Launched in 2013 and based in Saint-Nazaire, France, Film Washi is the world’s smallest company to produce photographic materials. Specialized in handcrafted film making and industrial film conversion, Film Washi offers a wide range of unique and innovative films.
Film Washi’s “Specialty Films” are coated by machines in other factories – but are not made for standard photography. They may have been designed for exposure through automatic machines, like motion picture sound or leader film, or even not intended for visible light, like X-ray films. Some of these films are designed for specific governmental or military uses, like surveillance films. However, these films can be hacked from their intended use – for artistic or fun purposes! That is why Film Washi converts them to standard formats to make them usable in classic cameras.
Film “R” is a panchromatic, positive paper designed for photo booths. Film Washi has converted and perforated it to be used in classic 35mm cameras.
With an ISO rating of 100, this pearl-surface paper film can be used for all kinds of subjects – especially for artistic or decorative projects where the film can really be seen as the object in itself.
Made in France using recycled cassettes.
- Maximum sensitivity: 100 ISO
- Texture: Pearl
- Contrast: Soft
- Production: Industrial coating
- Material: RC paper, 220 micron
- Transparency: None
- Spectral Sensitivity: Maximum 640 nm
- Darkroom safelight : full darkness
- 135 recycled cassette (no DX code)
- 24 exp.
This film can be loaded in classic processing reels and must be processed manually with specific chemistry for black & white slide, such like reversal kits by FOMA, ROLLEI, or BELLINI. The paper base of the film being much thicker, the re-exposure time will be increase by 50 %. It is possible to use the same processing time as FOMAPAN R100.