ARGH ! ! ! ! ! This has been a very frustrating afternoon. I wanted to try some new paper types for Pt/Pd printing so I got a few sheets of Lana Aquarelle from B&S. Started my printing session making a couple of prints on Bergger COT 320 and everything went fine. Then I tried making some test exposures on Lana Aquarelle with a 4 x 5 step wedge and everything started going wrong. First images came out super grainy and no where near getting close blacks to where they should be (15 minute exposure). Came in and checked on the forum about what other people's "problems" have been and found everything requiring pre-soaking in Oxalic Acid, to double coating, to super humidifying. Grain problems seem to be a trend among most printers. Tried double coating and it came out darker - sort of close to what I wanted, but instead of super grainy, it's only really grainy. Looks somewhat like a Lith print. Now if that was the affect I was looking for, I would be extatic, but it wasn't and I'm not. To top it off, after the double coating process, the print wouldn't clear completely and it's left with yellow edges. B&S describes this paper on their website as one that is one of their favorite papers for Pt/Pd and good for beginners and experienced printers. I don't see this at all in my limited experience today. Not sure what I'll do with the paper I have left. I don't want to waste more Pt/Pd chemicals on it and not get consistant results, and all the "pre-treating" that it appears is needed is more trouble than I want to go through. Am I alone with all these problems or are others having the same experiences as I am?