Forte Bromofort...please can you give me any information about this paper!

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  1. peters8

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    Hi guys!As in the title:do you give any informations about this paper please!?
    I bought 5 box of this paper at a second hand shop and i don't know absolutely anything about it!
    please a little help!
    regards:smile:
     
  2. ooze

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    Hi, Bromofort is a fixed grade cold tone paper. The box should have a code on it (e.g. BN4); this gives information about both the contrast grade and the surface type (e.g. smooth, mat, stipple)
     
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    thank you...anything else?ciao
     
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    i think ...
    it had cadmium in it and split tones like a dream
     
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    I've used it a lot years ago.My favorite cold-tone paper.
    The prints became almost "bluish" with the Fortespeed CTD developer.
     
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    There is an image in Tim Rudman's book on lith.....liths in a unique way. Only paper that seemed to lith truely cold without any help. I'd be happy to take some off your hands...not really good for anything anyway...:smile:
     
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    Oh, you're a sly one Mark. :wink:
     
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    It's beautiful paper! It was coated in former Kodak factory in Hungary. By my opinion it was the best photo paper made in Eastern block. Forma was second. I had the best results with their own developer listed in small sheet of paper packaged with every box, I think it was called FD-103. Also it was nice and usable after years in storage. Still have some left in 18x24cm, single weight, gradation: special (orange strip) and hard (blue strip). Normal gradation,about grade #3, was with green strip. Have fun with it!
     
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    It's great paper for straight lith (slow to develop, though--but aren't we all), but I love what it does in 2-bath lith; I have enjoyed fooling it in dilute Xtol (1+6, iirc), fooling it into giving up its sensitivity to fresher developer around the edges--one of the effects that you see in the example in Rudman's 2nd book--then into Ultrafine Lith 1+1+12.
     
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    Hola amigos!
    Could you tell me the page of Tim Rudman's book with the photo printed on Bromofort,please!!!