Black and White Paper Guide
Oriental Hyper ,Seagull paper

The Oriental Hyper Seagull is a paper on which beautiful monotone (black or sepia type) prints can be reproduced from either color or monochrome negatives. Oriental Hyper Seagull is a resin-coated paper that can be processed using color paper processing chemicals.
Do not use monochrome processing chemicals.

Beautiful monochrome prints can be made simply from color and monochrome negatives using a printer that currently produces color prints.
By changing the automatic printer setting to a channel setting, you can create beautiful neutral gray or sepia images in the same way as printing color negatives. This can be done using the color processing chemicals you are currently using.

Type and Size
Hyper Seagull Black type:
Reproduces a beautiful, smooth neutral gray and a pure black

Hyper Seagull Sepia type:
Reproduces an exotic old-fashioned look in a sepia color

3 1/2inch X 275feet( x 2rolls) (8.9cm X 83.8m)
5inch X 275feet ( x 2rolls) (12.7cm X 83.8m)
6inch X 275feet( x 2rolls) (15.2cm X 83.8m)
8inch X 275feet( x 2rolls) (20.3cm X 83.8m)


Color sensitivity

Safety light
Use in the dark as with color paper.
Take care to avoid light that leaks from the
enlarger and LED lights.

Developing and processing chemicals
Developing and processing can be done using chemicals for Kodak color papers, Agfa color papers, or Fuji color papers.
Note that the colors will be slightly different for each processing chemicals.
Processing can be implemented using a combination of this and color paper. However, where the color developer replenishment rate is 109 ml/m2 or less for a color processing chemicals the processing amount for the Hyper Seagull must be adjusted to 50% or below. Therefore, consult with the relevant manufacturers.
Use processing chemicals in accordance with the users' manuals written by manufacturers for color paper processing chemicals.

Prints can be made on the Hyper Seagull from both color and monochrome negatives.
The Hyper Seagull is specified particularly for printing on minilab printers.

Standards when using minilab printers
(Printing is also possible on printers identical to those used in minilabs.)

When printing from color negatives
Set up a separate paper channel and adjust the sensitivity (approximately +2 using density key). Note that a more natural red can be obtained using the portrait for example, by using the C+3 setting. (This may vary between machines, so test before use.)

When printing from monochrome negatives
Set up a separate paper channel and set the printer. Select a channel that has a high frequency of use for everyday prints, transfer the data from that channel and let it become the Hyper Seagull channel. Adjust the sensitivity of this channel (approximately +2 using density key). There is no need to adjust the slope.

When using an enlarger (sheet printer)
(Use the following as a guideline since there will be differences in the kind of light source.)

When printing from color negatives
Test using a 20Y+20M CC filter. The exposure time will vary between printers. However, adjust after first using the time used for normal prints and increasing the density by approximately 20%.

When printing from monochrome negatives There is no need to select a CC filter before printing. The exposure time will vary between printers. However, adjust after first using the time used for normal prints and increasing the density by approximately 20%.

Characteristic curve  Spectral sensitivity 


Store any unopened packages of Hyper Seagull in a cool, dark place at 10C(50F) or less. If the paper is stored at high temperatures or humidifies, its photographic characteristic may change. To avoid condensation forming when the paper is used, return it to room temperature by removing from the cool, dark place at least three hours before use. When using the Hyper Seagull, avoid storing it in the magazine of the printer.

Latent image stability
When the time between printing and the development process is 12 hours or less, changes are within the allowable range. However, the more quickly latent images are processed the better.

Viewing Condition
Because dyes are used to create images on Hyper Seagull paper, note that the light used for inspecting will affect pure black images. When rendering or displaying prints, we recommend that you use a light source for daylight color rendering. (Note that ordinary fluorescent lights will increase the amount of red somewhat.)

Note that the data contained in this material represents the results of tests that this company has implemented., This data is not an indication of the performance of various products and is no indication of our product standards. It is also not a guarantee. Note also, that data and specifications may be altered without notice with any product improvements. Hyper Seagull paper has not been produced to replace the traditional black and white papers of the past. We recommend that you continue to use the traditional black and white papers (silver halide type) for long-term storage or display of images.


Artzone Index We express our gratitude to * Oriental Photo Co Europe 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 31 August 1998 


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