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Kentmere Fineprint VC B&W FB Paper (16x20", Glossy, 50 Sheets)

B&H # KEFVF1650G Mfr # 6006527
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Product Highlights
  • Superior Sharpness
  • Excellent Tonal Separation

Kentmere 16x20" Fineprint VC B&W FB Paper is a double-weight, fiber-base variable contrast, neutral tone paper using Kentmere's unique bromo-iodide technology. This Kentmere paper produces smooth tonal gradations and excellent detail

Cool rich blacks, crisp bright whites and exceptional mid-tone detail characterize Fineprint VC Glossy and Finegrain
Kentmere's unique bromo-iodide technology, with its special construction, offers superior sharpness with separation in even the finest detail
Compatible with Ilford MG filters grades 00-5
Surfaces respond superbly to many toning techniques allowing further manipulation of tone and contrast
Available in Glossy and Finegrain (textured semi-matte) surfaces
Process Type Black and white chemistry
Base Type Fiber based
Tone Cool rich blacks, crisp bright whites and exceptional mid-tone detail
Weight Double weight, The paper is 240 g/m2 coated on the front side with 36g/m2 of baryta giving a base weight of approximately 276 g/m2, and a thickness of approximately 260 µm
Contrast Variable, Contrast as a range approximately equivalent to grades 00 to 5 is achievable from the Fineprint range by means of contrast filters used in the enlarger. Proprietary filter sets such as Ilford Multigrade or Kodak Polymax are suitable.
Surface Finish Glossy, The traditional unglazed glossy surface is particularly suited to portrait, landscape and exhibition work. A very high gloss can be achieved by standard glazing techniques.
Safelight Compatibility Fineprint range papers have an orthochromatic emulsion, that requires a dark orange/brown or red safelight to be used. Box/lantern type safelights using glass filters should only be used with a 15 W 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
Kentmere Fineprint VC B&W FB Paper (16x20", Glossy, 50 Sheets)
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    4.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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          5.0

          Good Paper

          By darkroom girl

          from Overland Park, KS

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Reactions

          Cons

          • Paper Is Packed Too Tight

          Best Uses

          • Photography

          Comments about Kentmere Fineprint VC B&W FB Paper (16x20", Glossy, 50 Sheets):

          This paper is really really good. Although for some reason, the package i bought was already opened and taped over. Then put inside a brown packing container which was sealed in, then placed inside a box. But it has a great tonal range. It's still glossy even after drying.

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          5.0

          Fineprint VC B&W FB Paper

          By Jandak

          from Toronto, ON, Canada

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Low price great quality
          • Multicontrast fibre base

          Cons

          • Thin base curls

          Best Uses

          • Enlarging
          • Printing

          Comments about Kentmere Fineprint VC B&W FB Paper (16x20", Glossy, 50 Sheets):

          Excellent quality product for good price

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          3.0

          Not a fan

          By cmcintosh620

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Cleaned
          • Sturdy

          Cons

          • Inconsistent Results

          Best Uses

          • Enlarging
          • Photography
          • Printing

          Comments about Kentmere Fineprint VC B&W FB Paper (16x20", Glossy, 50 Sheets):

          I bought it because it was cheaper than its Ilford equivalent, and how bad could Harman Technology get?
          I can't tell if it was just my batch or what, but I had the hardest time getting true blacks without losing important detail. (negative is not thin, either)

          It is in fact about twice as fast as Ilford paper, cutting exposure times in half.

          Something I could learn to work around? Maybe.

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