Hi, Anyone care to educate a newb on this topic? In about a week, I will be embarking on my first exposure to Alternative Processing. Being the inquisitive type, I've been reading various topics, e.g. contact prints, platinum/palladium, etc. and especially John Barnier's book "Coming into Focus." Somewhere in my reading (not sure exactly), I came across mention of "Step Tablet." I've see references to Kodak and Stouffer Step Tablets but I'm not clear on what they are or how they are being used. I have a feeling that as I become more involved with Alternatives Processing or anything having to do with photographic printing, Step Tablets are gonna become a necessity at some point.