Kenton,

Glad your getting something out of this.

Refining the print process is quite a process. There are some tools that can really help.

https://www.google.com/search?q=koda...on+print+scale these can be found here on occasion or on eBay.

Similarly https://www.google.com/search?q=beseler+pm2l or similar meters can many times be found for little cost and make printing much easier, once you learn to use it.