Galaxy Hyperspeed Direct Positive is an RC-based direct positive (reversal) B&W photographic paper with fast emulsion speed (approx 120 ISO), allowing short exposures. Ideal for pinhole cameras! No need for a negative, you can shoot directly on the paper.
NOTE: Requires Galaxy Hyperspeed Direct Positive (Reversal) chemicals for development. Handle in deep red safelight only!
*Due to the high emulsion speed, you must test your safelight to ensure it is far enough and dark enough to avoid fogging.
Galaxy Hyperspeed Direct Positive paper has a very high silver content that allows to create distinctive half-tones and rich dark tones.
- Fixed contrast grade
- Glossy embossed surface
- Adjusted reversal process
The Story.. A few years ago we came across an Eastman Kodak book that covers the subject of direct positive photography using the company's Super Speed Direct Positive Paper as an example. Everyone knows about direct positive photo paper nowadays. It has some nice features, but lacks a crucial quality: high speed. Every single shot is too time-consuming for large-format photographers. Fellow pinholers sometimes struggle for hours - needlessly. Plus if there's a moving object in the shot, the object turns out blurred (if it appears at all). And yet, 70 years ago, photographers had already come up with a solution, Kodak Super Speed Direct Positive Paper. But this valuable paper disappeared from the market in 1970. Its secret was lost. To solve this problem, we decided to create a substitute paper, but we didn't just want to bring back a discontinued photo paper. We wanted to make a better one, with higher sensitivity, better dynamic range, and easier development process that would be performed with room temperature solution. The result... Galaxy Hyperspeed Direct Positive Paper