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Adorama Variable Grade, Black and White Resin Coated Photo Enlarging Paper, 8x10", 100 Sheets, Glossy Surface.

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About Adorama

• Adorama VGRC is a high speed, variable contrast, black and white enlarging paper with a medium weight, polyethylene coated base. The paper base is 190 g/m2 coated on both sides with 40 g/m2 of polyethylene giving a base weight of approximately 270 g/m2 and a thickness of approximately 245 microns. The silver halide emulsion has a silver content of approximately 1.5 g/m2.
• Adorama VC RC gives a consistent image tone across all grades, exhibits excellent image sharpness and is available in Glossy & Pearl surfaces. The use of yellow and magenta colored filters permits selection of required contrast from a range of grades similar to that of graded papers. A neutral-cool image tone and clean white base combine to give a high quality paper equally suitable for tray or machine processing.
• Adorama VGRC is designed for use with tungsten or tungsten halogen light sources, other light sources may give different contrast values. Exposure of the paper is straight forward, depending on which filter system is in use. For Ilford Multigrade filters, grades 00 to 3.5 have the same speed (ISO P250) and grades 4 and 5 require approximately twice the exposure. For the filter settings of table B, grades 0 to 4 have the same speed (ISO P320). Grades 00 and 5 require more exposure (ISO P250). When no filter is used, the paper has a contrast of approximately grade 2 and a speed of ISO P 640.
• Open only in a photographic darkroom illuminated by standard OC or red safelights containing 15 watt bulbs or equivalent. The safelights should be at least 3 feet from the paper at all times and good working practice of keeping exposure to safelights at a minimum should be adopted. Unused paper should be returned to its original packaging for storage.

Adorama Features

  • Suitable for use with Variable Contrast Filters from ILFORD or KODAK or for exposure with Chromogenic filters in color enlargers.
  • Superb full grade range performance, supports grade 0 to grade 5 contrast
  • Can be developed in all standard print paper developers including Adorama, Kodak, Ilford, Photographers' Formulary, Sprint & Zonal Pro.
  • Registered ISO 9001
  • Manufactured with the strictest quality control procedures
  • Ultra high quality packaging and product protection
  • Outstanding batch to batch consistency
  • Neutral base color & excellent tonal rendition
  • Excellent longevity
  • Suitable for machine processing
  • Excellent gloss even with air drying
  • Full range of sizes

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Man, these are great. Just like Ilford's! but much less moneys! The gloss finish is as expected, renders beautifully, similar times to Illfords, it drys flat as predicted. I have no complaints. If you are worried about 3rd party grade Adorama paper not turning out the way you think it would, I assure you that you have nothing to worry about. This stuff is yummy great! And Much more affordable!

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superb results!!!


I do custom B&W processing & printig and to keep my costs LOW and clients happy I've tried several papers. This Adorama paper has "fit the bill" beautifully - good contrast, repeatability and image tone. Acutance is excellant, grain structure is great, easel speed is surprizingly fast.....after being abandoned by Eastman, I was floundering for lack of my "old faithful"...I found a "new faithful"!!!


Lumen Printing


This paper makes gorgeous color when the "lumen" process is used (outdoors). It's one of my favorite and I like it just about as much as the very expensive French paper.


Good paper, great value


This is nice paper that performs as expected. No problems with fogging under mixed safelighting. The paper is a nice weight, and looks great as a contact sheet or enlargement. This is the best value in paper on the market today. Try the 10 pack sample if you want to see how it looks.


Photographic paper


I use this for photo enlarging. The paper is good doesn't sit together. Never had issues with Mark's or dirt on the sheets. It's a good brand and one of the least expensive that I've seen after checking a number of places.


Works Perfectly


This paper works perfectly. The blacks get very dense and beautiful. I think they are a bit on the cold side. My impression is that this paper is quite sensitive to the temperatures of the developer bath; I initially got uneven development from it because my developer was a bit cold. I am now keeping the developer tray in a warm water bath (a larger tray), and the problems have disappeared. With this paper, it seems that it is better to have developer that is a few degrees too warm than too cold.


good and cheap photo paper


This paper is very good for photo students but not for pro. The price is also good and it gives a great finish.




The paper is incredibly cheap and is very good quality. It works just as well as more expensive brands of paper.


Hard to beat


Excellent for beginner. Can't be beat for the price


Same Quality, Less Price


I'm a photo student and the prices of professional branded paper (like Ilford) are very unattractive. I decided to try this out and was so pleased! It's $20 cheaper, for the same quality paper. My professor didn't even notice. It's just as easy to develop as the other brands as well. I do occasionally find a few weird stains after the paper dries, but I have a feeling that it may be from the school's tongs or trays.


nice cheap proofing paper


I got a bunch of this after first testing some of the smaller 35 sheet packs. Nice deep blacks and clean whites. Nice stuff if you are printing RC papers and dont need to tone. I haven't tried toning this so YMMV.


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Shopper  is this MultiGrade? and is there a difference between MultiGrade and Variable Grade
BRUCE M  Variable/Multi Grade means the same thing. You can change the contrast via your Filters on the enlarger head.
Shopper  is this MultiGrade? and is there a difference between MultiGrade and Variable Grade
BRUCE M  Variable/Multi Grade means the same thing. You can change the contrast via your Filters on the enlarger head.
Shopper  is this MultiGrade? and is there a difference between MultiGrade and Variable Grade
BRUCE M  Variable/Multi Grade means the same thing. You can change the contrast via your Filters on the enlarger head.
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