Quote Originally Posted by bikegeek76
It's rc gloss. I don't thing that the issue was the texture of the paper.
Fair enuf - it rules that idea out, which is useful...

Only other things I can think of is if you are printing the Ilford at a higher contrast than the Kodak paper which would show up the film grain more, or vastly overdeveloping the paper (but I suspect you would really have to cook it in that case, which is unlikely). Try printing the same negative on both papers at the same size, grade, etc and see what you get. All jolly odd...

Good luck! Bob.