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Re: Selenium-toning Van Dyke Brown prints


Granted, Kodak Rapid Selenium Toner gives yucky results on vandyke, regardless of rate of dilution. But I always wondered if it was the selenium that affected the image or was it the acid - at 1:100, how much selenium is there to do the toning, and so quickly?

I believe I posed the question a long time ago, "Is there another form of selenium that might be used instead of KRST, and would that do better as a toner for VD" and don't remember ever receiving a good answer.

Would you by chance have gold/thiorea toned vandyke image on the web? Would love to see it.


On Sep 25, 2006, at 3:22 PM, Loris Medici wrote:

Camden, add me to the list... I absolutely didn't like the (yellowish) color
I got from Selenium toned (1:200) Vandykes. I prefer better the original
unaltered color OR the color I get after gold/thiourea toning.