[I tried to post this as a new topic, but there appears to be a problem as I can’t see it, so I’m putting it here…}
I want to create a custom curve for my preferred process which is slightly different than what’s in the pre-calibrated Quad curves. My critical variables are: Paper: Arches Platine; Chemicals: Tween + F.O. #1 equal to total Metals + Metals: 70%Pd / 30%Pt; Developer: Amonium Citrate. I have established my standard print time with the above variables.
My confusion comes in understanding the proper order of these steps:
Q1. Do I first print the 129 step using the Master quad (section B, page 93)? and then…
Q2. Do I print the LIMITER.TIF file using Master quad (section C) and follow the instructions for limiting my quad? (Section D, page 96 says to print the 129 step with the option of using a custom limited quad, which is contributing to my confusion)
Q3. So, is the 129 step printed with the Master quad AND THEN go through the Limiting process, or do I Limit a quad first, THEN print the 129 step? (The instructions seem to give me both orders of the process)
Q4.Also, item #1 page 97 refers to the prior “STEP 2”, but I can’t see a STEP 2. Should it read STEP (section) D instead?
Q5. Section C page 93 gives instructions on creating a limited curve, and Section E page 96 appears to do the same with a different process. Which do I use?
In short, I want a customized curve for my process and just want to be sure I got the steps in order, that I’m printing the Targets with the correct curves, and I end up with a usable curve for my process.