Arista Ortho Litho Film 3.0


4×5 to ULF



Ortho Litho 3.0 from Arista is a line and halftone camera film designed for pre-press applications. As a high-contrast film, it is characterized by a very steep gradation and gradation tone, along with a wide density range with high Dmax and low Dmin values for enhanced UV transmission. For halftone, high-contrast applications, rapid access processing in ACD chemistry, such as Majestic 650, is recommended; for continuous tone use, diluted B&W paper developers are recommended for lower contrast results.

For easy handling of the film, the emulsion incorporates a dedicated layer to prevent Newton rings, as well as separate anti-static and anti-stress layers to protect against dust, scratches, and other damage. Additionally, it can be handled and processed under a red safe light.

Note: Litho films are used for lithographic reproduction. That is negs of line art, type, half-tones, etc. These are things that are pure black and pure white only, limited no mid tones.

Arista Ortho Litho 3.0 3.9 x 4.9 is cut slightly smaller than 4×5 to fit properly in 4×5 film holders.

                                      4.9 x 6.9 is cut slightly smaller than 5×7 to fit properly in 5×7 film holders

                                      8×10 will need to be trimmed for 8×10 film holders


  • Very steep gradation and gradation tone
  • Exceptional dot-and line sharpness
  • Wide exposure latitude and development latitude
  • Low Minimum density and good UV transmission
  • Faithful reproduction of the original
  • High maximum density
  • Anti-static layer for dust-free handling
  • Anti-Stress layer to help protect against scratches and other damage
  • Special layer in the emulsion to prevent Newton rings
  • ISO rating can rely on process, but generally can be rated at .5 – 6 iso
  • Can be processed under red safe light

Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg

5 to 6

Film Type

Ortho Litho film

Film Processing

Arista Litho A&B Powder Developer