Martin Pistor , Jun 28, 2005; 04:11 a.m.
Hi Jay, althought it shows up in literature, i'd not recommend to do paper negs. You do not only need a high Dmax, but also a long Dmin-Dmax. Obviously the Paper will add a high "fog" or Dmin. This would mean until your shadows are exposed sufficiently, your lights are too dark.
I doubt there are any lightweight FBs around. Most are at least "double" 180g/sqm or triple 280-300 g/sqm. I admit I didn't try waxing, maybe thats a way. But after starting with maco GPF i had no reason anymore. fotoimpex sells a special lightweight "document" paper by foma, but thats RC and fixed contrast. So if you insist on FB, my first guess would be Fomabrom or Adox/Classic Polycold for they are on 180 and bromide-silver gives you strong black. Martin