Hi Walker, I uploaded the curve just now in a separate post.
Looking at the #k values, they are much much lower than your original Print Out Master curve. But they are also much lower than my curves were only a month or so ago.
This makes sense to me because your original master created a chart with a lot of the higher values blown out, and my recent charts also needed some highlight reductions.
However, all my charts over the last 6 months have had Density values 0.03 to 1.35, This has been consistent, so I know my brightest point is not really changing no matter what curve I use.
Could it be some fogging in the chemistry? That doesn’t feel right - the darkroom has no UV light in it.
Could I try Ink Limiting at the 255 level? Perhaps I raise the 255 level to 125%? This adds #k to the first lines of a new curve.
But I am feeling my way here. Will making this change make it hard to get linearized values in the highlights below the the 255 level?