Black and White Paper Guide
 

FORTE

FORTE B/W PHOTOGRAPHIC PAPERS

FORTE PHOTOCHEMICAL INDUSTRY produces a very wide range of b/w photographic papers, which are very popular among the amateur and professional photographers for their excellent photo graphical properties, as well as for keeping their good quality even under most different storing and processing conditions.
The photopapers are equally to be used for enlarging and contact pririting and are suitable for dish and machine processing as well.
Regarding physical properties, their choice includes a wide range of surfaces made on baryta coated and resin coated paper base, their presentation includes all usual units of sale in different sheet and roll sizes. Regarding photographical properties, our offer iiicludes photopapers of quite different speed and image tone, types in 5 contrast grades from soft to extra hard, as well as Poly grade papers of variable contrast.

The choice of b/w photographic papers:
 
Denomination Type marking Paper base
BROMOFORT 
FORTEZO 
PORTUREX RAPID 
VERDITA 
FORTESPEED 
PORTUREX SPEED 
FORTESPEED POLYGRADE 
FORTE POLYGRADE
B 
F 
PR 
V 
FP 
P 
FPG 
PG
baryta coated 
baryta coated 
baryta coated 
baryta coated 
resin coated 
resin coated 
resin coated 
baryta coated
Gradation code:
 
Soft 
Special 
Normal 
Hard 
Extra-hard 
Variable contrast
S 
SP 
N 
H 
EH 
 
- red label 
- orange label 
- green label 
- blue label 
- brown label 
- violet label
Code of paper base, tint, surface texture:
 
0 
1 
2 
4 
5 
8 
8WL 
10 
l3WL
- single weight 
- medium weight 
- medium weight 
- double weight 
- double weight 
- double weight 
- double weight 
- double weight 
- double weight
baryta coated 
resin coated 
resin coated 
baryta coated 
baryta coated 
baryta coated 
baryta coated 
baryta coated 
baryta coated 
white 
white 
white 
white 
white 
white 
white 
white 
white
glossy 
glossy 
semimat 
glossy 
semimat 
semimat 
lustre 
mat 
lustre
smooth 
smooth 
smooth 
smooth 
smooth 
finegrain 
finegrain 
smooth 
silk-grain

Relative speed of b/w papers: 
Soft Special Normal Hard E-Hard
BROMOFORT
FORTEZO
PORTUREX-RAPID
VERDITA
FORTESPEED
PORTUREX-SPEED
FORTE-POLYGRADE*
FORTESPEED-POLYGRADE*
10
15
-
-
8
15
10-15
10-15
10
-
-
-
-
-
10-15
10-15
10
15
12
3000
8
15
10-15
10-15
15
25
-
-
10
25
16-20
16-20
40
-
-
-
-
-
20-30
20-30
 * exposed with different Filter systems
     
The above values of relative speed of b/w papers, as given se parately for each type of product, are to be understood in relation to the exposure time in seconds of BROMOFORT normal grade paper, necessary to obtain right prints under identical exposure conditions and with the same negative material.      

Handling and processing:
Handling and processing of FORTE b/w photopapers should be done by an indirect darkroom safelight fitted with a filter as in dicated for each type of product separately. The papers can be processed in any usual b/w paper developer.
 

 

 
Artzone Index We express our gratitude to * Kokkinos inc. , distributor of FORTE products in Greece for giving to us the permission to present the above material. 


Concept and Design by Elias Eliadis
Copyright 1998 Black & White Art Zone. All Rights Reserved. 
First published date 15 July 1998 

 

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95 Akadimias str. Athens , Greece ,   
Tel: +301 3835187