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Ilford Multigrade FB Classic Paper (Glossy, 9.5 x 12", 10 Sheets)

BH #ILMGFBCG1210 • MFR #1172005
Ilford Multigrade FB Classic Paper (Glossy, 9.5 x 12", 10 Sheets)
Key Features
  • For Traditional Black & White Printing
  • Baryta-Coated Fiber Base
  • Delivers Seven Full Grades of Contrast
  • Double Weight, 255 gsm
This 10-sheet pack of 9.5 x 12" Multigrade FB Classic Variable Contrast Paper from Ilford is a baryta-coated fiber base paper with a glossy finish designed for traditional black & white photo printing. This paper features a double weight of 255 gsm and a white base tint providing neutral colors. Additionally, it is variable contrast paper with seven full grades of contrast available. These grades are accessible with the use of speed-matched filters.
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Ilford Multigrade FB Classic Glossy Overview

This 10-sheet pack of 9.5 x 12" Multigrade FB Classic Variable Contrast Paper from Ilford is a baryta-coated fiber base paper with a glossy finish designed for traditional black & white photo printing. This paper features a double weight of 255 gsm and a white base tint providing neutral colors. 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 15W bulb.

UPC: 019498172007

Ilford Multigrade FB Classic Glossy Specs

Key Specs
Quantity
10 Sheets
Dimensions (W x H)
9.5 x 12" / 24.1 x 30.5 cm
Surface Finish
Glossy
Dimensions (W x H)
9.5 x 12" / 24.1 x 30.5 cm
Basis Weight
255 gsm
Contrast
Multigrade
Paper Type
Negative
Tone
Neutral
Surface Finish
Glossy
Paper Handling
Brown, Red, Orange Filter (15 W Bulb)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.705 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.35 x 11.3 x 0.45"

Ilford Multigrade FB Classic Glossy Reviews

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how is the box sealed?

how is the box sealed?
Asked by: danica
It is stored and transported in a large flat box and us taped all four sides. Inside the box the paper is placed inside a light tight black plastic bag that is over sized and folded at the top.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-08

Is this unopened sealed in original box?

Is this unopened sealed in original box?
Asked by: jenny
Yes. Inside the box is another box and the roll of paper is sealed within black (opaque) plastic. I usually keep this particular product in stock in my darkroom. I do have a 54" paper dispensor though. It is made for the photo industry and has a built in cutting blade so it makes it easy for me to use rolls of paper. The rolls allow me to cut sheet sizes that I happen to need since many of the sizes I want are odd. I use the end pieces as test strips. The main issue with using rolls of fiber based paper is the curl that it has after you cut it. The memory of the curl from being stored in a roll makes it difficult to lay flat when you print onto it. I have a variety of Saunders easels and they accommodate magnets to hold the paper flat. I also use tape to hold the edges down prior to place the easel blades over the paper. I still use magnets to hold the blades flat because the curl will actually lift the blades. I use a water bath prior to placing the exposed paper into the developer. This allows for even distribution of the chemicals over the surface of the paper, otherwise the edges curl out of the developer and the print does not get developed evenly. Alternatively, you can use your hands to hold down the exposed print in the developer.
Answered by: Timothy
Date published: 2021-10-29

Weight

Weight
Asked by: Dafne
This paper would be 255 gsm
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2020-03-08

What si the weight of tris product?

What si the weight of tris product?
Asked by: Dafne
In terms of basis weight, this paper is 255 GSM. However as packaged (8 x 10", 250 sheets) the product is approximately 9.5 lbs.
Answered by: Nechemia
Date published: 2020-03-16

If you use colored negatives on this, will it ...

If you use colored negatives on this, will it still print b&w?
Asked by: Leah
I have printed many color negatives on variable contrast paper with excellent results, IMO. Will need to add about 30-40 magenta to the filter pack or head to compensate for the yellow/orange cast of the color negative, which will of course increase exposure time to some degree, but easily determined with a new test strip. I have not noticed any degree of loss in sharpness using 4 x5 negatives up to 16x20. D. Webb at WebbPhoto
Answered by: Duane
Date published: 2022-12-04

Can the FB paper be used with a ferrotype heat ...

Can the FB paper be used with a ferrotype heat source?
Asked by: DOMNIC
Yes, but be careful. Cautious testing is indicated.
Answered by: Alfred
Date published: 2021-02-23

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how much does the box weight? txs
Asked by: Anonymous
I don't think this question should be addressed to me. B&H would know the answer.
Answered by: GEORGE T.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

How can you get this paper to dry flat and lint free? I've tried a blotter roll (unsuccessfulj); and a heated plate dryer (better but imperfect).
Asked by: Frances
Here is my cheap solution. Drain off most of the water (I don't even squegee), dry face down on screen overnight. When dry I put in my kitchen oven, set at 170F; I put the photo between two clean mat boards, with rigid cutting boards underneath and on top, and something heavy on top of it all. Leave in for 30-45 min. I then put it in a book with weight on it for 24 hrs., which keeps it flat. Heat plus pressure, just like a dry mount press. More work, yes, but cheap and no big, expensive press.Richard
Answered by: Richard V.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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