Recently I did some work that involved copying on to film some archival papers - about 80 images in total. To cut a long story short I ended up using Kodak BW400cn - the wrong film! I say wrong film because 1. Kodak has it down as a B+W film suited to making B+W prints using the colour process, and 2. I can't get decent prints from it using MG paper.
What I'm wondering is, would this film possibly be suited to fixed grade paper better (I have none in at the mo) due to the film base colour - it's warmish brown, and any one ealse used it with any success?
Thing is I have to make a decent 10x8 off each neg - I can't do this with Ilford MG paper - I get close tones, no contrast, and a dirty looking image, and I have to say the negs are exposed OK, and look like they should make good prints.