Quote Originally Posted by Hexavalent View Post
The first few paragraphs of the datasheet give a hint to its purpose:

GALERIE RC DIGITAL SILVER has been designed using the very latest black and white silver halide emulsion technology. It has spectral sensitivity and exposure characteristics specially suited to optical digital exposure systems with tricolour laser enlargers or LED systems produced by Durst, OcÚ, Pollielettronica, Fuji and others.

GALERIE RC DIGITAL SILVER has excellent contrast, sharpness and surface finish that will give superb continuous tone black and white images or text from digital files prepared from either black and white or colour film negatives or positives, prints and digital originals. The results are equal to those seen when using conventional black and white printing materials and exposing equipment.

The first statement in the quotation given by Umut contradicts these other statements above. In this Umut is right.


Concerning colour contrast filters:
They are not used in laser etc. line-exposure. And when one modifies the colours in the data files then of course one could make a greyscale file from the beginning. But then again the question arises, why make panchro material for laser exposure?

In classical optical printing though one can use colour contrast filters and here panchro paper makes sense.