Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 11x14/50 Glossy

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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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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 37 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (30)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

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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), Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (6), Enthusiast (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

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      5.0

      Darn Good Paper

      By Al the Alchemist

      from Cotati, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

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

            Fast, consistent, paper: good dynamic range: a bit exposure-fussy (you can see notable differences in one-second adjustments). Pretty-much the equal of Ilford at a lower price-point. I especially like double weight: it doesn't crinkly much when dried.

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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.

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              • 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

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                      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

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                        • 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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                                    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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                                      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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                                        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

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                                            5.0

                                            Great paper!

                                            By Liz

                                            from philadelphia

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

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                                                  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

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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.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Excellent B&W Paper

                                                    By JL

                                                    from NY, NY

                                                    About Me Pro Photographer

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                                                    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.

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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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                                                      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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