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    Fomabrom FB Paper

    I have used Fomatone MG fibre papers for lith printing and always loved them so I am going to try the Fomabrom (111, 122 & 123) for standard B&W printing and wondered what others thought of them compared to Ilford's MGIV?
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    I'm not sure how it compares to Ilford, but whenever I've used Fomabrom to lith print it comes out HUGELY grainy, and doesn't take on too much colour. I'm sure with more experimenting it could look fantastic.

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    Thanks but its for normal B&W printing that I'd like to hear about
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    I use a lot of the Arista EDU version of Fomabrom 111 and really like it. I prefer the print color I get with it to Ilford MG and certainly get as good a tonal scale, the only down side that I might see is that it's not as hardened so you don't want to let it sit in water forever.

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    I find it slightly more responsive to selenium and gold toning than MGIV. It also has a colder tone. Foma recommend using a dark red safelight with this paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefizz View Post
    Thanks but its for normal B&W printing that I'd like to hear about
    Sorry... It's a great paper, as others have said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomalophicon View Post
    I'm not sure how it compares to Ilford, but whenever I've used Fomabrom to lith print it comes out HUGELY grainy, and doesn't take on too much colour. I'm sure with more experimenting it could look fantastic.
    I like to use from time to time this paper in Lith print.

    Here are some examples for orientation:

    http://darkosaric.deviantart.com/art...nt-7-129383244

    http://darkosaric.deviantart.com/art/Lith-10-130219602

    regards,



 

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