Washi Y is the latest version of Washi's iconic 'Japanese paper' range - replacing the original "W", which was Washi's first ever product!
Washi Y uses the same Kozo paper base but is coated with a panchromatic 100 iso emulsion (faster than before) which makes it much easier to expose and to use with all kind of subjects.
The paper backing will give your medium format photos an unique textured look - a signature of visual interest that cannot be simulated with other means.
Please do not use this film in 120 cameras with autowind features as they can stretch or snap the paper!
To understand more about the details above you can check out our film guide or if you want some inspiration then head over to our page on choosing your next film. And if you want the full details about the film, including technical information, read about Washi W over on EMULSIVE.
For more information about the brand check out our bio of Film Washi
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When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Washi W Film 120 B&W ISO 25 today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
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It was my first experience with this type of film, I experimented in the studio with a model on the piano forte, I used only a point of light to my right to create the shadow, here I used the camera Holga Pinhole WPC 120 I can say that you can get good results the development I stuck to the classic method, as illustrated by the video I found on the net
If you are looking for something a bit different, this is a great film to explore. Focus on the lines of your subject, strong graphics, and forget about midtones. Developing is easier than you may think. I use slightly older paper developer and have found that a clip at each end makes it easy to handle in the darkroom. I also put the developer in a narrow long plant tray which ensures even development. To flatten it once it is dry, I put it for a few hours between glass sheet. And then the fun can begin in the darkroom.
Washi W is a high contrast film on textured Japanese paper. You get 16 exposures on 135 but a full roll of exposures on 120. The exposure latitude seems to be narrow and the mid tones seem to drop out, and that’s even with giving it plenty of light. Developing the film accentuates the papers texture as it tends to wrinkle as it dries.
Leaning into this, when capturing images look for strong graphic elements, silhouettes and shapes, and be prepared to lose the midtones. Don’t be afraid of negative space and blowing the highlights, which will show the papers texture rather than being an ugly blank space.
Home developing can be in trays or in Film Washi’s special feels.