Ilfobrom Galerie use

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  1. PhotoBob

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    Does anyone still use Ilfobrom Galerie?
    Can they purchase it here in Canada in 16x20?
    I have found it in 11x14, and was really impressed, especially when I have toned it.
    It can easily become a printing favourite.
     
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    I have ordered a pack of 11x14" Galerie some time ago but not used it yet. What impressed you about it and which toner did you use?
    I´m eagerly looking forward to print some negs on it...
     
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    Despite how good VC papers are these days, Galerie remains as Ilford's flagship paper.
     
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    It's been my favorite paper since it was introduced. Can't say how it compares to anything else, since I don't use much anything else.
     
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    Yes, I print on GALERIE :

    You obviously have to take everything I say with a large pinch of salt, as no matter how I try to play with a straight bat.... I have somewhat of a vested interest. I really do not think anything compares to GALERIE, its graded, the best D.Max, image colour to me cool side of neutral and amazing 'sparkle' it has depth, I love it, always have and always will....to inject some balance, it is our most expensive paper, for a reason.

    You can also obviously selenium tone it, but I don't.

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
     
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    Totally agree Simon, the best paper, my main paper in darkroom
     
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    If you don't need to do splitfilter printing and don't want extreme high or low contrast, nothing beats it. Absolutely nothing !

    Karl-Gustaf
     
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    Dear Karl-Gustaf,

    You are spot on, as always its the neg that makes the print, not the other way around....whilst split printing can be very handy its normally because of a neg issue.

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
     
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    Thank you everyone
    I see I have made a good choice and observation.
    Just wish it was more readily available here in British Columbia.

    TONING: I use ILFORD Selenium toner and boy does it do a beautiful job ... depending upon what it is you want it to do that is.
    One of the things I have come to be excited about is toning my prints, whether for optimum permanence and D-Max or these two things plus a colour shift; I don't consider my work complete without toning.
     
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    Have you contacted Beau Photo in Vancouver? They usually can get everything or as was already pointed out, Big Camera Workshops (an APUG sponsor) is pretty good as well.