I've mostly used Stonehenge and Lanaquarelle hot press lately. I don't know your paper. The most important factor is the pH of the paper. If it starts to turn blue while it is drying, it is way too alkaline. If you get muddy unsatisfying results, the paper is a possible culprit. Some folks do an acid presoak before using. I use vinegar in my wash water, because my well water is alkaline.
Have you seen the site Alternative Photography? There are articles there that I found quite useful when I got started with alt printing.