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    Slavich Bromportrait:is it a good paper for lith?

    Hi guys!
    Could you help me?...Is this paper suitable for lith processing?
    do you know where I can buy it in Europe?...is this a expansive paper?thanks

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    I've used it with not much trouble. It definitely liths. Unless there is a specific reason to use it, I'd probably stay away from it, though. Slavich is has real quality issues when printing as lith....mainly stripes in the emulsion. In the US, it is a very low cost paper compared to Foma or Ilford. It isn't available in the States, but Unibrom is. If you want to start lith printing, I'd start with a Fomatone or Oriental paper. Slavich Unibrom is a unique paper and worth trying at some point, but not to learn on. Go onto flickr and search for lith and Slavich and you'll find some examples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peters8 View Post
    Hi guys!
    Could you help me?...Is this paper suitable for lith processing?
    do you know where I can buy it in Europe?...is this a expansive paper?thanks
    The Unibrom paper is available here: www.thephotoshop.ie

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    I used Slavich unibrom with Moersch chemistry. It is great, neutral tone - not a big color offset, but nice grain and effect.

    Examples:

    http://darkosaric.deviantart.com/art...rint-272518757

    http://darkosaric.deviantart.com/art...rint-177175488

    regards,

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    thank you very much

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    Slavich is apparently available from Silverprint in London.

    http://www.silverprint.co.uk/Catalogue.asp?PrGrp=11

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    Oh my God...I've seen the price of this paper...It's super expansive.
    It costs more than Foma!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peters8 View Post
    Oh my God...I've seen the price of this paper...It's super expansive.
    It costs more than Foma!
    After downfall of Fotokemika - Foma papers are cheapest around here. Specially fomaspeed and fomabrom.

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    I've been doing some testing of both Slavich Unibrom and Bromportrait for lith work and getting results that I find quite satisfying.

    I've not used a great amount as yet, so it's hard to say if there are quality or consistency issues, but both types are capable of lith development and can produce fairly repeatable results. I'd agree that Foma MG Classic 131 is probably the best paper to start with if you are new to lith work, but the results with that can be quite 'colourful' and are not to everyone's taste. This colour can be modified by various after-treatments though.

    My most recent print used the two-pass lith method: lith development/bleached in copper bleach/re-developed in lith, and this is producing some interesting split-toned effects on Bromportrait.

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    I've written about my experiences on my site: www.real-photographs.co.uk and will continue to do so as more examples are produced.
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