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HARMAN technology Direct Positive Fiber Based (FB) Paper (Glossy, 4 x 5", 25 Sheets)

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HARMAN technology Direct Positive Fiber Based (FB) Paper (Glossy, 4 x 5", 25 Sheets)
Key Features
  • Positive' Paper-No Need For a Negative
  • Fiber Baryta Base
  • 225 gsm
  • Genuine Silver Gelatine Photo Paper
This is a 25-sheet box of 4 x 5" Direct Positive Fiber Based (FB) Paper from HARMAN technology. 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.
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HARMAN technology Harman Direct Overview

This is a 25-sheet box of 4 x 5" Direct Positive Fiber Based (FB) Paper from HARMAN technology. 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
UPC: 019498165252

HARMAN technology Harman Direct Specs

Quantity25 Sheets
Width4" / 10.2 cm
Length5" / 12.7 cm
Paper TypePositive (Reversal)
Surface FinishGlossy
ContrastMultigrade
ToneNeutral
Base TypeFiber Base / Medium Weight
Basis Weight225 gsm
Paper HandlingRed Filter (15 W Bulb)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.6 x 4.7 x 0.7"

HARMAN technology Harman Direct Reviews

High contrast...

By Jim
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-02

Exposure has to be spot on (ISO 1.5) with low contrast subjects. Highlights such as the sky gave me a mottled effect--not perfect white. Working with the paper itself is a little finicky as you have to rinse it for an hour, or you can reduce that time to 20 minutes with a 5 minute soak in a fixer clearing agent. It curls when dry to prove it's fiber based paper.

Harman print - warm-tone developer in a walk-in view camera

By Rex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-09

Finished my first direct print images in a one-of-a kind homemade walk-in view camera. Developed in warm-tone Ilford, the prints look great for a first attempt. It is a high-contrast paper. I may try a short pre-flash to manage the contrast. My camera is also the darkroom. I didn't have room for a stop bath and had some swirls by going straight to fix. My lens will cover 20x30 inches. I wish they sold larger sheets.

Pricey, but looks great

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-31

shot one image with a 30 year pinhole camera and i'll be damned if it didn't look excellent. f/128 indoors, 2.5 hour exposure, 3 minute development: sweet!

Great for experimentation and making unique images!

By Zoey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-30

I love this Direct Positive Paper! I love shooting it in-camera and developing it in Dektol for quick playful high contrast images. Shoot it as ISO 2, Dev in Dektol (mixed 1:2 parts water) for 2 minutes, stop and fix as you would any other fiber paper. Wash time is a bit on the long side (I've read 60 minutes in flowing water.) Exposure latitude is narrow. So, it's best to test it out before you shoot a lot of sheets. Great stuff! Preflash for faster speed and more tones. Long live Harman / Ilford! 33

Last box, a bad batch...

By DANIEL
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-10

Ordered multiple boxes of paper across different sizes... the 4x5 boxes were perfect, exposures were where they were expected to ve, DMAX was good, despite some creative woes the rebates of the paper were a pure black. Move to the 8x10, the box is a dud. I developed unexposed sheets, weak DMAX. I shot full sheets in an Ilford 8x10 pinhole, weak DMAX. I cut the 8x10 sheets up and placed in the same camera that produced perfect results with the 4x5, weak DMAX. I mixed new developer, weak DMAX. The rebates on the 8x10 paper were a dim, dim grey. Super bummed because I wanted the size of the 8x10 but expected the same results of the 4x5 paper. I tested the paper eliminating every darkroom variable and no dice.

Great Product!

By Thaddeus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-19

Love this product when experimenting with pin hole and paper negatives. Wide exposure latitude and ISO settings.

Great paper

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-06

Started using direct positive paper in a 7x17 format with great results!

Great For Paper Negs

By Alan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-06

The sheets fit into film holders with ease. I haven't developed the sheets yet but I imagine they would be like any other silver darkroom paper

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question

Is this available in luster?
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately, this paper is currently available only in glossy and emulsion-in.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Has anyone tried developing this in Ansco 130?

Has anyone tried developing this in Ansco 130?
Asked by: Henry
Yes, it works fine. Takes 2-3 minutes
Answered by: Jordan
Date published: 2021-10-15

Can I use Ilford WASHAID to shorten the rinse ...

Can I use Ilford WASHAID to shorten the rinse time from 1 hour? I'm using Ilford DEV, STP, & FIX.. in trays
Asked by: Cathey
I use vinegar 50 percent and then warm water, I put a little dish soap and 15 minutes or less, and my paper is clear, have spots when I only use water as a stop, hope it helps
Answered by: Virgil
Date published: 2020-07-16

Can this be developed using cafenol?

Can this be developed using cafenol?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. I've used the standard Caffenol recipe for 5-10minutes at room temperature. More experimentation is warranted, but it certainly works.
Answered by: Chris
Date published: 2022-03-12

I heard that when this came out it did not fit ...

I heard that when this came out it did not fit into 4 x 5 film holders and had to be trimmed. Has this been corrected and it does fit or does it still need to be trimed?
Asked by: Jim
Some people don't have issues and some do. It's probably a combination of different holders and a little bit of user error, hope nobody gets insulted. It seems that with some extra force the sheets should slide in. The best thing is to waste a sheet to see if the width, length or thickness is the culprit and adjust accordingly.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-03-19

question

What kind of darkroom chemistry do I need to develop the paper?
Asked by: Sarah B.
This fiber based paper can developed in any standard B&W paper developer such as Kodak Dektol, B&H # KODG. Please see the image below for reference.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2022-03-12

Will this paper be damaged by airport security ...

Will this paper be damaged by airport security check X-ray scan machines or it's package protects the paper from this problem ?
Asked by: Luiz
Theoretically, it is possible that high strength X-ray machines can fog film or paper, which is typically the case with checked bagged rather than hand-carry/carry-on which typically use a weaker form of x-ray radiation.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-08-11

I have old and recent b&w slides; anyone have ...

I have old and recent b&w slides; anyone have experience printing with an enlarger on this paper? Pre-flash? General exposure length? Preferred developer? Thanks in advance!
Asked by: Duncan
As always, our wonderful customers are a great resource. Please look to the product reviews for the answers to your questions. Used with care, this paper produces great results.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-05-27
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