digital prints on "real" photo paper
I just started working with a fellow (on a project unrelated to photography) who insists the pictures he takes with his Canon Digi-something are sent to a lab and printed on "real" photo paper - not inkjet paper that looks like photo paper, but "real" photo paper that needs light to expose it, and is developed with chemicals. He says this happens without making a negative from the digital image. He also says this routinely done in England, where he is from.
Is this possible? I hope not. If so, whoever replies that it is, please supply a good recipe for crow.