Yeh cyan outta the jar is way too dark for me too. I learned that the hard way too, I usually make my own cyanish color now to get it just where i like it :)
Just did it for the first time last week and was much happier.
poster bloggin! check out some process shots here... http://butimawizard.blogspot.com/2007/04/acid-mothers-temple-poster-and-process.html
Thanks for the crit Hero D. It's a learning experience. In making the poster I learned that process cyan ink is WAY darker than screen cyan and my overprints are showing... it's like I got caught with my pants down, yikes!
Anyway, more to come. Peace!