So this is a question that is in regards to the merits of steaming prints.
We spot first then flatten , then steam, the thinking the steam allows the spotting dye to suck into the emulsion and become invisible.
We also in colour work use **in past** kodak dyes and with heat and soft spot colour tone prints .. then we would steam the prints and the dyes would suck in and be invisible as well.
John Sexton - wrote articles on steaming prints and how the steam will make the glossy fibre print look more luxurious.
Now I have never done this for one reason and one reason only, In Canada the humidity will drop to very low values and I feel the value of the steam will be lost when the humidity drops to very low values.
Ralph, Ian and others thoughts or observations, maybe John himself will chime in.