Good news for pinhole photographers. Ilford Photo has brought back its Harman Direct Positive Fiber Base paper on the back of public demand after the Swiss company that made the original coating shut down.

Harman Direct Positive FB Glossy paper

Harman Direct Positive Fiber Base paper is a high-contrast, traditional silver gelatine b&w paper, with a glossy surface.

It is suitable for pinhole cameras, producing a unique positive print, without the need for a film negative.

Harman points out that it can also be used for direct exposure in large-format or Lomo-type cameras (the latter by cutting out small sheets).

The emulsion for the fiber base paper was originally made by Ilford Imaging Switzerland which closed its factory at the end of 2013.

Since then, Cheshire-based firm Harman technology says it has been ‘working hard to secure access to the emulsion and the know-how to transfer production to Mobberley’.

Steven Brierley, Director of Sales and Marketing at Ilford Photo/Harman technology, said: ‘We have had many enquiries from all over the world asking when and if users would be able to buy the product…

‘So. we are now delighted that after the uncertainty of the last 12 months we have finally found a route to bring it back.’

Harman Direct Positive Fiber Base paper is expected to go on sale in the UK in July.

Prices are expected to be as follows:

25 sheets 4×5: £11.66
25 sheets 5×7: £17.22

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