RE: Traveling Portfolio Cheers

From: Loris Medici ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 08/31/04-11:33:45 PM Z
Message-id: <001801c48fe5$405e6f70$ce02500a@altinyildiz.boyner>

Hi Don,

What is your procedure for toning double-coated-sligtly-overexposed
Vandykes? I happen to have one meeting that criteria - I always double
coat... but of couse don't always overexpose ;) - and would like to try
selenium toning because I'm concerned with the longevity of my Vandyke
prints... I once tried to tone Vandykes in Selenium as described in W.
White's article in Unblinkingeye (diluted 1:200, but with water - not 2%
Sodium Sulfite)... It gave me a not-so-pleasing yellowish/brown tone
because I more prefer a reddish/brown print. Toning with gold works for
me (if the toner is fresh) but I would rather prefer something ready
made (like selenium) which gives a warmer hue compared to gold.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Don Bryant []
> Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 2:11 AM
> To:;
> Subject: RE: Traveling Portfolio Cheers

> ...
> The VDB included with this round isn't a great example of VDB
> printing. It was included to show the effects of bleaching
> back over printed prints with selenium toner. Excellent VDBs
> can be produced especially when toned properly. For the
> record I always double coat the paper which gives the depth
> of contrast you speak of.
Received on Tue Aug 31 23:28:46 2004

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