direct reversal of ilford digital silver panchromatic paper
Thanks to Simon Galley of Ilford, I had an opportunity to experiment with the ilford digital silver panchromatic black and white photo paper.
I have very good results using it as a direct reversal paper shooting at EI=12. This give you about three stops faster than the ilford direct reversal paper that they sell in cut sheets. The difference is that the digital silver is panchromatic and has to be handled in total darkness. And the process to get direct reversal is also more involved--it's the standard reversal process: develop, bleach, clear, re-expose, re-develop, fix.
I highly recommend playing with it if you can get some. On another note, is anyone interested in splitting a roll of 8" digital silver paper perhaps? you cut your own 8x10 sheets that way. contact me if interested in going halfsies or if there's more than one person we can go 3 or 4 ways.