I don't believe that making your own silver chloride paper, would be even nearly as good as the real thing. All of the charateristics of AZO I like, are more then just what the emultion is made of. Things like the fine glossy surface quality, single weight, and the sharpness of AZO could not really be obtained with an alt. process printing style.
By the way. G3 AZO is gone. go visit the AZO forum for more info. The thread started here on APUG had to be deleted.
Well, I must say that I can coat on glossy baryta SW FB and exactly match G3 Azo for speed and density range. The biggest problem is getting Baryta SW FB paper, not making the emulsion. One maker of SW FB glossy wants a minimum order of $10,000. They sent me 12 8x10 sheets for evaluation though.
I respectfully disagree with deleting the thread. Sorry. That, to me, is a form of censorship in the interests of some higher goal that seems undefined or tenuouus to me but labeled 'consolidation'. I don't visit the Azo forum.
Tsk, tsk, shame on me, but with trying to actually rescue you Azo lovers, I just don't have the time. Which do you want? Azo work alike emulsion or whatever.....?
I spent my day trying to improve coating quality of 8x10 sheets of that 'so called' Azo paper of mine and next week will be working on 11x14 sheets of the Azo work alike.
To paraphrase a saying "make it and they will buy it". Well, I can make it all I want, but I don't want to sell it. I'm going to give it to you and let you do what you want with it. In the mean-time, I'll be too busy to hunt for Azo threads all over the internet.