you was right.

      By Coco

      from Monterey, CA

      About Me Semi Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Crispy
      • Professional Finish/Quality
      • Sharp Tones & Colors
      • Tonal Range

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Black & White Photos
        • Everyday images
        • Portraits

        Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

        My college b&w photo teacher encouraged me to buy this paper after having a discussion on purchasing something new. I am not really a glossy person, but have turned to it for the rich black tones. I'm very happy with my buy! My teacher was totally right: nice tonal range with a great look and thickness. So far, so good.

        Not so great=paper is only in one light tight bag within box, makes me a bit nervous.

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        5.0

        Great for College Level Work!

        By Brayan

        from TN

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Professional Finish/Quality
        • Sharp Tones & Colors
        • Vivid Images

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Black & White Photos

          Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

          I am taking a Photography class in college and this paper was recommend by my instructor. He states that he's been using it for over 30 years. So far the quality has been great and I haven't had any problems. I would recommend it to my peers and friends.

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          2.0

          A good product, but????

          By Ken

          from Miners Rest, Victoria, Australia

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Brilliant Tonal Range

          Cons

          • Imperfection In Emulsion

          Best Uses

          • Full Tone Prints

          Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

          As an experienced black and white photographer with over 30 years of refining my craft I am pleased with the Seagull paper. It has a full range of tones with clean open highlights and deep powerful shadows. It responds very well to D72 developer and ANSCO 130 developer and if it wasn't for the But I would say it is one of the best papers that I ever used. Now the But. I have discovered that the batch that I have purchased has an imperfection like a rust stain in about 50% of the sheets. I am hoping that the other 400 sheets do not exhibit this problem.

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          5.0

          Perfect for Printing

          By Marcin Ski

          from Oak Lawn, IL

          About Me Semi Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Professional Finish/Quality
          • Vivid Images

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Black & White Photos
            • Portraits

            Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

            I use the product in my class and because it is such a great product I plan on printing even after my class is done with. It is strong and durable and feels how a photo should feel. The only thing is price, this was the cheapest one (still too much for a college student) but there are no complaints for the price.

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            5.0

            Best RC

            By Road Dog

            from Michigan

            About Me Semi Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Sharp Tones & Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Black & White Photos

              Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

              Great RC paper. Very loc contrast. I use it w/o filters for contrasty negs

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              The best cold tone paper..in THE world.

              By Tony Joseph

              from Queens.New York.

              About Me Professional

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Black & White Photos
                  • Everyday images
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

                  I really dont write reviews,i have been in the dark,the light and yes inside of darkroom,used every paper made in the past 10 yrs,Forte,Agfa,Ilford you name it,warmtone,cold tone,fiber,RC,Oriental seagull is KING,not only its King its KING OF KINGS,working in the darkroom with this paper it compliment your negative,while you need a perfect negative to make a good print from Ilford,Ilford is a grayish tone and its very difficult to get what is known as a BLACK&WHITE print..Oriental gives you beautiful tonality from extrime blacks...to egg shell whites..with a range of tones in the middle..fast...has good control for hard negs,dont listen to the pundits,i print every week and oriental does make the darkroom a joyous place to be..Ilford warmtone is better than their cold tone...but not as good as Forte warmtone if you can find it...

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                  5.0

                  Beautiful Surface & Tonality

                  By sepiareverb

                  from Vermont

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Professional Finish/Quality
                  • Vivid Images

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Black & White Photos

                    Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

                    VC papers have come a long way and Seagull VC is among the very best. I use this for final exhibition and edition prints because of its ability to color shift depending of development and the wide range of print color one can get with toners.

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                    5.0

                    Great Paper!

                    By Omniphotographic

                    from Dallas, TX

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Professional Finish/Quality
                    • Sharp Tones & Colors
                    • Very bright white base
                    • Very good blacks Dmax

                    Cons

                    • None yet

                    Best Uses

                    • Black & White Photos

                    Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

                    This is my third or fourth box of Oriental Seagull FB paper. I used to use Ilford MGIV exsclusively, but I'm beginning to think I like this paper better. Gloss surface only, I have not tried the matte in this brand. The Oriental seems to have a heavier base than Ilford Galerie and just feels like quality. Should be more than suitable for for gallery grade presentation prints. Compared to MGIV (not the warmtone) the Oriental seems to have a brighter, whiter base for highlights that just sparkle and glow and a better Dmax for very rich, deep, satisfying blacks. I typically develop this papar in Dektol 1:3, which gives great results but Edwal Ultra Black is capable of delivering the richest, deepest blacks I think I've ever seen in a print.

