Illford Paper

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  1. razocaine_07

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    Im needing to buy some multigrade and fibre based paper by illford, just wanna know what you guys recommend?
     
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    Good Evening, Razocaine,

    I'll second the choice of Multigrade, both FB and RC. Ilford tends to be rather consistent from batch to batch. Offhand, I can't think of any negative qualities for Ilford papers.

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    You could also try the Warmtone FB or RC multigrade for a slightly warm tone image.
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    I would certainly recommend Ilford's MG warmtone paper both in fibre and RC. The papers 'colour' palette can be varied from cold to very warm depending on choice of paper developer.

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    Trevor. What developer for very warm and much more difficult to describe, what is "very warm"? I have seen a number of Ilford Warmtone prints in Ilford Warmtone Developer and certainly the warmth is way lower than say Forte paper.

    In fact I have always felt that Ilford Warmtone paper is a very subtle warmth and way short of the kind of browness I had associated with warm. Hopefully there is a developer that boosts the warmth above what Ilford Warmtone gives. That's not to say that subtle warmth is never right but just that greater warmth can be useful at times.

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    Just tone it slightly / partially using a sepia toner. Ilford Warmtone FB paper responds very well to toning, it has been specially designed for it, according to the Ilford website.

    I just toned some prints in a two bath (bleach / redevelop) sepia toner today, using a diluted bleach for finer control of the bleaching stage. Great results that can get very warm with this paper.
     
  8. Trevor Crone

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    Warmth is of course relative for what I would consider very warm for my taste another would not agree.

    Speaking personally I find the Ilford paper very warm when developed in their WT dev., dil. 1:9 and processed for just 1.1/2 minutes at a temperature of 23/24 C.

    I must say that this paper is not as warm as Forte's Polywarmtone or Foma's Fomatone MG Classic.

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    Trevor.