I recently got a 500-sheet box of Kodak single-weight polycontrast paper that turned out to be fogged. While I got a full refund from the seller, I thought it would still be a pity to throw them out. Looking around on the internet I found that the paper can in fact be used for paper negatives. In fact, because the paper is already fogged, it didn’t even need to be pre-flashed to bring down the contrast typical of photographic paper. Rating the paper at ISO 3, I was able to get very usable imaged from this approach. In fact, I have never used my 8×10 Kodak View No.2 camera as much as I have this past week. The images come out looking very “tactile”, for lack of better word. I reckon I will be using this process a lot more in the coming weeks.
This is the camera I am using.