Has anyone tried Vietnamese birch?

I just purchased some plywood from a local Imco where I’ve purchased before. I thought I was getting the same birch they usually have from Columbia. I only noticed after I started doing a raster on it. The blacks come out faded. It’s hard to get any different tones on it. I’ve been trying different settings, but so far no luck. Wondering if anyone has any experience with this material and has any tips?