Quite a few years ago I played around the idea with shooting photo paper in large format cameras. This was long before I even had a view camera and considered shooting with one regularly. I looked into it, and the consensus seemed to be although it would work, that results would be less than desirable.
Fast-forward a couple years and I stumble upon the notion of shooting paper negatives, and, being slightly frustrated with the high cost of sheet film, it seemed like a great answer. However information is little sparse to say the least so I wanted to share my setup that works for me.
Paper: Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe MGD.44M Black & White Variable Contrast Paper
Developer: Kodak D76
Fixer: Kodak Fixer (powder)
I have found the ISO to be, under studio and daylight shooting, to be 3-4. This is a bit slower than what others have reported, but it works with my system. I haven’t found any noticeable reciprocity failure with longer exposures, but I haven’t pushed this stock too hard.
As far as developing, I use D76 1:0, which is not recommended by most out there. I develop my inspection and stop the process when I achieve what appears to be a good density. Be forewarned that developing this way happens relatively fast, however attempting to over develop has not produced a negative that is pushed in any appreciable way.
Sure, the process has its drawbacks but this costs $0.33 to shoot over the almost $2 of sheet film, and to be able to shoot more regularly with my large format camera, it is worth it.