Ilford Unveils the Multigrade RC Portfolio Darkroom Paper

Despite the numerous challenges of 2020 (a factory closure due to COVID-19 and several price increases), Ilford has returned with a new-and-improved version of their resin coated (RC) papers: the ILFORD MULTIGRADE RC PORTFOLIO darkroom paper.

According to Iford, its latest product line combines all of the best aspects from different papers. Utilizing the 5th generation MULTIGRADE emulsion, this new formulation offers important advancements in product quality and performance: a double-weight base (225gsm) gives it the premium feel of fiber papers while the RC base allows for quick and flat drying.

“These new papers have a slightly warmer base tint and image color than their predecessor as well as better, deeper blacks, improved mid-grade spacing for easier printing and more consistent contrast throughout the tonal range,” says the company.

Available initially in pearl finish only, other variants will be released through the year. The paper will be available in the following sizes:

  • 10 x 15cm (4 x 6″)
  • 12.7 x 17.8cm (5 x 7″)
  • 17.8 x 24 cm (7 x 9.5″)
  • 20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10″)
  • 24 x 30.5cm (9.5 x 12″)
  • 30.5 x 40.6cm (12 x 16″)
  • 40.6 x 50.8cm (16 x 20″)

The 10x15cm (4×6”) size will no longer feature a postcard printed back product. Ilford has provided a template in their press release for customers to use.

Developing times for MULTIGRADE RC PORTFOLIO darkroom paper are also available on their website.

More info on Ilford’s website.

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