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    I have, a long time ago. I got something that looked really cool, to me. It did have a greenish-bluish-silvery-ish color to it. It almost looked metallic. Pretty, but not as contrasty as I usually like. It was a look all it's own. I didn't keep doing it though. In fact, I think I threw all the color paper away.

    edited to add; if you can get into photo.net you might still be able to see this. i can see it. i must have scanned it in grayscale because you can't see the color of it, but this is the b&w negative printed on color paper. http://photo.net/black-and-white-pho...g-forum/004a6o

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    Yes. You have little control over anything but the color cast, however. This is how labs make automated b/w prints when you give them your Kodak C-41 b/w film, or a digital file. The cool thing is that you can "tone" a print however you would like. Bad thing is that you should have "perfect" contrast on the negative, since you only have a few papers from which to choose (Kodak Supra Endura, Kodak Ultra Endura Metallic, Fuji C, and Fuji S, and some transparency materials that are designed to be used in backlit displays). "Perfect" contrast for printing onto color paper is different than "perfect" contrast for printing onto b/w paper, so you have to shoot and develop for your intended print medium for best results. Also, all off-the-shelf color paper is RC, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nworth View Post
    The question here was about printing color paper with black and white chemicals. The usual black and white paper developers would not activate the color couplers in the paper, so the cause of the greenish cast would have nothing to do with the color of the negatives or (probably) the color couplers in the paper. The utility of the idea is to be able to make good black and white prints from color negatives. Regular black and white paper, in general, can not do that. You need something with panchromatic sensitivity and high contrast. Papers like that used to be available (e.g. Panalure), but they are no longer around.
    The comment about the greenish tint was a B&W negative with colour paper done at a mini-lab, in colour chemistries. The OP I thought was talking about using colour paper as it's cheaper then B&W paper, unless someone has already tried it, someone should do some experiments......

    My comment stands, using the proper materials for your prints is going to give the best results, and there may be cheaper ways to do it, if you think outside the box.
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    Color paper would possibly print B+W negs, but the contrast wouldn't match. You can process them in b+w chemistry, but there is not enough silver in the paper for a proper print. The DMAX will be very low.

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    Thank you all for the responses. All in all it does not sound good for general printing but could be good if it's just some weird look you might be going for. It was just a thought. I stick to my regular paper.
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