Ilford XP2 is a fast black-and-white film which gives sharp, fine grain negatives. It incorporates colour film technology, giving the convenience of C-41 processing. Although XP2 is an ISO 400/27 film, its extremely wide exposure latitude offers great flexibility in use, and also provides security against inadvertent under and over exposure 120 film is edge numbered from 1 to 19 to ensure all formats can be frame-identified.
XP2 has a nominal rating of ISO 400/27. However, its exposure latitude means that it can be exposed over the range EI 50/18 to EI 800/30 on the same film. This offers great flexibility in use as standard C-41 development can be given throughout this wide range of exposures.
XP2 film is designed for C-41 processing either in a machine processor, deep tank or a small-scale processing kit; alternatively use the Ilford XP1 chemistry kit. If a minilab is used, proof prints on colour paper can be obtained, often in just one hour, prior to final printing in the normal way on Ilford or other quality black-and white papers.