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                    5.0

                    Thanks

                    By mynameiszach

                    from Grand Rapids, MI

                    About Me Semi Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Professional Finish/Quality
                    • Sharp Tones & Colors
                    • Vivid Images

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Black & White Photos

                      Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

                      Im printing using 4x5 negative slide film on this paper. The reason I'm not printing larger is because we are studying techniques involving camera movments and the zone system. To print larger would be unnecessary in such a situation so this is a great size for what I am trying to achieve. This paper has a great range in exposure zones. The only thing I'm not sure I like about this product is the box. I'm always afraid that it is going to open. It hasn't because I'm extra careful but maybe I'm just being concerning when I shouldn't. The box tends to bulge because the paper naturally curves due to the emulsion. I think that is what is causing it. I would still buy this product regardless. Oh and one more thing. This is glossy, but it isn't like an RC glossy or a color paper glossy.

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                      5.0

                      "I would buy this product again!!!"

                      By CorvusPhoto

                      from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

                      About Me Semi Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Professional Finish/Quality
                      • Sharp Tones & Colors
                      • Vivid Images

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Black & White Photos
                        • Everyday images
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

                        I find the tonal range of this paper to be rich with great contrast and cool tones. I have also found out that I can cut my exposure time usiong this paper. I am very satisfied.

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                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        as good as it gets

                        By St. Ansel

                        from Katonah, NY

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Bright white base
                        • Price
                        • Professional Finish/Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Black & White Photos

                          Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

                          I've been using Seagull VC for so many years I can't remember when I bought my first package. I've tried many other papers, and always come back to it for its neutral tone, its sharpness, and its ability to retain highlight and shadow detail, even with difficult negatives. Highly recommended!

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                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Excellent quality, affordable price.

                          By JL

                          from NYC

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Professional Finish/Quality
                          • Sharp Tones & Colors
                          • Vivid Images

                          Cons

                          • Easily scratched when dry
                          • Weak print surface

                          Best Uses

                          • Black & White Photos
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

                          This is currently my favorite brand and type of paper to make prints on. I first used the 11x14 size and decided to try a box of 8x10. Quality is the same in both sizes, and I'm very satisfied with the prints. There's a certain depth in the finished prints that I cannot put into words. Contrast, tonal range, deep blacks, bright highlights... all around excellent quality at an affordable price. My only complaint would be that the paper seems to scratch/damage more easily than other papers when dried and pressed. Just requires a little extra care when processing, handling and storing.

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                          1.0

                          DON'T BUY THIS!!! It came to me fogged

                          By JP

                          from Muncie, IN

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

                          I used this paper for a class assignment and every single sheet was fogged. A another classmate of mine bought the same kind of paper and she had the same problem. Luckly the kind people of B&H Agreed to give me a full refund.

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                          5.0

                          An amazing buy!

                          By Roar

                          from Laramie, Wyoming

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

                            I used the product for simple contact devolopments along with more complex ones and hands down it was great every time. It's easy to use, easy to store in a great box that can later be used to restore the devoloped paper. I have to problems using this paper.

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                            5.0

                            oooooo shiny!

                            By Katielynn

                            from Columbia, SC

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

                              This product was by far my favorite. I have been a pearl photo paper girl for awhile. The glossy paper really made my photos shine. So much so that I was offered money for my photos (I'm a student!).

                              The best way to use this product is the opposite of moderation; the more the merrier. Yay for shine!!!!

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                              • Yes

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                              5.0

                              !

                              By detsea

                              from providence, RI

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

                                    this is a great paper slightly cheaper than ilford. need to use high contrast filter with many negatives to get the blacks to pop, but once you get it right it looks great!

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Great Paper!

                                    By Coopaloop

                                    from Burlington, VT

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Great Picture Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

                                        I'm not especially knowledgeable about different photo paper, but this served it's purpose and worked great for my college photo class!

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Very good quality

                                        By Señor Guapo

                                        from Burlington, VT

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Great Picture Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Travel
                                          • Wildlife Photos

                                          Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

                                          Truly makes my photos look the way I want them to and is easy to work with.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Love this - Great for student use

                                          By Luke Schmura

                                          from Tempe, AZ

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Pros

                                          • Dries flatter

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Enlarging
                                            • Printing
                                            • Student

                                            Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

                                            I am a photo student and love this paper for its excellent tonal range and shadow detail. Another detail that I really like about it is how flat it is after drying. Fiber paper always needs press flattening, but this paper doesn't curl nearly as bad as similar Ilford paper.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            It's great

                                            By Sooner

                                            from oklahoma city

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent Reactions

                                            Cons

                                            • Heavy

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Enlarging
                                            • Photography
                                            • Printing

                                            Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/100 Glossy:

                                            It did what it was supposed to. Was not fogged but a bigger box would be helpful, it was hard to fit it back in.

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