I'm thinking I know the answer and am looking for some confirmation and/or solution. I have been making albumen prints, taping the paper to get clean edges and using a black border around my negatives. When my prints come out of the hypo clear, the highlights are bright and white, however after washing they become grey as does the unexposed (but sensitised) area adjoing the image.
The piece of information which I think will put us on the right path has to do with my silver nitrate solution. I've been using it for a couple of weeks and noticed a white percipitation in the bottom of the bottle. Yesterday, I put the silver nitrate solution in a beaker and smashed the percipitate up and tried to get it to go back into solution. This is what I think caused the problem. I'm thinking bleaching the prints might offer some relief. Any ideas? Bill Barber