New improved formulation created to have more neutral-tone, more contrast and better OC safelight compatibility than Fomabrom Variant III.
Fomabrom Variant IV VC FB 123 is double-weight, variable contrast black and white paper on a natural white, fiber base, characterized as a Velvet Semi-Matt designed to match Agfa MCP 118 surface.
Variant IV features a very rich half-tone scale over all contrast grades, a shining white paper base and saturated blacks. The paper is manufactured on a heavy spar loaded paper base material (unprepared photographic paper), with a square weight of 280 g/m2 using silver chlorobromide emulsion that gives a neutral-to-medium warm image tone.
Can be processed under yellow-brown, red or orange safelighting with filters (for instance Ilford 902, Osram Duka 50, Durst Sanat, Kodak OC, Agfa G7, Agfa Y7J, etc.) in combination with a 15 watt lamp. Direct light must be diffused by inserting a matt glass. Because of its high speed, Fomabrom should not be exposed to this safelighting for longer than 2 mins.