In my case the change in slope of the linear portion of the curve makes it easier to match my paper of choice, grade 2 Azo. It therefore means that I can make my ever dwindling cache of precious grade 3 Azo last a lot longer. So for me it represents a dramatic and much appreciated improvement.
Originally Posted by Sal Santamaura
However, I think your point is well taken. If I weren't exclusively a contact printer, I would find the higher CI more difficult to control and therefore no improvement at all; in fact, quite the contrary.