ILFORD MULTIGRADE ART 300 has a textured matt surface with an eggshell sheen. The new base has been specially produced for HARMAN technology by Hahnemühle FineArt GmbH. The fine art base with a MULTIGRADE silver gelatine coating has a cool base colour and warm image tone. Compared to ILFORD FB (baryta) papers slightly shorter wash times are achieved, and the paper can easily be handled in large sheets thanks to its 300 GSM weight.
Development: Ilford MULTIGRADE MG ART 300fiber can be treated in any development for black and white paper. For development times and dilutions of chemicals, follow the instructions provided in the datasheets of the developer used.
Stop Bath: the use of a stop bath is strongly recommended. This bath stops development immediately, reduces stains and prolong the life of the fixer bath.
Fixation: MULTIGRADE IV FB can be treated in any fixer for paper. For treatment times and dilutions, follow the instructions given in the datasheets of the fixer used. Do not extend the treatment beyond the recommended time, to avoid compromising the image quality.
Washing: Wash prints in running water for 60 minutes.Using Ilford WASHAID you can wash only for 5 minutes (folow the datasheet).
The standard fixing and washing recomandations are good to have prints stable over time, for all commercial need.If you need the best permanence for archivial storage of print, is recommended the use of Ilford WASHAID.To have the optimum permanence, is recommended the selenium toner (follow the dayasheet).
Storage: store unused MULTIGRADE IV FB Fiber paper in a cool, dry place in its original packaging.
Note: Photographic chemicals are not hazardous when used correctly. Always follow the health and safety recommendations on the packaging.