And it's good to be back!
The emulsion may be priority number one, but there's no reason that it has to be designed before or after the screen-place. We have enough people working on / interested in this that both tasks could be worked on in parallel with no problem!
Reproducing an -original style- screen may very well prove to be more difficult than the emulsion. Even though it's relatively difficult to make the emulsion, we have extensive documentation and the likes of Photo Engineer to help with that. The info on the original plates (unless i've missed something) is scant and conflicting, at best.
Does anybody like the idea of co-ordinating some distributed efforts?