Dana,

Thanks for that tip. That sounds like the simplest solution of all. Though it does raise the question of what steps need to be taken after coating and drying the paper. If one uses a hair dryer (as recommended) to dry the emulsion, does that not dehumidify the paper enough to cause problems?

Also, would you recommend acid soak even for papers that are not typically regarded as requiring it, such as Cranes Platinotype?

Thanks,
Paul