Donald: I went back over this thread (much more compelling than going back outside to dig the drainage ditch around our house even deeper. The PNW is flooding. AZ sounds really good right now :-) The silver gelatin emusion that I (and PE) have been working with doesn't enter the paper in the same way as pt/pd or the salted POP types. When it is applied it looks like white jello - still warm and thin enough to flow. Even though it sits on the paper's surface, it is very durable. I haven't had any peel off or scratch (though I tend to be a tender technician). It is just thin enough to allow the texture of the paper show through. A print coated on baryta paper is very smooth, but the emulsion can be coated on all textures, greatly influencing the character of the final product.