While the printing process is fairly simple, the devil is in the details. Even coating of your paper is not as easy as you might think. In fact, that is usually where prints fail.
See that yellow stain around the image? That's iron oxide and you need to remove it...all of it. This can make you slightly insane.
Looks pretty nice if you ask me...go ahead, ask me.
From a scanned 8x10 negative and printed in platinum
The one in the foreground is a little yellow because that is the one closest to the developer.