Hi,

I'm Pl printing some 10x8 negs. After the first print I've noticed that fine dotty patches of emulsion are being lifted from the neg and depositing themselves on different locations. The result is dark dots where the emulsion is missing and white dots where the emulsion has ended up.

I'm using Arches Platine paper and allowing the paper to dry for 30-45 minutes before printing. I make sure the sheen has disappeared before making the print.

The negs are Shanghai 100 10x8 sheet film processed in T-max developer. They are fixed for 5 minutes in Ilford Rapid fixer.

Anyone got any tips? Would a hardener help? Is my paper too wet when I'm printing and this is softening and then lifting the emulsion?

Thanks for your help,

James.