Adox Announces New Product – Polywarmtone Emulsion
Despite ended the long production run of Adox Silvermax film last week, Adox announced on March 10th, 2021, a new product, Polywarmtone Emulsion. Based on a legendary paper of the same name once produced by Hungarian photographic manufacturer Forte (1922-2007). When Forte ceased production, Adox secured the materials and equipment needed to produce the legendary Polywarmtone photographic paper.
Yesterday’s announcement is not the return of a darkroom ready paper; due to travel restrictions, the staff at Adox have been unable to travel to Switzerland to start coating paper but have continued to produce the emulsion in Berlin. Instead of having people wait for the fully coated paper, Adox chose to release the actual emulsion designed to be hand-coated onto paper and then printed because this is a liquid emulsion. You don’t have to limit yourself to only paper! According to Adox, you can coat anything you light, wood, stone, and glass.
According to Adox, Polywarmtone will produce a warm beige-green image with a vintage look. Sharp, rich, and warm, this is an excellent product for experimentation and learning how to hand coat your papers. The emulsion has a fixed contrast between 2.5-3 depending on how thick the emulsion is coated and is considered a good balance for most negatives. In addition to the emulsion, two additional products, Adox Colloida C, special coating gelatin to allow better adherence and spread on alternative surfaces and Adox EMH-1, an emulsion hardener, are also available and recommended for use. Polywarmtone will be available in 300mL bottles, which is enough to coat between 2.5-3 square meters (27-32 square feet) of surface area.
Adox will be selling Polywarmtone directly through the Fotoimpex storefront and web-shop along with their retail partners. For more information and technical details, and instructions, you can visit the Adox Polywarmtone microsite. If you are working with the new emulsion, please use the tag #AdoxPWE and #polywarmtone.