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Fomaspeed Variant III Medium-Weight, Variable Contrast Resin Coated Black & White Paper Matte 8x10" - 100 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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Fomaspeed Variant III VC RC Paper 8x10/100 Sheets
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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    • Printing (4)
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    5.0

    Perfect

    By Andy

    from Shrewsbury, Ma

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        • Developing
        • Enlarging
        • Photography
        • Printing

        Comments about Fomaspeed Variant III VC RC Paper 8x10/100 Sheets:

        Exactly what I was looking for. Perfect for my job. [...]

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        5.0

        Worth it!

        By 101

        from laramie, wy

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          • Printing

          Comments about Fomaspeed Variant III VC RC Paper 8x10/100 Sheets:

          great for test strips, contact sheets, and prints.foma is dependable!

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          2.0

          Kind of an "iffy" product

          By Philip S.

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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          • Compact
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              Comments about Fomaspeed Variant III VC RC Paper 8x10/100 Sheets:

              I purchased photo paper from them three times, the first two times I bought their photo paper it was aged and defective. The third time I got an exchange and it worked fine.

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              5.0

              Excellent general purpose matte paper

              By G. Marie

              from Silver Spring, MD

              About Me Casual Photographer

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                • Developing
                • Photography
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                Comments about Fomaspeed Variant III VC RC Paper 8x10/100 Sheets:

                Terrific all around matte print paper, especially good black and white tonal quality with consistent results.

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                5.0

                It tells me exactly what I need to know.

                By G girl

                from Lakewood, Colorado

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                  • Developing
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                  • Printing

                  Comments about Fomaspeed Variant III VC RC Paper 8x10/100 Sheets:

                  In my limited experience, it outperforms the competition. It's a high quality product that adds credibility to my work.

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                  5.0

                  I have already repurchased this product.

                  By Mandi

                  from Gainseville, Florida

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                      Comments about Fomaspeed Variant III VC RC Paper 8x10/100 Sheets:

                      The quality of this product is excellent. I will be buying it again and again. it prints well, stores well, and is very versitile.deffinetly worth the price.

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                      5.0

                      Excelent

                      By tracyalene

                      from atlanta

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                          Comments about Fomaspeed Variant III VC RC Paper 8x10/100 Sheets:

                          wonderful paper.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          This is the only paper to buy

                          By Island Girl

                          from Tilghman Island, Maryland

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                          Pros

                          • Doesn't curl when drying
                          • Easy to work with
                          • The smooth surface

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Hand tinting
                            • Photography

                            Comments about Fomaspeed Variant III VC RC Paper 8x10/100 Sheets:

                            I use this product on a daily basis to create original custom prints to sell to clients. This is the best paper when using Marshall's photo oil paint to create even and nonstreaked results. My only concern about the paper is the lack of people still using the sacred darkroom instead of the computer and if I would be able to purchase the it in the future.

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