Quote Originally Posted by Erik L View Post
Perhaps try some EDTA after the initial citric acid clearing baths. Tablespoon/liter should do. I've never had a problem with cot 320, but you might give a minute or two soak in a 3% oxallic acid solution prior to coating and see if that helps. Your process looks fine to me, sometimes the stars don't align and cause havoc for some reason,
I have used EDTA disodium and it does help. Sandy King suggests that the print should have most of the stain removed by the developer. So I'm focusing on that. Perhaps I will try the oxallic acid soak on the paper. Though it seems that the oxalic acid is primarily helpful in creating deeper blacks. Though the Cott is supposed to be a very neutral ph paper, perhaps my Cottt has been compromised? and needs to be acidified?