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Kentmere Select Variable Contrast Resin Coated Paper (8 x 10", Fine Luster, 25 Sheets)

B&H # KESVR8125FL Mfr # 6008200
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Product Highlights
  • Rapid Speed Emulsion
  • Excellent Saturation
  • Bright Whites

Kentmere 8 x 10" Select Variable Contrast (VC) Resin Coated (RC) Paper is a professional quality resin-coated, medium-weight, variable contrast paper designed for use by the most discriminating photographers.

This is an excellent paper for both amateur and professional use. The smooth, even tones as well as the ease with which it prints will please you.

Features cool, crisp sparkling prints
Prints about 1-stop faster than most other papers - Saves about half the printing time
Works with Ilford MG filters grades 00-5
Responsive to various toning procedures
Available in Glossy & Fine Luster surfaces
Process Type Black and white chemistry
Base Type Resin Coated
Tone Deep, rich, neutral blacks, excellent tonal separation and crisp whites
Weight Medium weight, The paper is 190 g/m2 coated on both sides with 40 g/m2 of polyethylene giving a base weight of approximately 270 g/m2, and a thickness of approximately 245 µm
Contrast Variable, grades 00 to 5 is achievable from VC Select by means of contrast filters used in the enlarger
Surface Finish Fine Luster
Safelight Compatibility VC Select has an orthochromatic emulsion; this requires a dark orange/brown or red safelight to be used. Box/lantern type safelights using glass filters should only be used with a 15W bulb or less and should be positioned at least 1 meter from the paper. Filters which are suitable for use with VC Select are: Kodak OC or 1A, and Ilford 902

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KentmereSelect Variable Contrast Resin Coated Paper (8 x 10", Fine Luster, 25 Sheets)
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

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  • Consistent reactions (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Enlarging (5)
    • Printing (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    4.0

    not much difference

    By lhalcong

    from Miami, FL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Reactions

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Enlarging

      Comments about Kentmere Select Variable Contrast Resin Coated Paper (8 x 10", Fine Luster, 25 Sheets):

      Very good quality paper, nice results. When I decided to try luster finish, I was expecting a luster. I was used to luster finish from Epson inkjet paper so I was expecting something similar. I dont think there is much difference between this paper and the perl finish from Ilford. Same company. Just something to keep in mind as that was the reason I gave it a try.

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      5.0

      Strong Tones

      By Phil Garber

      from New Jersey

      About Me Semi Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Professional Finish/Quality
      • Sharp Tones & Colors
      • Vivid Images

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kentmere Select Variable Contrast Resin Coated Paper (8 x 10", Fine Luster, 25 Sheets):

          Strong tones - Don't be fooled by the name; same guys who make Ilford.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Great Paper...Great Price

          By Jazzy

          from Myrtle Beach, SC

          About Me Semi Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Black & White Photos

            Comments about Kentmere Select Variable Contrast Resin Coated Paper (8 x 10", Fine Luster, 25 Sheets):

            I use this paper in my Intro to Black and White Photography class. It picks up the blacks and contrasts really well. Its affordable and easy to use.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Love it!

            By Leah

            from New York, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

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                  Comments about Kentmere Select Variable Contrast Resin Coated Paper (8 x 10", Fine Luster, 25 Sheets):

                  This product is a great alternative to more expensive paper. I like the fine luster, not to glossy or too matte. And I loved the price, which causes me to love B&H even more.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Very good product

                  By pupdawg

                  from Aurora NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Consistent Reactions

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Developing
                    • Enlarging
                    • Photography
                    • Printing

                    Comments about Kentmere Select Variable Contrast Resin Coated Paper (8 x 10", Fine Luster, 25 Sheets):

                    I was in a photography class in College and this was the 3rd box of paper I had to buy for printing my photos. this paper performed as well as any I have used. It helped make my photos stand out for my final project.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Kentmere RC paper

                    By Anne

                    from Denver, CO

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Reactions

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Good for pinhole photos

                      Comments about Kentmere Select Variable Contrast Resin Coated Paper (8 x 10", Fine Luster, 25 Sheets):

                      Good paper for experimenting with.
                      Great cost!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Good paper

                      By nikolay

                      from houston, tx

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Reactions

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Enlarging
                        • Printing

                        Comments about Kentmere Select Variable Contrast Resin Coated Paper (8 x 10", Fine Luster, 25 Sheets):

                        Good paper, It produces great tonal values. It's a bit cold to my taste.

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                        4.0

                        Good quality at a good price.

                        By Ax35

                        from Rockville, MD

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Reactions

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Enlarging
                          • Photography
                          • Printing

                          Comments about Kentmere Select Variable Contrast Resin Coated Paper (8 x 10", Fine Luster, 25 Sheets):

                          If you are looking for a good quality RC paper this is a great choice. Ideal to make quick inexpensive prints.

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                          4.0

                          goood paper !

                          By AMJ

                          from SAO PAULO

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Reactions
                          • Quality and price

                          Cons

                          • Could be available always

                          Best Uses

                          • Enlarging
                          • Printing

                          Comments about Kentmere Select Variable Contrast Resin Coated Paper (8 x 10", Fine Luster, 25 Sheets):

                          a very good paper :
                          good price
                          great contrast
                          great tonal range
                          fast developing
                          good weight

                          i recommend this paper to everyone who seekd quality with afordable price !

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                          4.0

                          Cheap and Good

                          By elroustom

                          from MA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Price

                          Cons

                          • Fast

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Kentmere Select Variable Contrast Resin Coated Paper (8 x 10", Fine Luster, 25 Sheets):

                            I'm not such a big fan of RC sheets, but this will do for quick little prints.

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