fast-bromide paper recommendations

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  1. stradibarrius

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    On my Ethol LPD developer can the directions say for colder tones use a fast-bromide paper. What are some good FB fast-bromide papers. Is Kentmere a fast bromide?
    I have a negative that I want to print with a cold blue black tone.
     
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    I believe the world's only bromide paper in existence is Slavich Unibrom. A wonderful paper, with a beautiful look and feel.
     
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    That's good to know...but isn't Kentmere also a bromide paper? That is what they say at Freestyle.
     
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    I believe the straight Bromide paper (Kentmere Bromide) is no longer made. The other papers are (I think) chloro-bromide, like Ilford MGIV.
     
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    Not true...

    From the manufacturer:
    Kentmere Bromide Paper

    From B&H Photo:
    Kentmere Bromide

    :smile:

    Ken
     
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    I have some fujibro paper in the basement, used up the 8x10, and have a little of the 5x7 left. It is a bromide paper that fuji still makes. Might be a bit harder to source though.
     
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    Nice to know Ken. Seems its only glossy though?
     
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    From Japan Exposures:
    Fujibro WP KM Paper

    :smile:

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    Yes, but it's a beautiful paper in that surface. I've used it extensively in the past. And I currently still have some Slavich Unibrom in three grades. But my all time favorite was the original Zone VI Brilliant. An amazing paper...

    I'm a big fan of bromide papers.

    Ken
     
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    Thanks Ken and Newt for the info!

    So current list is?????
    Slavich Unibrom, graded, matte and glossy, RC and FB
    Kentmere Bromide, graded, glossy, FB
    Fujibro, VC, glossy, RC
     
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    I believe the Fujibro is a graded paper. On the Japan Exposures site they state: "Please specify contrast grade when ordering."

    Ken
     
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    Yep, the Fujibro is graded, 2 and 3 if I remember correctly.
     
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    === Hijack Warning ===

    Sorry to a bit OT, but I have used the Slavich Unibrom papers in the past and liked them very much. I have not been able to source them easily since Freestyle discontinued them.

    Does anyone know of a U.S. dealer that still offers graded Slavich Unibrom papers? I'd be grateful to find a source.

    TIA

    Doremus


    www.DoremusScudder.com
     
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    Last night I printed some negatives on Ilford MGIV FB using Moresch #6 blue developer and got the beautiful blacks and snappy whites I was looking for. Now if I was just a good print maker...but every step forward helps.
     
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