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Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets)

B&H # ILMG481100S Mfr # 1772081
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Product Highlights
  • 190gsm
  • Resin Coated
  • Bright Base Tint
  • Cool to Neutral Tone
  • Use with All Brands Multigrade Filters

This 100 sheet box of 8 x 10" Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Paper is a premium quality variable contrast, resin-coated paper with a bright white base tint. The image color remains cool-to-neutral in this paper whether viewed in daylight or fluorescent light. Multigrade IV RC Deluxe has a standard weight (190g/m2) resin coated base that is designed for use with all enlargers.

Contrast is controlled by using Multigrade hand filters, Multigrade 600 equipment, other multigrade equipment, variable contrast enlarger heads or color enlarger heads
Responds to seven full grades of contrast
Can be processed in machine or trays
Paper Size 8 x 10" / 20.3 x 25.4 cm (sheet)
Process Type Standard black & white process
Base Type Resin coated
Tone Bright white base, neutral tonality
Weight Medium weight, 190 g/m2
Contrast Variable
Surface Finish Satin
Safelight Compatibility 15W bulbs should be used.
A Kodak OC or an Ilford S902 Safelight filter is recommended

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IlfordMultigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets)
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent reactions (17)
  • Compact (3)
  • Easily cleaned (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Printing (19)
    • Photography (15)
    • Enlarging (11)
    • Developing (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (10), Photography student (5), Semi-pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works great

    I use this product with Kodak Tri-X 400 film. I had used this same paper in Pearl rather than Satin before but can hardly tell a difference in the switch. Both are very smooth...Read complete review

    I use this product with Kodak Tri-X 400 film. I had used this same paper in Pearl rather than Satin before but can hardly tell a difference in the switch. Both are very smooth finishes and are great if you prefer a glare-free image!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Satin Sheen

    I'm not thrilled with this paper. I certainly prefer the Pearl or even glossy surface to the satin.
    Don't get me wrong, I love the matte, what I don't like is...Read complete review

    I'm not thrilled with this paper. I certainly prefer the Pearl or even glossy surface to the satin.
    Don't get me wrong, I love the matte, what I don't like is that the photo looks significantly different wet than dry, and its not something I'm used to.
    It almost totally loses its contrast when it dries, and its a little disappointing.
    It also has a certain sheen that gives an image a sort of haze...So viewing angle is very limited.

    It performs well, fast, develops nicely, etc. But, loses its blacks.

    Reviewed by 25 customers

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    5.0

    gr8

    By yung steez

    from ny

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Quality

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Printing

    Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

    i need that $ but still good paper

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great paper

    By Mia

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Reactions

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Developing
      • Photography

      Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

      I am not a professional but I am familiar with a range of papers and this one never lets me down. It delivers rich blacks and is very reliable.

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      5.0

      Great paper

      By Stephan

      from Savannah, Georgia

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Reactions

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Developing
        • Enlarging
        • Photography
        • Printing

        Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

        I'm a huge fan of the Satin finish, and haven't had any issues with the paper. I would highly recommand.

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        5.0

        Great successful order

        By wagne541

        from Minneapolis, MN

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Developing
            • Photography
            • Printing

            Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

            I ordered this photo paper for a photography class I am taking. I was thrilled to see that it was a reasonable price and would be delivered in just a short few days. It has worked great for my class. I have now considered and purchased more products from B&H.

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            5.0

            Definitely A Favorite!

            By Coleen

            from North Dakota

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Reactions

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Developing
              • Enlarging
              • Photography
              • Printing

              Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

              I am a college student at the University of North Dakota taking up a BFA Visual Arts with an emphasis in photography. This paper by far is one of my favorites right up there with the pearl finish. Si have ordered this from other companies and have recieved it with the box damaged. Not from here though. I also recieved it sooner than what was expected which was a huge plus being a busy college student with deadlines. I would definitely tell others to try this that they won't be disapointed!

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again and again

              By Dee

              from hackensack, New Jersey

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Photography

              Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

              I use the product for my classes. I love how the paper is and my photos looks great on it.

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              4.0

              Decent Product

              By charlie

              from Evans

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Cleaned

              Cons

              • Not always consistent

              Best Uses

              • Printing

              Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

              Used for developing Black and White 35mm photos

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              5.0

              GOOD Paper!

              By Worc

              from Portland, ME

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Reactions

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Enlarging

                Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

                For its price, this is extremely good quality photo paper. I'm currently in a black and white specialty course at college and this paper has beaten several other (more expensive) papers used by classmates in both quality and durability. It's hard to scratch or rip and has a nice finish that ensures light won't glare off of your enlargements or contact sheets. I greatly prefer it to the gloss-finish paper several others have, as this more matte look provides far greater detail even in bright light. Also, a bonus, finger prints rarely show! Overall 5/5 stars, I will buy again.

