Announcing our New B&W Paper: Fibre-based Matt

Introducing our newest Black & White Paper: HARMAN GDS FIBRE-BASED MATT, providing a flat-matt alternative to our signature fibre-based paper.

In response to the increasing demand, HARMAN has introduced a brand new silver gelatin, premium quality, matt finish, panchromatic photographic paper that not only replicates the qualities of their Fibre paper but is also receptive to hand colouring and chemical toning, making this hybrid product completely unique. Metro has been working closely with the company to test the paper in order to produce the best quality print possible.

“It has taken a number of years to develop the HARMAN GDS FB Matt paper and we are delighted by the results. Feedback from the market trials of the product has been spectacular so we are really excited about finally being able to get a product such as this out to our photo lab customers.”
Giles Branthwaite, HARMAN Sales & Marketing Director.

Formulated with the very latest B&W Silver Halide Emulsion technology, and optimised for digital exposure, the fibre-based matt delivers excellent contrast and sharpness with a neutral image tone. Allowing for superb and continuous B&W tones on both images and text, the gallery-quality results are equal to those seen with traditional B&W hand-printing but can be prepared from a variety of mediums, such as B&W or colour negatives, positives or prints.

The new HARMAN GDS Fibre-based paper stands alongside our original format at 310gsm but with a double-weight Baryta matt finish. Supplied on a 50″ (127cm) roll, we can produce prints up to 108 x 48″ (2744 x 1219cm).

Prices can be found here.

Pictured: HARMAN GDS Fibre-based Matt (left) overlaid HARMAN GDS Fibre-based Gloss (right).
Image © Karen Hook

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