Best Darkroom Enlarging Paper in 2020



MGIV Multigrade IV RC Pearl 8x10 (50 Sheets) Review:


This was the type of paper that I use for doing my black and white photography. I prefer Ilford all-around and think it's works best for darkroom stuff.

Hope this helps anyone that is involved with 35mm film and loves working in the darkroom=)

I recommend it highly!



Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe Resin Coated VC Variable Contrast Black & White Enlarging Paper - 8x10" - 25 Sheets - Glossy Surface Review:


If resin coated paper is your preference Ilford is my go to choice for incredible darkroom results. This paper offers fantastic blacks which creates wonderful depth to any piece of art that you have created. I have gone through thousands of Ilfords paper and this remains one of my favorites
Highly recommend



Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe Resin Coated VC Variable Contrast - Black and White Enlarging Paper, 8x10 Inches, 25 Sheets, Glossy Surface (116 8190) Review:


I got this paper because I was running of for my film class and I got it just in time, so that was good. The box the paper comes in was sealed very well. One side was covered with the seal of the product and the other side had a piece of tape on it (which most of these papers come in). The bag the paper was in was turned with the open side on the bottom to make sure it wasn't exposed to the light and was sealed with a piece of tap as well. My paper was not exposed when I used with and it was exactly what I ordered.



Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe Resin Coated VC Paper, 8x10-Inches, 25-Pack (Pearl) Review:


My daughter is using Ilford's Multigrade IV RC Deluxe Resin Coated VC paper to develop black and white film in a darkroom, and she is extremely pleased with it. The paper prints consistently, its quality is quite good, the finish on the paper meets our expectations, and the paper is durable during development. We are happy with the price in comparison to other retail offers, though it is not an inexpensive product, to be certain.

We are happy enough so that we do not feel the urge to look for an alternate cheaper product; the quality of this one makes it a keeper for us. We are ordering our second shipment today.



Ilford B&W Paper 8X10 Multigrade IV 100 Pack (Pearl) Review:


bought this for my photos class so i won't have to buy the arista b/w glossy photographic paper that my college sells. if you're someone who dislikes fingerprints then go ahead and purchase this paper. but beware about scanning this type of paper because you will get what looks like noise which i can suspect results from the pearl aspect from this paper; glossy prints scans effortlessly w/ more contrast as well. but don't get discouraged buy this paper! the quality is above par. 100 sheets lasted my 2 semesters btw!! so this is a great deal! ilford is always a dependable brand their b/w film is great too



Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe Resin Coated VC Variable Contrast Black & White Enlarging Paper - 8x10" - 25 Sheets - Pearl Surface Review:


Ilford is a great company that has stuck by traditional photographers for years now which is really saying something. That commitment to traditional photographers really shows in the quality of this paper. I only use Ilford papers and i can assure you, they are top of the line with consistent quality, which is one of the most important aspects for me. The worst thing is inconsistent paper because there's really no way to be in control of how your prints develop when that's the case.

On a side note, I think I ruined a pack of about 100 sheets of this paper by accidentally leaving it in my car in the 110 degree summer heat here in Texas. I'm still going to try developing it and maybe get some interesting results! Could be interesting but don't make the same mistake I did! Keep your paper protected in the right temperature and humidity.



Ilford MGFB Classic Glossy - 8inx10in 25 Sheets Review:


This Fiber Based paper lightly more expensive than Resin Coated paper, but you will get much better quality in your prints (tonally and texture wise). It does have a tendency to warp as it dries so anticipate heating it to remove this and flattening it after it dries.
I was impressed by the adaptability of page and and the quality of the final prints. Definitely good for fine art prints. Will purchase again.