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Ilford Harman Direct Positive Fiber Based (FB) Paper (5 x 7", Glossy , 25 Sheets)

B&H # ILDPF5725G Mfr # 1171169
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • 'Positive' Paper-No Need For a Negative
  • Fiber Baryta Base
  • 225 gsm
  • Genuine Silver Gelatine Photo Paper
  • Fixed Grade, High Contrast
  • Slow ISO Speed (Around ISO 3)

This is a 25 sheet box of Direct Positive Fiber Based (FB) Paper from Harman. It is a fun paper that can be used for many purposes. For the pinhole enthusiast, this paper is the answer to achieving a finished, positive print without the need of a traditional negative or inter-negative. This paper can also be used in large format photography or even when cut into small sheets for LOMO-type cameras.

As a creative tool, Direct Positive Paper can be used in the creation of interesting photograms of everyday items. Just cut it up into whatever size you need and you're ready to make an exposure. Finally, you can also use this paper as a traditional printing paper using a negative.

Multiple use paper for everything from pinhole to large format and LOMO photography
Does not require the need for a negative
Fully compatible with conventional black and white paper processing chemistry
Available in a glossy surface (comparable to Ilford Multigrade IV RC Glossy) and a Luster surface (comparable to Ilford Multigrade IV RC Pearl)
Fixed grade, high contrast paper (similar to Ilford Multigrade grade 3.5 - 4), but still capable of generating good tonal gradations when 'pre-flashed' during exposure stages
Process Type Black & white chemistry
Base Type Fiber based
Tone Bright white base, with rich blacks
Weight Medium weight, 225g/m2
Contrast Similar to Ilford Multigrade 3.5 - 4
Surface Finish Glossy
Safelight Compatibility Unexposed paper must only be used with an Ortho (deep red) safelight such as the Ilford 906 that contains a 15W bulb or equivalent. Ilford advises that the light be a minimum of 1.2 m/4' from the paper at all times

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IlfordHarman Direct Positive Fiber Based (FB) Paper (5 x 7", Glossy , 25 Sheets)
 
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        5.0

        Great way to learn about photography

        By bill in carson city

        from carson city, nv

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Consistent Reactions
        • Easy to use
        • Good contrast
        • Good quality

        Cons

        • Slow Iso Rating

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Pinhole Camera

        Comments about Ilford Harman Direct Positive Fiber Based (FB) Paper (5 x 7", Glossy , 25 Sheets):

        I use this paper in a pinhole camera. Easy to get chemicals and process. Since it is positive paper you do not need to process a negative and then do a print, it comes out the first time. I have never had problems with the paper, processing or the results. It's a great way to get down to the basics of photography and see how it was done a long time ago. Once you get used to the low ISO rating the rest is a pice of cake.

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        5.0

        Fantastic old look

        By EH21

        from San Francisco

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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              Comments about Ilford Harman Direct Positive Fiber Based (FB) Paper (5 x 7", Glossy , 25 Sheets):

              This DP paper can lend itself to some amazingly beautiful images. It's good quick to use and good fun too since you can have the images quickly. Similar to polaroid, each print is unique and this makes everyone special.

              Notes:
              I use ISO 2 for exposure.
              The image is reversed
              I have read people pre-flash to reduce contrast, but I did not find it necessary.

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              4.0

              Harman Direct Positive Fiber Based (FB)

              By VTphotog

              from Waterville,Vermont

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                • Slow

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                  Comments about Ilford Harman Direct Positive Fiber Based (FB) Paper (5 x 7", Glossy , 25 Sheets):

                  Used in a pin-hole camera with really good results,paper fit right into the holder. Its a tad on the slow side, but if your using a pin-hole camera your not in a hurry anyway.

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                  4.0

                  Hesitantly Satisfied

                  By Logan

                  from Richmond, VA

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Sharp Tones & Colors

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                      Comments about Ilford Harman Direct Positive Fiber Based (FB) Paper (5 x 7", Glossy , 25 Sheets):

                      I used this paper in several pinhole cameras. The exposure times were consistent with using negative paper. The fiber paper has a sheen similar to pearl paper. The only issue I ran into, which was somewhat significant, were lines during development that usually arise when paper is unevenly submerged (or not submerged at all). I tested this several different times and the markings were on almost every print event when they were completely evenly submerged in the developer.

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