ILFORD Multigrade IV is, along with the MCP, the best-known photo paper on the market. It is coated on a brilliant white paper base with optical brighteners. Consequently, it looks very brilliant and “sharp”. The image tone is neutral black, similar to Fomaspeed. ILFORD Multigrade is very stable from batch to batch, thanks to the large production volume, and works well for short exposure times. The paper lays absolutely flat. The mat 44M is roughly equivalent to the Pearl surface from Kodak.
Variable contrast: 00 – 5,5
Darkroom light: Red or orange
Surfaces: Glossy (1M), Satin (25M), or Pearl (44M)