For the last week I have been working with Richard Boutwell from B&W Mastery to get the smoothers tones using his software QuadToneProfiler-QuickCurve to work on getting smooth tones in the highlight sections of a Direct to Plate Photopolymer Gravure. I think we have been successful and will be working still to improve it especially when he releases his latest version of his software which is very easy to use.
Here are the results:
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As you can see in the screen shots of the tonal charts at 500%, DTP before had dots that could easily seen and now they do not in the DTP after linearization.
You can download and see all the files yourself here.