Ilford Multigrade FB Classic Matt Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", 25 Sheets)

Ilford Multigrade FB Classic Matt Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", 25 Sheets)

Ilford Multigrade FB Classic Matt Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", 25 Sheets)

B&H # ILMGF81025SM MFR # 1172236
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  • For Traditional Black & White Printing
  • Baryta-Coated Fiber Base
  • Matt Finish
  • Weight: 255 gsm
  • White Base Tint
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This 25-sheet pack of 8 x 10" Multigrade FB Classic Matt Variable Contrast Paper from Ilford is a baryta-coated fiber base paper designed for traditional black & white photo printing. This paper features a double weight of 255 gsm and a white base tint providing neutral colors. It utilizes a matt finish to dull possible reflections. Additionally, it is variable contrast paper with seven full grades of contrast available. These grades are accessible with the use of speed-matched filters.

Multigrade FB Classic is designed for use with all enlargers and is equally suitable for printing from conventional negatives and from XP2 Super negatives. Safelights are recommended to have dark orange, dark brown, or red filters and a 15 W bulb.

UPC: 019498172236
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Ilford Multigrade FB Classic Matt Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", 25 Sheets)
  • 25 x 8 x 10" Sheets of Multigrade FB Classic Matt Variable Contrast Paper
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    • 1Description
    Paper Type Negative
    Base Type Fiber Base / Double Weight
    Basis Weight 255 gsm
    Surface Finish Matte
    Contrast Multigrade
    Tone Neutral
    Paper Handling Brown, Red, Orange Filter (15 W Bulb)
    Quantity 25 Sheets
    Width 8" / 20.3 cm
    Length 10" / 25.4 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.9 x 8.6 x 0.8"
    Multigrade FB Classic Matt Variable Contrast Paper (8 x 10", 25 Sheets) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Finish! I purchased this photo paper for a special topics class where we make photograms. I wanted something with a finish that would make contrast look like thick velvet. After gram-ing, as my professor called it, a bunch of flowers, branches, and leaves, I developed (which takes a minute or two with fiber paper, so be patient) and washed the images and set them out to dry. After a couple of days I went back and the colors were remarkable. The blacks were rich and the whites were crisp. THIS IS FIBER PAPER SO IT IS GOING TO CURL. I simply left my images in a book to press them for a couple days and they were flat again, heat presses always work too, but be carful not to over process your work! Overall great product with a beautiful finish, highly recommend for the consumer who is looking for a hearty paper that feels good on your fingertips.
    Date published: 2015-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, easy paper This paper is very straight forward. Have used it for years and always get reliable results. The matt is a nice finish with good blacks. Easy to flatten, but never is perfectly flat all around, but that is the nature of fiber paper
    Date published: 2015-10-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Multigrade FB Classic Contrast Paper I used this product in my intermediate photography class that we used black and white 35mm film. I loved the way the paper absorbed the detail that I captured in many of my shots. I took a lot of long exposure night shots and I loved the way they printed in the dark room. My only two complaints was any tiny little piece of dust showed up on the print where other paper I have used was more forgiving. I also wish the paper wasn't so curled because it made a little more of a challenge to place it on the frame straight when using the enlarger. I do prefer fiber paper though.
    Date published: 2015-02-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best quality I love this paper. The finish is just so clean and professional. My absolute favorite
    Date published: 2015-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Hand Coloring Because of its matte finish it's great for being able to take a variety of different materials when you want to complete your black and white project with a bit of color through hand coloring. The variable contrast component provides you with a means to adjust to your specific contrast needs.
    Date published: 2016-02-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Contrast is NICE I enjoy the Matte touch to Ilford paper. Great price as well.
    Date published: 2015-11-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I don't like that this paper is harder to handle than RC paper but it allows me to sepia tone and solarize pictures a lot better so 4/5 stars :)
    Date published: 2014-10-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from High Quality Fiber Paper I use this paper in my university photography class for printing my black & white film photos. It has rich, deep blacks and bright whites, and seems to give better photo quality than RC paper. It is, however, a bit fussier than RC when developing, and tends to curl when drying unless given careful attention.
    Date published: 2016-03-27
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