[alt-photo] Re: ECONOMICS OF TONING
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Thu Aug 25 18:12:22 GMT 2011
Depends on the subject matter for me Keith.
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On Aug 25, 2011, at 1:01 PM, Keith Gerling <keith.gerling at gmail.com> wrote:
> Timely post, as gold has been selling off lately, but is by no means cheap.
> I have no expertise in toning, but I do find it ironic that so many people
> want to sepia, or brown-town a silver-gelatin print, but when confronted
> with a brown or sepia VanDyke, argyrotype, etc., the first inclination is to
> blacken it with gold-toning.
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 11:56 AM, BOB KISS <bobkiss at caribsurf.com> wrote:
>> DEAR LIST,
>> Dick's thread on his new process got me thinking about the
>> economics of toning silver alt prints like salt and albumen. One would
>> to live in a cave not to know that gold has reached its highest price ever
>> on the metals market.
>> Depending on the supplier, gold chloride comes in at about $44 per gram and
>> palladium chloride comes in at about $28 per gram. Is it only the color
>> aesthetics that keep us all using gold to tone our silver alt prints
>> of palladium? Or are there issues of permanence (though I doubt it)?
>> I haven't tried a palladium toner yet but since I buy palladium in larger
>> quantities for palladium printing I get a better price per gram and since
>> the price of gold chloride keeps climbing, it seems like a darned good time
>> to try palladium toner on some salt and albumen prints.
>> I am hoping to hear from anyone with experience with this.
>> Please check my website: <http://www.bobkiss.com/>
>> "Live as if you are going to die tomorrow. Learn as if you are going to
>> live forever". Mahatma Gandhi
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