IC, I think I see your point. I suppose I ought to pick a small packet of the current Galerie and try again. The paper I used was distinctly different from Ilford MGIV at the time. It was a touch thinner and less stiff, and warmer (base and image) than regular MGIV FB. I would be a bit surprised to learn that the recipe for that paper would have changed so dramatically at the time, but it is an interesting possibility. I'll report back when I had a chance to get a new sample, and I'll print a step-wedge, instead of an image.