This is absolutely correct. The "quarter test" is quick and easy but even after passing it, you can have a severe fogging problem.
Originally Posted by noseoil
This test takes time but it will reveal the true extent of your fogging problem:
All safelights will eventually cause fog. Your job is to keep the illumination level low enough and your print handling process fast enough so that your print will be in the fixer long before you hit the safelight fogging threshold.
Have you checked your enlarger for light leaks? Put a mirror on your enlarging easel, put a lens cap on your enlarging lens, turn off all the lights and then turn your enlarging lamp on. Inspect you enlarger from every possible angle - including from the easel area. You may be leaking white light.
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