I use Adox in 8X10 and once the heat breaks I will order both the 8X10 and 12X16. I think it is a basic VC paper, reminds me of the old Dupont papers, I don't think there is any incorporated developer. J&C recommend a red safelight, last weekend I changed from polycontrast to Adox and forgot to change safelights and got somewhat gray hightlights, once I recalled to use red, problem was solved. I find it to be as fast as polycontrast or Ifford multigrade. A roll is a lot paper so I agree that you might want to order a box to try.