I've been wanting to use pan papers too...there is the ilford digital silver paper that is panchromatic, but only sold in rolls--I'm looking for aplace to sell me a sample. Simon from Ilford told me not to shoot it in cameras because it's only for laser exposure. But I still want to try it--the tech graphs look like it is faster than normal paper too--my goal is to do direct positive on paper. do you maybe want to experiment with the paper too--if there' s 2 of us, maybe we can get some....either that or you may know some labs that use the stuff--can you get me some--you're in the photo "insdustry" right?
alternatively, this week I've got some color paper and shot it---did direct reversal--very disappointing in that the dmax is very very weak--light gray--it IS very sensitive compared to regular paper and it also is pan---what I"m going to do is see if I can intensify it...I'd rather just use the digital silver stuff though if I can get some strips or sheets to experiment with--if it works out I'd buy a whole roll or pay a lab to cut it in sheets.
I have an eye to makeing HUGE direct positives---to actually using the large rolls.
any interest in this?