I run a public darkroom here in Asheville, NC and I've recently gotten a LOT of users delving back into color printing. Many stocked up on Supra Endura before it disappeared, but some have started using Fuji Crystal Archive Type II since it's the only continually manufactured paper around. Of the prints I've seen so far, CAII has yet to produce a true, consistent black. I haven't printed with the stuff myself yet, but I've seen this complaint on the board before. My question is, has anyone tried to get a more true black by increasing development times and adjusting filtration accordingly? We use Fujimoto CP-31 and 51 units, and I could easily dial back the machine to for a longer development time. To note: we're using Fuji RA4 chemistry.
Also, someone mentioned that Aristacolor RA-4 paper is Fuji paper, but is it CAII? Or leftover type C? And has anyone had good results with it?