trying to coat silver-based emulsions onto paper plates so they could be used as paper plates sounds like the ne-plus-ultra in post-post-modern conceptual/performance art, made to make a statement about disposable consumer culture.
For extra levels of reflexive irony, use the emulsion to print a photo of a paper plate on each paper plate!
Considering the weird way this thread started, it's kind of interesting.
San Diego, CA, USA
The lady of the house has to be a pretty swell sort of person to put up with the annoyance of a photographer.
-The Little Technical Library, _Developing, Printing, And Enlarging_