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Fomaspeed Variant III Medium-Weight, Variable Contrast Resin Coated Black & White Paper Matte 8x10" - 25 Sheets

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Foma Fomaspeed Variant III VC RC Paper is a neutral-tone, medium-weight, variable contrast black & white paper on a pure white, resin coated base.

Fomaspeed is made using silver chlorobromide emulsion that gives a silver image tone shading from neutral to mildly warm. The paper features a very rich halftone scale from a shining white to a saturated black.

This paper features short exposure and developing times, due to the built in developing substances in the emulsion to ensure fast and consistent results.
Its high speed enables to use large lens diaphragm values even at enlarging on large sheet sizes.
Nice cold to warm image tone. Very good grey tonalities in the range of skin tones.
A very uncomplicated portrait-photography paper. Easy to process and easy to dry.
Quality black & white paper manufactured in the Czech Republic and available for the first time in U.S. sizes.
Widely used in over 50 countries around the world.
Process Type Fomaspeed can be processed with usual developers by hand in trays or in developing machines that are suitable for the papers on fiber base. The resulting image tone can be influenced using various types of developers. For a neutral image tone the Fomatol LQN or Fomatol P developers are recommended. Other developers are also recommended such as Polymax (Kodak), Variospeed (Tetenal), PQ Universal (Ilford) or Dektol (Kodak).
Base Type Resin coated base
Tone Neutral-tone, on a pure white base
Weight Medium weight
Contrast Variable contrast, multi-grade (0-5).
Surface Finish Matte surface
Safelight Compatibility Fomaspeed Variant III is a material with orthochromatic sensitizing and therefore suitable safelights shall be used. Dark red filter for orthochromatic materials (such as Kodak 1, Ilford 906) and a 15 W bulb are quite suitable. The paper should be exposed to the safelight only for a necessary short time.


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Fast paper

By Pinhole prodigy

from Denton, tx

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer


  • Fast
  • Professional Finish/Quality
  • Sharp Tones & Colors


    Best Uses

    • Black & White Photos

    Comments about Fomaspeed Variant III VC RC Paper 8x10/25 Sheets:

    I used this paper in a pinhole camera. Most rc photo papers are rated at ISO 4 but this one is rated at ISO 5. It helped shave a few seconds off my exposure time. I contacted the company foma via email and they got right back to me unlike the other photo rc paper manufactures who i still haven't heard from.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    I would buy this product again and again

    By Shaina

    from Gainesville, FL.

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer


    • Compact
    • Consistent Reactions


      Best Uses

      • Developing
      • Enlarging
      • Photography
      • Printing

      Comments about Fomaspeed Variant III VC RC Paper 8x10/25 Sheets:

      The product is very easy to use and develops rather quickly.
      I love the matte finish and I couldn't have asked for a better product.

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