Quote Originally Posted by ntenny View Post
Well, except for the ones that actually exist, right? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the only ortho films still standing are either "line" films (Ilford, Rollei/Maco) or litho. So the answer might be more "in principle, NO!, but in practice, coincidentally yes".

Why *are* document films ortho, anyway? Is there something about pan sensitization that makes some of the document-film characteristics harder to achieve, or is it just on the assumption that any document with colors in it would need to be reproduced in color?

I have heard/read that slower films tend to have higher contrast -- most ortho films are slow, thus they tend to be higher contrast?

Ortho films would tend to hid the blue cutlines on white paper better than pan films, perhaps?