Correct, no dispute there. But you were also comparing different manufacturers as well as you obviously had not used Forte papers before. I was merely pointing out that I found exactly similar experiences, using Forte's variable grade papers compared to Agfa papers.
Originally Posted by Donald Miller
You still seem to be missing Les McLean's point about developers and development / exposure being an extremely important factor.
Maybe it's a more European thing about image quality we exert a different type of control