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Oriental Seagull Select VC-FB Warm Tone Black & White Variable Contrast Double Weight Smooth Glossy Paper 11 x 14" 50 Sheets

B&H # ORVCFW1150SG MFR # 18-FVCRW1114-50
Oriental Seagull VCFBW DW Warmtone 11x14/50 Smooth Glossy

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Oriental Seagull Select VC FB Warmtone is a variable-contrast paper that controls finished tones through the use of filters. It enables a wide range of grades, from 00 to 5, to be handled with one type of paper.

Seagull Select Warmtone is made using double-weight baryta paper, which has warm brown tones comparable to those of high-quality photographic-portrait printing paper.

Process Type Black & white chemicals
Base Type Fiber
Tone Warm brown image tone
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 Select VC-FB Warm Tone Black & White Variable Contrast Double Weight Smooth Glossy Paper 11 x 14" 50 Sheets
  • 50 x Sheet Box of 11 x 14" Semi-Gloss, Variable Contrast, Fiber Based Paper
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    OrientalSeagull VCFBW DW Warmtone 11x14/50 Smooth Glossy
     
    4.6

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          5.0

          Great paper

          By MCGOO

          from Salem, Oregon

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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              • Developing
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              Comments about Oriental Seagull VCFBW DW Warmtone 11x14/50 Smooth Glossy:

              I have been using Oriental papers for many years; the new warmtone is even better than before; I use highly dilute dektol and selektol soft for in bath times of 3-5 minutes and tone with selenium

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              5.0

              Wonderful Paper!

              By Rachel the Student

              from Burlington, VT

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                    Comments about Oriental Seagull VCFBW DW Warmtone 11x14/50 Smooth Glossy:

                    I am in love with this paper. I had never used warmtone before, and now I am a big fan. I used the paper to print portraits, and the warmtone and gloss worked really well for the skin tones and my high contrast style of printing.

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                    4.0

                    Delicious

                    By Julya

                    from Calgary, ab

                    About Me Semi Professional

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                    • Professional Finish/Quality

                    Cons

                    • Not cut to precisely 14"

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                      Comments about Oriental Seagull VCFBW DW Warmtone 11x14/50 Smooth Glossy:

                      Beautiful warm tone. Thick and creamy. Only downside: paper slightly more than 14" so there's an issue putting it in the easel.

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                      5.0

                      Great paper for Lith printing

                      By Jeff

                      from Sydney, Australia

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                            Comments about Oriental Seagull VCFBW DW Warmtone 11x14/50 Smooth Glossy:

                            Great for Lith Printing process.

                            Also a very nice general purpose warmtone paper.

                            Responds to toners beautifully.

                            The base is quite cream in colour, which isn't everbody's thing

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                            5.0

                            Yummy warm tone

                            By Chelise

                            from Long island, ny

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                                  Comments about Oriental Seagull VCFBW DW Warmtone 11x14/50 Smooth Glossy:

                                  I'm using this paper for my 4x5 view camera class and the images come out creamy and beautiful! My teacher recommend it to me and now I don't want to ever go back to regular black and white.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great in Selenium toner

                                  By 3e8

                                  from MD, USA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                  Pros

                                  • Nice thick base

                                  Cons

                                  • Yellow tint to base

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Selenium Toning

                                  Comments about Oriental Seagull VCFBW DW Warmtone 11x14/50 Smooth Glossy:

                                  Developed in Ethol LPD 1:4, I found this paper to be a little flat. The base is a slight cream color, which gave the image a slight yellowish tint. However, toning for 3 min in selenium toner 1:4 converted it to lovely brown tones and deepened the blacks. Once selenium toned, I love this paper.

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                                  4.0

                                  Very Warm

                                  By Professor

                                  from Tennessee

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                                      Comments about Oriental Seagull VCFBW DW Warmtone 11x14/50 Smooth Glossy:

                                      The warm tone is a different paper than your typical warm black tone papers like the late Agfa Portriga. The contrast is low and the whole paper looks like it has been sepia toned. Once you get used to this, the paper works beautifully.

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                                      5.0

                                      Rich and beautiful

                                      By Pat

                                      from Sydney Australia

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                                            Comments about Oriental Seagull VCFBW DW Warmtone 11x14/50 Smooth Glossy:

                                            I use this for all of my landscape work generally with Ilford multigrade developer but often with Ethol LPD and occasionally Dektol. I like the Ethol Lpd best in dilutions of 1:2 thru 1:4 and this is my preferred fine print developer.

                                            The result is very deep D-max in a rich dark brown/black with quite creamy highlights. It likes full exposure and full development.

                                            Downside is lack of consistency in manufacture - occasional 'bad' batches but I have found B&H ready to replace these so, in the end, it's not a big problem for me.

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