Re: A kallitype gallery

From: Mike Klemmer ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 05/17/04-07:51:37 PM Z
Message-id: <000a01c43c7a$aabdd220$0200a8c0@downstairs>

Re: A kallitype galleryHi Sandy,

In order to tone properly first and foremost the print must be completely fixed and clear of residual fixer. I usually do the toning after the hypo treatment and a 30 minute water wash.

I've been using Kodak Rapid Selenium with a dilution of 10 gms./1liter. Four or more 8x10 prints can be toned with about 1.5 liters of toner at this dilution. I do not tone longer than 5 minutes with constant agitation. The print will turn a nice dark stained oak color during this period. Longer toning can cause a reversion back to a lighter brown color and possibly some bleaching of the shadows.

Toning with stronger solutions of Kodak Rapid Selenium is not recommended for kallitypes, as rapid bleaching is possible.

Also - I've optimized my negative curve for the selenium toning as well.


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Sandy King
  Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 2:48 PM
  Subject: Re: A kallitype gallery

  Yes, I enjoyed looking at your work.

  I wonder if you would describe how you tone your kallitypes with selenium. I have toned most of my kallitypes with either gold or a combination of palladium and platinum and have never been quite satisfied with selenium, but you appear to have found a good procedure.


    Lovely inages Mike, really nice page


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Mike Klemmer
      Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 4:25 AM
      Subject: A kallitype gallery

      Hello all,

      I've been making good progress on my kallitype printmaking and thought I would share a link to some of my prints. These are scans of the smaller prints, because trying to scan a 13x13 inch print on my 8 1/2x11 inch flatbed is frankly a pain in the rear end.

      These are all traditional kallitype prints that have been selenium toned. I try to put up 2 - 4 new prints a week, so keep checking back in.


      Michael Klemmer
Received on Mon May 17 19:57:51 2004

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