ilford 300 art - what's it like?

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  1. rphenning

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    Has anyone tried this paper? I like dektol and ilford pearl but want something a with a tiny bit warmer base and less plastic-y feel to the finish. Curious what the general consensus is. Also, will it fog with amber safe lights turned on?
     
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    I just bought a pack to replace Foma Chamois as an alternative and I am dying to try it. Thomas Bertilsson was the one that recommended it to me and I know he had a lot of great things to say about it. I'm sure he will stop by and comment.

    ps. I think red is the recommended safelight.
     
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    Ilford Pearl is RC paper, and as such, will have a plasticky feel, just like all RC papers. Ilford 300 art is a fiber paper, and like all fiber papers, will not have that issue.

    If you want something similar in texture to Pearl, but in fiber, I would not go with this paper -- it's definitely textured! There have been some examples in the gallery recently. It is a great paper, with a nice white base, and dries extremely flat. But if you want to try fiber that has a similar finish to RC Pearl, I think most other glossy fiber papers would be a better choice (Pearl is meant to replicate the fiber glossy look). I personally like the Foma MG 131 and 132 papers for regular printing.
     
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    Yes, Fomatone MG 131 and 132 are great papers!

    Greetz,

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