I agree that the term 'hybrid' sounds a bit too sci-fi and I agree with Leigh's term of digital shooting feeling 'soul-less'

I have always shot 95% b/w and digital is a VERY difficult sell to me for monochrome imagery.

I have had people tell me that a good digital print is more archival than a silver print - I just can't buy that. The technology of putting ink 'on' a piece of paper just can't last as long as something put 'in' the paper. Or am I letting common sense get in the way?

Anyway, if anyone has any other suggestions for me to achieve what I am after, I am more than happy to hear them. For example, should I make a digital print and then photograph the print on a copy stand so I have a film neg?