Black & White Photo Paper
Your photos won't magically appear from the camera unless you use an instant model. You still have to develop them on printing paper. The way black and white photographic printing paper is used and performs depends on the characteristics of the paper.
There are many types of different photographic papers, but they all generally have the emulsion on a paper support or base. Printing papers come in assorted cut sheet sizes, ranging from 5x7 to 20x24 inches and come in rolls up to 1,000 feet long. Some papers are coated with polyethylene or resin on both sides of the base. This clear coating is treated so the paper doesn't stick together or to other prints. Polyethylene coated papers possess water-resistant bases which mean quick developing times. Most coated papers have processing agents mixed into the emulsion. When the paper is exposed to an alkali solution the agents activate. The properties of coated paper make it ideal for processing by machine, but may also be developed in a tray in a regular developer.
Black and white film images are usually negative or recorded in reverse tones of gray. When the negative image is projected to black and white paper, it produces a positive image. Paper prints are generally viewed by reflected light and might be called reflection prints or positives. Papers are available in various surfaces including matt, semi matt, luster, high luster, pearl and glossy. You should be able to find 100 sheets of glossy paper for about $40. If possible, store the paper in a fridge and use before the expiration date. Remember to handle the paper only by the edges.