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soft border when using easel
Old 10-27-2019   #1
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soft border when using easel

Hi all,

I have spent part of my weekend developing photos in my improvised bathroom/darkroom (for the second time ever) but I have now stumbled upon a - to me - curious problem I hope you wise internet-friends can help me solve.

When developing "smaller" papers of 13x18 cm and 9x13 cm my pictures come out with one or more soft borders as seen in these photos:

soft border by Søren Davidsen, on Flickr

I have used the same easel for all pictures, and the borders of bigger paper sizes (18x24 cm) all come out okay:

border okay by Søren Davidsen, on Flickr

I use a Leica Focomat V35, Ilford Multigrade developer, Ilfostop and Tetanal superfine plus. IMy first thought was that the age of the paper could be a factor as I got it with the enlarger and do not know its age; this problem occurs across different papersizes from different batches that have all been stored dark and in light-tight plastic bags (in the back of a closet where the sunshine never comes)

Any suggestions as to what could be causing this?
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