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    Ilford warm tone vs Foma (another mat paper question)

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    Does anybody use both these paper and can tell me if the ilford one is mater than the Foma. I find the foma not mat enough and look for another. I already get some good Fore stuff but hope that the ilford product, more availabble to me, will be more mat than the Foma.


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    Hi Christian. Have you given the WT Kentmere VC FB a try. I got a box of the semi mat and it was very mat. Too mat for my taste.
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    Christian, I have both papers and to my eye the Ilford MGIV Warmtone semi-matte is glossier than the Foma Fomatone MG Classic. So, it's the opposite of what you want.
    The Kentmere Warmtone is a good suggestion but it doesn't have the silky smooth matte surface of either Foma or Ilford, it has that bubbly surface, like the old Agfa matte papers used to be.
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    Thanks all

    dennis , I don't give a try yet , but wil order some. In fact I 've just bought an old stock of mat Portriga rapid to print on for a moment.
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    Our Warmtone Matt is absolutely dead matt....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon R Galley View Post
    Our Warmtone Matt is absolutely dead matt....

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    I second that. I use some Galerie matt which is really as matt as anything I've seen.
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    That's interesting. I wasn't even aware that there was a matt warmtone. All I can get is glossy or semimatt. What I was referring to was semimatt, just to make it clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon R Galley View Post
    Our Warmtone Matt is absolutely dead matt....

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    :-)
    It depends on point of view .... I loved Ilfospeed pearl finish and Foma produce their Fomaspeed in Velvet, which is nearly the same. But As Thomas wrote, Fomatone and Ilford Warmtone differs a bit.
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    I do have some Ilford WT mat on hand and it is very non reflective. I almost like it. But I prefer glossy.

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    thanks all

    I use both surface mat and glossy , but I like real glossy and real matt. ilfomar even in semi mat has no shine but differ from a mat paper. foma mat paper I use has a little shine that make it look as a poor glossy and not mat.

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