Well, stradibarrius seems to have been satisfied with the answers he got as far back as page 1 and here we are on page 4 in danger of falling out with one another.

Isn't the key to all of this an attempt by the OP to print a neg optically. That should at least show if this is a scanning issue.

I know as much about scanning as I know about the manufacture of a H bomb but it seems to me that in the several years I have been on APUG we are, in recent times, getting more and more photographic problems that are or at least may be connected to a Hybrid process and whose solution may lie in a DPUG area