Ilford WT semi-matt fiber for Bromoil?

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by djkloss, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. djkloss

    djkloss Subscriber

    Messages:
    665
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2004
    Location:
    Erie, Pa
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Anyone ever use this paper for bromoil?

    Thanks!

    Dorothy
     
  2. BMbikerider

    BMbikerider Member

    Messages:
    851
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2012
    Location:
    County Durha
    Shooter:
    35mm
    It may be possible to use it but the paper really does need to be one that has an un-coated surface to get the ink to take properly. I have never done Bromoil, although I have got friends who have and the only paper available which they would use was one made by Kentmere, but that was discontinued a long time ago.
    Some of the Eastern European papers may be usable, I don't know.
    Sorry this does not actually answer you original question, it is just my take on the matter
     
  3. eddie

    eddie Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,002
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2005
    Location:
    Northern Vir
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Dorothy- Bear in mind that I'm still new at bromoil (and still struggling with the process).... I've had better success with the non WT Ilford paper, than I've had with the WT. My attempts with the WT came closest to being successful with a 7-8 minute soak, at about 75 degrees. You're far more skilled at bromoil than I, so I'm fairly certain you can get it to work. I've had the most success with the David Lewis paper. I don't know if you've tried it, but it works well, and is quite reasonably priced.
     
  4. djkloss

    djkloss Subscriber

    Messages:
    665
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2004
    Location:
    Erie, Pa
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    is this paper (the ilford) super-coated? the guy at the store said it wasn't. If it is, I'll use it for something else and get some that is non-supercoated if that is possible.
     
  5. eddie

    eddie Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,002
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2005
    Location:
    Northern Vir
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Dorothy- I think all commercial papers are super-coated now (except for the David Lewis), but Simon can answer your specific WT question. That being said, it is possible to bromoil super-coated papers. If you haven't tried David's paper, you may want to give it a try. It's beautiful stuff, un-super-coated, and cheaper than the Ilford WT.