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RE: VDB nasty staining problem

Hi Sam,

(Agitation)Yes, I was agitating vigorously + I was changing the water
and draining the paper very often.

(Rapid fixer)Wow, was it an untoned print?


-----Original Message-----
From: sam wang [mailto:stwang@bellsouth.net] 
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2007 4:47 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: VDB nasty staining problem


Maybe it's how the first bath removes the extra silver that's  
important. Don's 3 cirtic acid bath might also help in this regard,  
short of importing Judy's New York water. Do you agitate vigorously?

An interesting side note: one of my students made quite good VD  
prints using undiluted Rapid Fixer, which I always thought would  
bleach the print. Just goes to show there are many ways to skin the  
cat, so to speak.