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                5.0

                For a beginner it work

                By Mogul88

                from South Shore, Hi.

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Reactions
                • Easily Cleaned

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Developing
                • Enlarging
                • Photography
                • Printing

                Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

                It's what you like in photo paper, it work. 20 minutes later your done. i just someone could tell me a different between all the the paper, and how they could be the user it be better, for for IV rc Deluxe works.

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                5.0

                Ilford photo paper

                By Konica

                from bay area

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Reactions

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Printing

                  Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

                  Great paper. I like the look and quality of the satin finish on my photos, although sometimes you don't get as much contrast in your images

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                  5.0

                  I love this paper!!!

                  By Nidia

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Reactions
                  • Easily Cleaned

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Developing
                    • Enlarging
                    • Photography
                    • Printing

                    Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

                    I think Satin is better than glossy paper. I got a little confused when looking for matte ilford paper, but somebody told me it's called satin. I absolutely love it and I recommend it also =)

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                    4.0

                    I LOVE THIS PAPER

                    By Michelle Lee

                    from Illinois

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Developing
                      • Photography
                      • Printing

                      Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

                      I love the Satin finish, it is a good in between for Glossy and Pearl. [...]

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                      3.0

                      Satin Sheen

                      By Kidalia

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Reactions

                      Cons

                      • Haze
                      • Low contrast

                      Best Uses

                      • Enlarging
                      • Photography
                      • Printing

                      Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

                      I'm not thrilled with this paper. I certainly prefer the Pearl or even glossy surface to the satin.
                      Don't get me wrong, I love the matte, what I don't like is that the photo looks significantly different wet than dry, and its not something I'm used to.
                      It almost totally loses its contrast when it dries, and its a little disappointing.
                      It also has a certain sheen that gives an image a sort of haze...So viewing angle is very limited.

                      It performs well, fast, develops nicely, etc. But, loses its blacks.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      First time using satin

                      By MAL

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Professional-looking

                      Cons

                      • Shadow detail weak

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

                        After borrowing some matte paper from a class-mate, I was impressed by the quality of the print in contrast to the glossy paper, so I decided to go for matte in my next purchase. The satin is nice, but my professor notes that detail in the shadows is better when using glossy.

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                        3.0

                        I would buy this product again.

                        By Stacey

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Reactions

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Printing

                          Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

                          This paper gets the job done. It is good to use for beginners. If you are more advanced and want better quality, I would go with fiber based paper though.

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                          5.0

                          Works great

                          By Carrie from AIP

                          from Pittsburgh, PA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Reactions
                          • Smooth finish

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Enlarging
                            • Photography
                            • Printing

                            Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

                            I use this product with Kodak Tri-X 400 film. I had used this same paper in Pearl rather than Satin before but can hardly tell a difference in the switch. Both are very smooth finishes and are great if you prefer a glare-free image!

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                            5.0

                            Great paper for a photo class

                            By David

                            from Greenwich Ct

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • User Freindly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Photography
                              • Printing

                              Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

                              I like that its not 100% glossy but it has a nice tone to it. i love that it is easy to use. at first i did not want to try it but after reading reviews and trying it out for myself, i loved it. it kind of looks like mat paper, but still kind of has a glossyness to it.

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                              5.0

                              Multigrade IV RC DLX Satin

                              By KP

                              from Wisconsin

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Reactions

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Printing

                                Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

                                Upon picking out photo paper for the first time, I was totally in the dark on the differences of all the surfaces. I went out on a limb and tried the satin. It is not too glossy and not too matte. It is a perfect balance of the two. The surface is not grainy, but very smooth. I would buy it again in a heartbeat.

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                                4.0

                                Beautiful Prints!

                                By Virg

                                from Greenville, SC

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

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                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

                                      I'm a college student whose currently exploring the photography realm. I tend to capture simple forms and I really like a wide tonal range. This paper makes some beautiful prints. The texture is soft - a nice compliment to my style. The one issue I encounter with this paper is that it tends to be rather unforgiving in terms of contrast. one 1/2 step up in contrast makes a huge difference: while one is too gray the next can sometimes be way too black. Overall, though, I'd prefer the satin to the glossy any day. It's also very durable.

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                                      4.0

                                      perfect basic darkroom b&w paper

                                      By ETC

                                      from Philadelphia, PA

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent Reactions

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Enlarging
                                        • Photography
                                        • Printing

                                        Comments about Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.25M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", Satin, 100 Sheets):

                                        I use this for my into b&w photo course. Cool gray tones with rich blacks and bright whites.

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