Silver Gelatin Fine Art Papers 

FOMA B&W Silver Gelatin Fine Art Papers suitable for bromoilprint



Coding of FOMA photographic papers

Manual processing of papers on RC base
RC base, i.e. a paper laminated on both sides with polyethylene, is an up-to-date option for producing photo papers ideal for rapid and easy processing . Drying not only in hot air dryers, but even at the room temperature scarcely exceeds a few minutes. Papers on a resin coated base permit only drying, not glazing with conventional glazing presses or drums. Unlike baryta papers, RC papers practically do not get curled when properly processed (washed and dried).

Processing of FOMA papers on a baryta (FB) and natural (NB) paper base
Processing of photo papers on a baryta and natural paper base needs some more time, resulting however in guaranteed archiving stability, so that they are especially suitable for art photography and exhibitons.

Processing of fixed-contrast FOMA papers
FOMA photo papers have been traditionally produced in a variety of fixed-contrast grades. To choose the most suitable contrast grade, certain aspects should be taken into consideration as e.g. contrast of the negative image, enlarger type and the author ́s creative intentions. For most applications, suits contrast grades N (normal). The resulting image contrast can be further modified by the developer type or its dilution.

Numerical code with three digits

1st digit = base type
1 – double-weight (FB)
2 –single-weight (FB)
3 –resin-coated (RC)
4 – resin-coated (RC) (110 g per sq.m)
5 – natural double-weight (NB)

2nd digit = base whiteness
1 – extra white
2 – white
3 – cream-coloured
4 – chamois
 

3rd digit = surface type
1 – glossy
2 – matte
3 – velvet (fine-grain)
4 – lustre
5 – silk- grain

Contrast grade:

soft (S)
special (Sp)
normal (N)
hard (C)
variable (Fomabrom Variant, Fomaspeed Variant, Fomatone MG)

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