which bromoil paper?

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  1. Willie Jan

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    Hi,
    i currently use kentmere art document and have some left.
    But what now? This has gone and also bergger brom 240.

    Which available papers are 'good' to be used for bromoil???
     
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    I believe our resident Bromoil maestro (Gene Laughter) uses Kentmere Finegrain VC warmtone. There is a special Bromoil paper sold by Fotoimpex.
     
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    i've read that gene uses the kentmere finegrain. ever since i'm wondering if the non-finegrain kentmere works too?
    anyone ever try?
     
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    Emil Schildt a real maestro in Denmark use Foma liquid emulsion for bromoilhttp://www.emilschildt.com//__A-siden.htm
    Flemming Værløse Denmark
     
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    Another paper that has recently emerged is the Foma Fomabrom Variant 123, which is a semimatte and grainy surface much reminiscent to the old Agfa MCC 118. It is supposed to work very well with Bromoil; this is according to Freestyle and Foma. I haven't seen anybody actually use it yet.

    Kentmere Finegrain WT is being discontinued by Ilford, so I would probably avoid that paper if you wish to make bromoil prints for a good long while and have consistent results.
     
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    Has anybody tried to use some adox paper for bromoil such as the variotone or nuance?
     
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    Don't know about Variotone, but I believe the Nuance is the same paper as Fotokemika Emaks, a paper I have never heard mentioned in bromoil discussions. But I thought the fact that they are one and the same might help your question, perhaps.

    - Thomas
     
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    I have tried Fomabrom 112, not a greate sucsess, but i might use wrong INK.
     
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    from Silverprint's page: "..Thanks to experiments by alternative process expert Terry King we're pleased to somewhat belatedly announce that FOMA 532 (Nature) and 542 (Chamois) work beautifully with Bromoil, either directly, or with transfer..."


    I fortunately use LE for my bromoils, so I don't have a problem.....
     
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    Emil, are those the old 532 and 542? Or the new 532-II or 542-II. The surface is completely different between the two, and the 532 and 542 have been discontinued. The 532-II and 542-II are in production.
     
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    Thomas - I just read it today at the website, so I am quite sure it is the "II"'s...

    But I havnt tried it as you know.
     
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    I love the neutral tone version of this paper for bromoil - NOT WARMTONE!
     
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    Mea culpa, Gene. That's what I get for quoting from memory, sorry about that! :smile: