Oriental Seagull Select VC-FBII Paper (Glossy, 8 x 10", 25 Sheets)

Oriental Seagull Select VC-FBII Paper (Glossy, 8 x 10", 25 Sheets)

Oriental Seagull Select VC-FBII Paper (Glossy, 8 x 10", 25 Sheets)

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Oriental Seagull Select VC-FBII Paper (Glossy, 8 x 10", 25 Sheets)

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  • For Traditional Black & White Printing
  • Baryta-Coated Fiber Base
  • Delivers Contrast Range from #0 to #5
  • Double Weight
  • Cool Tone, Bright White Base Tint
  • Responds Well to Toning
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This 25-sheet pack of 8 x 10" Seagull Select VC-FBII Paper from Oriental is a baryta-coated fiber base paper with a smooth glossy finish designed for traditional black & white photo printing. Its variable contrast designation permits working with multigrade filters, from #0 to #5, to adjust contrast to suit printing with different negative densities. The paper has a double weight bright white base and produces a cool tone image characterized by stark black and pure white values. It also responds well to various toning processes to heighten its archival stability or to adjust the print tone.

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Paper Type Negative
Base Type Fiber Base / Double Weight
Basis Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Surface Finish Glossy
Contrast Multigrade
Tone Cool
Exposure Latitude R40 - R180
ISO P100 - P500
Paper Handling Amber, Brown Filter (15 W Bulb)
Quantity 25 Sheets
Width 8" / 20.3 cm
Length 10" / 25.4 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.0 x 9.8 x 0.3"
Seagull Select VC-FBII Paper (Glossy, 8 x 10", 25 Sheets) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Only Choice I have not been able to say enough things about Oriental Paper since I was first introduced to it... The base is a brighter white and blacks are cooler than ilford's standard paper with an equal or better tonal range. The double weight base is a heavier stock than ilford's double weight, even though they carry the same moniker of description; it feels much less flimsy. It all comes at a better price point too! the only complaint I can make about this paper is that it curls easily while drying if you're not vigilant, but it's nothing a few heavy books can't fix for you in time. cheers!
Date published: 2008-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Paper I got this for my high school photo class, and the prints have far more depth and richness than RC paper. The price was excellent and so far the quality seems very good. The only con I find with this product is that as fiber paper it takes far longer to dry than RC paper, and it tends to warp slightly if left to dry on a drying rack for an extended period of time.
Date published: 2008-10-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice dark blacks and heavy I use this paper in my photography 2 class. The blacks show up very nicely, but it is a little too cold for my taste. Also, I don't really like how heavy the paper is and how it curls and crinkles after it dries. I prefer Ilford's multigrade paper compared to this, but apparently this Oriental paper is highly recommended for professional photographers.
Date published: 2011-02-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Low Contrast I found this to be too low in contrast for my style. I shoot for a wide range of tones and with a low filter this paper is muddy, and when I try to step up the filter it blows out the highs and lows. Pure disappointment compared to Kentmere for budget paper.
Date published: 2013-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You will love it This is a great quality paper, the black range is really good and the paper feels good and sturdy when it dries. The tone goes towards a cool feel, which might not be suitable for all tastes, but I think it gives beautiful images when done right.
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good fiber B&W paper I have always had a soft spot for Oriental papers, the old graded was a favorite. This is an excellent VC paper at an affordable price. Not much more you can ask for from your paper.
Date published: 2013-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Its ok - not glossy enough It seems pretty identical to ilford in tonal range except that its not nearly as glossy. The finish while it is glossy it is much toothier and not ultra shiny like the ilford glossy.
Date published: 2013-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product... I use the product for black and white dark room development. I like the quality of the product, as well as the results that are produced. My photos look great on this paper. ...
Date published: 2010-02-18
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