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HARMAN technology Direct Positive Fiber Based (FB) Paper (Glossy, 8 x 10", 25 Sheets)

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HARMAN technology Direct Positive Fiber Based (FB) Paper (Glossy, 8 x 10", 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 8 x 10" 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 8 x 10" 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: 019498165283

HARMAN technology Harman Direct Specs

ToneBright white base, with rich blacks
WeightMedium weight, 225 gsm
Surface FinishGlossy
Safelight Compatibility Unexposed paper must only be used with an Ortho (deep red) safelight such as the Ilford 906 that contains a 15 W bulb or equivalent. Ilford advises that the light be a minimum of 4' / 1.2 m from the paper at all times
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.19 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.05 x 9 x 0.75"

HARMAN technology Harman Direct Reviews

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!

Truly amazing paper...

By ian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-12-09

For photo paper, this has great tonal range. Prints are fantastic and rich. Buy this stuff as much as possible to keep the ball rolling!

Wonderful Paper

By tomasito
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2014-03-01

Shot on Deardorff 8x10 and on a Vageeswari 11x14. Very happy with results. Use conventional paper developer and fixer. I love the high contrast. Seems that Ilford is still trying to get the formula to produce this paper. Hope they start making it again soon.

Good for fun!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-10-10

I used this with an 8x10 camera instead of using film. It was awesome - it was easier to load than film because it could be done with a safe light on, and it could be developed under safe light as well. The only downfall is that it isn't a negative - the image you get is the image you get - but it can still be scanned in and manipulated and printed, so all in all it's at least fun to play with.

Dries curly but works great.

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-28

I got this for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. I didn't finish my giant project in time so I used an 8x10 pinhole backup. Works great at ISO 3 in bright sunlight. Near sunset I added 10% time for the more red light but it could have used a little more. The image is my 2021 WPPD entry.

Fun, but experimental

By Joseph
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-03

Acquired several antique plate/120 roll film cameras and DPP is an excellent medium to keep these cameras which use old formats alive. The paper is very easy to cut, shoot, and develop, however it is really only suited for experimental use. Why? Since it only reacts to blue/UV light your implied ISO can very wildly. Light meters are panchromatic and will not give you accurate readings. So you'll not only have to measure the amount of light present, but then estimate to what that degree the light contains blue/UV light. With a Gossen Luna Pro I've had the same light measurements, but had the effective ISO vary from 3 to 20 depending on the light source (warm glo incandescent bulbs are ~3 indoors, whereas a cree 6k led flashlight worked out to iso 20) This means for basically every shot with different lighting conditions you have to do some test shots to figure out the working ISO. Not a big deal if you like tinkering, but I wouldn't expect to be able to nail dynamic lighting conditions (say in a city with direct light, indirect light, and shadows) on the first go. Still extremely fun, especially with vintage gear. If I could figure out a way to get accurate light metering it would be 5/5 all the way. In the test images below you can get a little bit of a feel for how colors are represented. Blues, reds, dark browns, and I believe greens all show very dark.

Works great!

By Paul
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-09

The ASA is a bit low for my needs, but I just had to add expose times. Also used this for old 120 positives I had and they worked good. A bit expensive but the uniqueness is worth it.

Love it for pinhole, but availability issues?

By Doug
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-14

This paper is great for pinhole work. I use it in workshops. It has a little less exposure latitude than standard photo papers but my students are able to get it dialed in pretty quickly. There has been some availability issues that I hope are resolved soon. Especially with the 4x5 size.

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I'm building a camera to support this paper and 8x10 film and I'm wondering what is the exact size (like in millimetres) of this paper?
Asked by: Anonymous
Hi, I have used it in my 8x10 film holders and it is exactly the same size as standard 8x10 film that would fit a Lisco or Fidelity 8x10 film holder.
Answered by: Andrew F.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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I'm building a camera to support this paper and 8x10 film and I'm wondering what is the exact size (like in millimetres) of this paper?
Asked by: Ross H.
Sorry for my late response!The exact size is 20.16 x 25.28 cm.Good luck - it's fun to build your own camera!
Answered by: MAX K.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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