Multigrade is back!

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Finally we have a good gradation range again but filter values are out of range (you would need to set totally different values than with other papers to achieve the soft or hard grade).
You can see the PW new filtered to hard and soft- The regular grades are missing so the images are not very pretty.

Also you can see that the soft grade goes into fog because of the safelight.

Apart from this we need to keep rehearsing how to coat. The coating is not homogenous (upper part of the image) but considering that these are our first steps in in- house-multilayer coating they are also not entirely bad.

In the next weeks we need to adjust the filter values for the gradation (NOT trivial!) and keep rehearsing how to coat multilayers.

If no new obstacles occur we can have the paper go to the big coater after this. On the big coater rehearsed hands will plug the pipes.

We want to add that the long time this project is taking is also due to the fact that we have to learn everything for the first time.
If we are to make the next paper or a film things will go much faster from now on.