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RE: VDB nasty staining problem

OK since I am a devoted VDB printer I will add my process. I rinse in 3
successive baths of water with a small amount of acidic acid. Followed by a
wash of 3-4 minutes in fresh water. Then toned in palladium directly into 5%
hypo never had a stain problem. I know we all have our own methods that work
for our own particular work, and this is the beauty of these processes but I
am always interested to share these eclectic methods.


Scott Weber

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Bryant [mailto:dsbryant@bellsouth.net]
Sent: Thu 5/3/2007 3:42 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: RE: VDB nasty staining problem


I'm always open to new methods. I'll give it a go sometime.


-----Original Message-----
From: sam wang [mailto:stwang@bellsouth.net] 
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2007 10:59 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: VDB nasty staining problem


I should have said film strength Rapid Fixer, as least that's what she

Yeah, I would have expected a blank print, but the DMax was quite deep.
Maybe it's the Weston paper she used?!


On May 3, 2007, at 9:57 AM, Don Bryant wrote:

> Sam,
> 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.
> Yikes! Rapid fixer. Can you share any details Sam?
> Thanks,
> Don

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