RE: VDB nasty staining problem
(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?
From: sam wang [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2007 4:47 PM
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.