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Handcrafted and speciality film. 
 
Film Washi is the smallest company in the world to produce photographic materials. 
 
Film Washi is the creation of Lomig Perrotin, and its home is St Nazaire, france. 
 
We are over the moon to have become Film Washi's latest London home, where you can find his extraordinary films.
 
 
Film Washi V100 35mm test 1
 
 
 
Film Washi is much more than just  film. It's a story that makes it utterly magical to us. And the fact every single roll has been touched by its maker's hand. Lomig's attitude to his craft is powerful and is reflected in the beauty of his production. 
 
 
 
 As a maker, and self reliant within the realm of the possible, his attitude that embraces recycling, a great respect for the environment, and the modesty with which he places himself as a small complementary element in an industry that needs and relies on the big players to cope with popular demand is totally endearing.  We love this very 21st century way to connect with the roots of our craft.
 
 
 
 

Handcrafted films

The sensitive layer of each film is hand coated, one film after an another, which makes it a unique product. This technique creates small variations or accidents that contribute to the film’s graphic effect. Handcoating is performed on a weekly basis in his workshop of Saint-Nazaire, France.

W - 25 iso/15° - Orthochromatic film on Kozo paper

This is the original Washi Film, hand coated on Moriki Paper's Tosa Washi (Kozo). With high sensitivity to blue, less to green and no sensitivity to red light, this film gives best results with urban, portrait and still life photography. Film "W-25" is available in sheet-films and 35mm, but also in 120 or 620 formats. Watch here how to process it (external link to YouTube)

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V - 100 iso/21° - Panchromatic film on Gampi paper 

A new handcrafted film, more transparent, more sensitive and with better latitude exposure. Handcoated on artisanal Gampi paper made by Awagami Factory in Japan. Watch here how to process it (opens external link to YouTube)

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Speciality films

These films are coated by machines in other factories but are not made for regular photography. They may have been designed for exposition through automatic machines, like motion picture sound or leader film, or even not intended for visible light, like X-ray films. Some other are reserved to 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.


A - 12 iso/12° - Leader Film

Film "A" is a black & white film used as leader and protection during the reproduction process of motion picture films. It is sensitised to record technical data and offers a very fine grain and a very high contrast.

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F - 100 iso/21° - Medical Fluorographic X-ray film

Film "F" is a special X-ray film used for chest examinations and it is the first time such film is made available in 135. It is a truly a unique film that offer, being coated without anti-halation layer, a high diffusion effect and beautiful grain.

 This film is best processed like Ilford FP4+

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B - 125 iso/22° - Blue sensitive X-ray film

Film "B" was originally made for generic medical radiography and has been converted to regular sizes. Being sensitive only to blue light, "B" is recommended for portrait and urban photography.

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D - 500 iso/28° - Aerial surveillance film

Originally coated for aerial surveillance and cartography, "D" is a panchromatic negative film, offering high contrast and moderate grain.

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G - 80 iso/20° - Green sensitive X-ray film

Film "G" was originaly made for generic medical radiography and has been converted to regular sizes. Being sensitive only to blue and green lights, "G" is recommended for landscape photography.

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K - 100 iso/21° - Vintage aerial film

Film "K" is converted from rolls of Kodak Plus-X Aerographic Film 2402, that expired in 2000. The production of Kodak Plus­-X ceased in 2011, but it still remains one of the major films of the analog era. It will give good results for all kind of classic photography.

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S - 50 iso/18° - Sound recording film

Film "S" is a film used by motion picture professionals for sound recording, an use which requires very fine grain and ultra high definition. This sharpness is guaranteed by a special anti-halation layer located between the film's base and the emulsion layer, while its usually in back layer for ordinary films.

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Z - 400 iso/27° - Near infrared film

Originally coated for aerial vegetation mapping, "Z" is a near infrared sensitive film, offering nice contrast and green shades separation, making it perfect for lanscape photography.

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