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Oriental Seagull VC Black & White Cooltone - Variable Contrast Fiber Base Double Weight Glossy Paper 11x14"-50 Sheets

B&H # ORSVCF1150G Mfr # 18-FVC11X14-50
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You Pay: $83.18

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 11x14"-50 Sheets
  • 50 sheet box of 11 x 14" glossy surface, variable contrast, fiber based paper
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    OrientalSeagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy
     
    4.8

    (based on 36 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (29)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent reactions (14)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography (14)
      • Enlarging (13)
      • Printing (13)
      • Developing (5)
      • Black & white photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Professional (6), Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (5), Enthusiast (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

      Reviewed by 36 customers

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      5.0

      perfect for college students

      By Marissa

      from New York

      Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

      I love this paper. Not only is it good quality but the cost is perfect for a struggling college student like me. I was also very pleased with how quickly I got my order. Very happy with everything!

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      4.0

      Great paper with great tones

      By machete

      from new york

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Reactions

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Printing

        Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

        Printing a new silver gelatin portfolio and the images look amazing on this paper. Its recovery of the highlights when it dries down is great.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Paper

        By Kara

        from Boston

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Reactions

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Developing
          • Enlarging
          • Photography
          • Printing

          Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

          Everyone I know uses Ilford paper which is great but this paper is just as good and for a lower price. Love it!

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          5.0

          My current go to paper

          By August

          from Amherst, MA

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

                As a former Ilford user, I initially tried this paper out for the student discount. Now, it's my favorite, and I'll keep using it even after my status as a student expires.

                I print split-grade with an Aristo VCL4500, and this paper does everything I ask it to do. It also seems to be just slightly heavier than the equivalent from Ilford (although that could easily be my imagination.)

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By Ken

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Reactions

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Developing
                  • Enlarging
                  • Photography
                  • Printing

                  Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

                  Good grade paper for black and white photography

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  A classic product

                  By weasel

                  from Olympia, WA.

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Professional Finish/Quality
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • Classic

                  Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

                  Not the original Seagull I used many years ago but produces excellent images.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Amazing Quality

                  By Eva

                  from Union, Maine

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Sharp Tones & Colors

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Black & White Photos
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

                    Amazing paper I absolutly loved everything about it, It showed great tone in the darkroom

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    One of the BEST Fiber Papers.

                    By sepiareverb

                    from VT

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Black & White Photos
                        • Fine art prints

                        Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

                        Great range of contrast, excellent response to both developers and toners. Handles well, and has a nice fiber base gloss too.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Seagull VC Cooltone - FB

                        By TonyA

                        from Canbera Australia

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Sharp Tones & Colors
                        • Vivid Images

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Black & White Photos

                          Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

                          Great paper - good tonal range. 11X14 format works well.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          i would buy this product again and again

                          By Serge the sailor

                          from Brussel/ Belgium

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Great Picture Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Street photography

                            Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

                            Very happy to find this product. This paper have a great reputation in Europe
                            Old tradition of "the paper of Ansel Adams, black and white etc.
                            A lot of friends photographers think it do not exist any more.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            One of the Greatest Fiber based papers

                            By Rafael C

                            from Brooklyn, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

                              Fiber based paper are becoming hard to find. Oriental Seagull still is as it has being for years one of the best in the market. The full tonal range from deep blacks to pure whites makes this paper the best printing experience for B&W purists.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              One of the last great fibers!

                              By Skippy

                              from Cincinnati, OH

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Tones well in Selenium

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Enlarging
                                • Photography

                                Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

                                I tested five comparable papers. Oriental Seagull came out the winner in terms of Dmax and contrast range. I preferred the high-gloss surface of Brilliant but that's no longer available.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Seagull paper

                                By Beat

                                from NYC

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Reactions

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Enlarging
                                  • Photography
                                  • Printing

                                  Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

                                  It took me a long time to get used to this paper. I love, love, love their RC, but FB is a whole other animal. I think if you're shooting with TriX, this works for it's contrasty, cool look.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  beautiful paper

                                  By ogpritchard

                                  from mississippi

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Photography

                                      Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

                                      gorgeous black and white tones, nice heavy weight paper, beautiful gloss

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great paper!

                                      By Liz

                                      from philadelphia

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

                                            Love this paper much more than the warm tone, great whites
                                            And blacks. Beautiful paper

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Great Paper

                                            By Phil

                                            from Utah

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent Reactions
                                            • Gorgeous tones

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Developing
                                              • Enlarging
                                              • Photography
                                              • Printing

                                              Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

                                              Great tonal scale, takes selenium toning well with awesome results.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Excellent B&W Paper

                                              By JL

                                              from NY, NY

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Consistent Reactions

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Enlarging
                                                • Photography
                                                • Printing

                                                Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

                                                Great fiber paper with nice tonal range.

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Best paper I've used in several years

                                                By tulipwood

                                                from Sparkill, NY

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Beautiful cold-tone black
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                • Significant 'Dry Down'

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Fine Art Printing

                                                Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

                                                I have been a professional fine art printer for over 40 years have and this paper has been my preferred choice for the past three years. It does have noticeable dry down, but once you learn to allow for this in exposure, it is a pleasure to use and the results are magnificent.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Seagull VC B&W Paper the only way to go

                                                By Ken

                                                from Eastern shore of Maryland

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Consistent Reactions
                                                • Lots of silver

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Enlarging
                                                  • Has a good weight to it
                                                  • Photography
                                                  • Printing

                                                  Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

                                                  I've been using Seagull B&W paper for years. It's great stuff. Highly recommend it to anyone still doing silver B&W.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Good paper

                                                  By Privateer

                                                  from Providence, RI

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

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                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy:

                                                        I'm relatively new to fibre based paper. I had used Ilford matte finish, but wanted something with some gloss. I'm happy with this paper - some gloss but nothing like glossy resin-coated paper.

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                                                        • No

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