Just ran some more prints through the dryer but with two boxes (ea. box has four 1/4 oz packets) of gelatin dissolved in one quart of water for a flattening solution. The mottled surface effect is still there. About the only thing I can think of left to try is to add some photo-flo to the solution.
Should I be squeegeeing my prints before I put them on the dryer? I'm putting them on sopping wet. Maybe steam from all the moisture is causing this effect?