I've been looking for some papers to use for paper negatives and contact printing and i came across ultrafine website.
Their range of papers seems to be affordable. Anyone had tried any of their paper for negatives/printing?
PS: Sorry, I'm having problem with the search function here so i decided to post it here as well.
I bought a pack of the Fibre in 5x7 but I haven't cracked it yet.
I've always had good experiences with them but I know a few have gotten some colorshifted film recently.
They are always upfront with the dating and such so if you're buying expired stuff you takes your chances
I know this doesn't apply to the paper situation (or help you out at all ) but thought I'd throw it out here anyway. I've had good experiences so far with my dealings with them and would recommend them.
Plus they are an advertiser/sponsor here on APUG.
thanks bruce. while searching from other forums it seems that there are a few not satisfied customers out there.
i haven't used any of their latest paper,
but bought and use ( still use ) some of their
"made in england" paper when they sold it.
beautiful paper !
if the new stuff is anything like the paper they rebranded
from ilford you have nothing to worry about.
I have used both VC and grade 3 RC for proofing and work prints, seems to be Foma. I am puzzled as why Ultrafine is not required to list the country of orgin. I find both graded and VC to meet my needs for work prints, I am looking to replace SAVICH (sp?) fiber for final prints.
By U.K. standards these are amazing prices. A pack of 100 VC Elite 5x7 works out at about £10.50 We haven't seen such prices in the U.K. for probably 15 years at least - maybe more. At these prices I'd be gaily buying at using paper without a second thought. Ilford would have to go onto 24/7 working :D
I wonder who makes this stuff and how does Ultrafine manage to sell it for these prices and still make a profit?
I wish I hadn't seen this thread. It only revives in me and I suspect other U.K. based APUGers the old feelings that somehow we are being ripped off here in the U.K.
Seems that B&H sells also Foma as house brand as Multitone at about the same price, lower than Freestyle house brand. At least Freestyle has always listed the country of orgin.
sorry about this thread. :D i'm just curious how ultrafine is selling papers for the price. would like to know if their papers are also rebranded like some of freestyle papers/films.. anyone can confirm this?
thank you guys!
Originally Posted by pentaxuser
interesting.. i haven't check B&H house brands.. i might end up getting some arista papers for my purpose. since there are no detailed info about ultrafine papers atleast freestyle is very open with that.
Originally Posted by PDH
Adorama also sells a House Brand paper in both RC and Fiber and at good prices.
I quite like the matte version of the fiber as it is quite warm.