I know there has been a few threads in the past about this stuff, but I feel it is interesting enough to warrant some further discussion.
I've been using it fairly extensively with pinhole photography, which is something I think it is very well suited for. I've got a few questions for the experts out there though...
First off, I'm having trouble wrapping my brain around this because I'm so used to dealing with negatives, but if my print comes out too dark in the developer, because it is a direct positive it is underexposed correct? I know that sounds like a dumb question, but seriously my brain just can't comprehend it.
Also, as others have said, this stuff is really contrasty. With pinhole work I don't mind this so much as looks pretty cool, but it has been mentioned that "pre-flashing" the paper can help reduce this. Does anyone have any links to some tutorials about this? I assume it means blasting the paper with some light prior to exposure, but for how long? Five seconds? Ten seconds? How strong of a light source?
Anyway, thanks everyone for your time!