Re: neutral B/W with Centennial POP paper?

From: Susan Huber ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 04/26/04-08:53:22 PM Z
Message-id: <006301c42c02$ce13d720$ba9dc8cf@ownereb7xeo44n>

Thank you for the information, Etienne- I have never used the platinum toner
along with the gold toner.
It does give me something to think about....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Etienne Garbaux" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2004 8:53 PM
Subject: Re: neutral B/W with Centennial POP paper?

> Andrey wrote:
> > does anybody know how to get neutral (or close to neutral) Black and
> > White tone on Centennial POP paper?
> > Untoned prints are rather orange, gold toned become cool purple..
> The traditional way to get neutral black tones on salted paper, albumen,
> and gelatin POP is to tone with an alkaline gold toner followed by an
> acidic platinum toner. As you noted, gold tends toward cool purple. Pt
> itself tends toward a brownish black. Experience will show how much time
> in the gold followed by how much time in the Pt. I wash well between
> I have never used Centennial, but expect that this procedure will work
> it.
> Certain Pt toners can get you nearly there by themselves, but the
> gold/platinum process gives better control and a nicer final result (IMO).
> Some people have reported getting neutral black from a gold toner
> containing sodium acetate. I just got weak, greyish "blacks," but YMMV.
> Best regards,
> etienne
Received on Tue Apr 27 04:44:56 2004

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