That's probably not contrasty enough. For albumen, which is also a printing out process, I usually want a neg that is too contrasty for grade 2 Azo, and a neg that prints well on grade 2 Azo usually needs about grade 0 on MGFB. So you might try making a neg that's too contrasty for grade 0 with your favorite VC paper.
Originally Posted by argus
Second this -> a negative suitable for grade 2 s/g paper will definitely need a contrasting agent in the coating solution to print well with pop pd process.
BTW, the negatives I prefer for POP Pd prints (w/o using a contrasting agent) have a density range around log 2.8 -> probably not printable even with grade 0 s/g paper!
You can use Ammonium Dichromate in the coating solution. IIRC, 1 drop of 1.25% AD in 10 drops of combined AFO + LiPd coating solution will give you a sensitizer that requires negatives with a density range around log 1.8...
Hope this helps,
Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera