...The Exibitor's Paper for Exhibition Prints
Creative printer will revel in the luxury of being able to use more than one contrast grade in a single print and the way in which MULTIGRADE IV FB Fiber paper responds to toning, retouching and coloring techniquies, your fiber base print will hav a touch and feel about it that shouts 'Hand Crafted'.
THE TACTILE ELEGANCE OF FIBRE BASED PAPERS ensures that finished prints have a distinguishing texture, weight and surface quality which immediately appeals to skilled printers and discriminating collectors. A fibre base print has a touch and feel about it that shouts 'Hand Crafted'.
Add to this the very latest in variable contrast image precision and control and you have a quite outstanding addition to the MULTIGRADE paper family.
MULTIGRADE IV was the paper that brought with it maximum control over print quality. It reveals the subtlest of highlight details by printing them progressively softer with mid to low filtration while still retaining shadows in deep rich blacks.
Now all these popular qualities are available in MULTIGRADE IV FB Fiber paper. This fibre base version is the ideal paper for skilled printers to give full expression to their talent.
Creative printers will revel in the luxury of being able to use more than one contrast grade in a single print and in the way in which MULTIGRADE IV FB Fiber paper responds to toning, retouching and colouring techniques.
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MULTIGRADE IV FB Fiber is a quality, variable contrast paper on a fibre base. MULTIGRADE IV FB Fiber paper is available in: 1K glossy and 5K matt, in a range of standard sheet and roll sizes.
MULTIGRADE IV FB Fiber paper is designed for use with most enlargers and printers, that is, those fitted with either a tungsten or tungsten halogen light source. It is also suitable for use with cold cathode (cold light) light sources designed for variable contrast papers. Other cold cathode (cold light) and pulsed xenon light sources may give a reduced contrast range.
MULTIGRADE IV FB Fiber paper can be used with most common safelights for black and white papers. The 902 safelight filter is recommended.
Seven full grades of contrast, in half grade steps, are available on MULTIGRADE IV FB Fiber paper. Contrast is controlled by using MULTIGRADE hand filters, MULTIGRADE 600 equipment, other variable contrast enlarger heads or colour enlarger heads.
MULTIGRADE IV FB Fiber paper is processed in the same way as other fibre base papers.
The biggest cause of premature deterioration of black and white photographs is inadequate fixing and/or washing. In the case of fixing, this can mean times that are too long as well as too short.
Use a rapid, non-hardening fixer, such as RAPID Fixer. Fix only a few prints before replacing the fixer bath, or use two-bath fixation, or use a single fixing bath and a washing aid such as Washaid.
Prints which have not been fully fixed cannot be washed properly. fibre base papers cannot be washed for too long.
MULTIGRADE IV FB Fiber paper responds in the same way as other fibre base papers to the usual techniques of toning, chemical reduction and retouching. It can be mounted using the standard techniques for fibre base papers.
Storage and Display
MULTIGRADE IV FB Fiber prints which have been processed as recommended will have a more than adequate storage life for most purposes. Print life will be shortened, however, in adverse storage conditions, or if the print is exposed to oxidising gases. It is recommended that prints made for display are toned to protect them from the oxidizing gases that are found in many environments.