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Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/25 Glossy

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Oriental Seagull Select VC-FB Black & White Cooltone Variable Contrast Double Weight Glossy Paper 8 x 10" 25 Sheets

B&H # ORSVCF8125G Mfr # 18-FVC8X10-25
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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 Select VC-FB Black & White Cooltone Variable Contrast Double Weight Glossy Paper 8 x 10" 25 Sheets
  • 25 sheet box of 8 x 10" glossy surface, variable contrast, fiber based paper.
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    OrientalSeagull VC-FB DW 8x10/25 Glossy
     
    4.4

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (4)
    • Professional finish/quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Black & white photos (3)
      • Printing (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The Only Choice

      I have not been able to say enough things about Oriental Paper since I was first introduced to it...

      The base is a brighter white and blacks are cooler than ilford's...Read complete review

      I have not been able to say enough things about Oriental Paper since I was first introduced to it...

      The base is a brighter white and blacks are cooler than ilford's standard paper with an equal or better tonal range. The double weight base is a heavier stock than ilford's double weight, even though they carry the same moniker of description; it feels much less flimsy. It all comes at a better price point too!

      the only complaint I can make about this paper is that it curls easily while drying if you're not vigilant, but it's nothing a few heavy books can't fix for you in time.

      cheers!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Nice dark blacks and heavy

      I use this paper in my photography 2 class. The blacks show up very nicely, but it is a little too "cold" for my taste. Also, I don't really like...Read complete review

      I use this paper in my photography 2 class. The blacks show up very nicely, but it is a little too "cold" for my taste. Also, I don't really like how heavy the paper is and how it curls and crinkles after it dries. I prefer Ilford's multigrade paper compared to this, but apparently this Oriental paper is highly recommended for professional photographers.

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      5.0

      Looks great, cool tones print nice

      By Kjon2518

      from LSU photo student

      Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/25 Glossy:

      This paper develops and gets dark quickly compared to most neutral and warm papers. With some skilled printing the paper looks great.

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      2.0

      Low Contrast

      By scgphoto

      from Iowa

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Dull Tones & Colors

      Best Uses

        Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/25 Glossy:

        I found this to be too low in contrast for my style. I shoot for a wide range of tones and with a low filter this paper is muddy, and when I try to step up the filter it blows out the highs and lows. Pure disappointment compared to Kentmere for budget paper.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        4.0

        Its ok - not glossy enough

        By blaine

        from dearborn mi

        Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/25 Glossy:

        It seems pretty identical to ilford in tonal range except that its not nearly as glossy. The finish while it is glossy it is much toothier and not ultra shiny like the ilford glossy.

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        5.0

        Very good fiber B&W paper

        By Kent

        from Walnut Creek, CA

        About Me Semi Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Professional Finish/Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Black & White Photos

          Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/25 Glossy:

          I have always had a soft spot for Oriental papers, the old graded was a favorite. This is an excellent VC paper at an affordable price. Not much more you can ask for from your paper.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Oriental Fiber Based

          By Kyle Daudelin

          from Ludlow, Massachusetts

          About Me Semi Professional

          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 8x10/25 Glossy:

            Bought in place of Ilford paper for my film photography class. I am very pleased with the results and will continue to use this paper for my class and personal work.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            NIce Fiber

            By Chaz the Monopod Enthusiast

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Audio Quality
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/25 Glossy:

              Nice. Really nice. Excellent. Very satisfied

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Excellent!

              By Mark and I'm sticking to film

              from Washington DC

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Professional Finish/Quality
              • Sharp Tones & Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Black & White Photos

                Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/25 Glossy:

                My favorite paper - definitely outperforms Illford's equivalent version. Rich black tones and gradients of gray

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                3.0

                Nice dark blacks and heavy

                By Photostudent222

                from Knoxville, TN

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/25 Glossy:

                      I use this paper in my photography 2 class. The blacks show up very nicely, but it is a little too "cold" for my taste. Also, I don't really like how heavy the paper is and how it curls and crinkles after it dries. I prefer Ilford's multigrade paper compared to this, but apparently this Oriental paper is highly recommended for professional photographers.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Great product[...]

                      By Lauren

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Consistent Reactions
                      • Easily Cleaned

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Developing
                        • Enlarging
                        • Photography
                        • Printing

                        Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/25 Glossy:

                        I use the product for black and white dark room development. I like the quality of the product, as well as the results that are produced. My photos look great on this paper. [...]

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                        5.0

                        The Only Choice

                        By Film Snob

                        from Grand Rapids, MI

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Reactions
                        • Excellent tonal range

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Enlarging
                          • Printing

                          Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/25 Glossy:

                          I have not been able to say enough things about Oriental Paper since I was first introduced to it...

                          The base is a brighter white and blacks are cooler than ilford's standard paper with an equal or better tonal range. The double weight base is a heavier stock than ilford's double weight, even though they carry the same moniker of description; it feels much less flimsy. It all comes at a better price point too!

                          the only complaint I can make about this paper is that it curls easily while drying if you're not vigilant, but it's nothing a few heavy books can't fix for you in time.

                          cheers!

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent Paper

                          By martinator

                          from MA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Printing

                              Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-FB DW 8x10/25 Glossy:

                              I got this for my high school photo class, and the prints have far more depth and richness than RC paper. The price was excellent and so far the quality seems very good. The only con I find with this product is that as fiber paper it takes far longer to dry than RC paper, and it tends to warp slightly if left to dry on a drying rack for an extended period of time.

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