New Ilford Multigrade Resin Coated Portfolio Photographic Paper, Reformulated and relaunched in 2021. Ilford Multigrade Resin Coated Portfolio is a premium double-weight resin coated, variable contrast paper.

We are delighted to share some exciting product news. The launch of the brand new and improved Ilford Multigrade Resin Coated (RC) Portfolio darkroom paper.

Available to pre-order now

Reformulated and relaunched in 2021, New lford Multigrade RC Portfolio is a premium double-weight resin coated (RC), variable contrast paper.

It combines the rigidity, weight, and premium quality feel of Ilford double-weight fibre-based papers with the ease of use, convenience and quick, flat drying characteristics associated with all Ilford RC papers.

The redesigned RC emulsion also closely emulates the image tone and sensitometry performance of Multigrade Classic FB paper, so alternating between RC and fibre is now easier than ever.

This paper integrates some of the best characteristics of both bases making it perfect for all printers – from students and beginners to experienced darkroom professionals wanting extra special, premium quality prints for clients, portfolios, or exhibitions.

Compared to the previous Ilford Multigrade IV RC Portfolio - what you need to know

Like its predecessor, this paper offers exceptional image quality throughout its wide contrast range of grades 00-5, but with several important advancements in performance.

Utilising the 5th generation Ilford Multigrade emulsion, it benefits from a slightly warmer base tint, better blacks for greater depth, improved mid-grade spacing and a smoother sensometric curve providing more uniform contrast throughout the tonal range.

Note: New Multigrade RC Portfolio is currently only available with a Pearl surface and is no longer available as a 10x15cm (4x6”) back-printed postcard. However, the 10x15cm pack does include a sample postcard layout to easily create your own.

How to make a postcard using Ilford Multigrade RC Portfolio - Pearl Finish.


New Multigrade RC Portfolio is part of the Ilford Multigrade system and seven full grades of contrast can be achieved when used with Ilford Multigrade filters. It can be used with most common safelights for black & white darkroom papers such as the Ilford 902 safelight filter.

View range: New Ilford Multigrade RC Portfolio range