Kodak T-8 for Sepia Toning (Polysulfide Toner)

Kodak T-8 for Sepia Toning (Polysulfide Toner)

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    Those papers are excluded most likely because those papers do not show noticeable change in the hue. The same toner can be successfully used for image permanence purposes.

    When using this toner, it is recommended to transfer the toned print directly into a sulfite washing aid solution, like KCHA or Clearwash. This greatly reduces the risk of stain and sediment, and it also allows more precise control of the color by preventing excessive after toning.

    The image tends to darken and increase contrast like selenium toners, especially if you don't tone until the image becomes lighter brown. However, this darkening usually take overnight. Therefore, it is recommended to print slightly lighter than you want.
     
  3. Jim Noel

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    Now all we need is a source for Polysulfide. What is the chemical name?
     
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    I bought some from Photo Formulary. Not to expensive.
     
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    The trade name for potassium polysulfide is not "Liver of Soda", it's "Liver of Sulfur".
     
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    Ole, thanks for the correction.

    After toning some print here is what I found. Multigrade no change. Agfa MC nice dark brown. Cykora A light Redish Brown.
    Smell is not as strong as the Sulfide redeveloper.
     
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    You can also find liver of sulfur in art supply and craft/hobby/jewelry maker stores, used for putting patina on metals.
     
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    Does this toner offer the archival properties
    of other polysulfide toners? I ask only
    because the original post distinguishes it
    from "redevelopment-sulfide toners."

    RFXB
     
  9. Ian Grant

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    Yes it does offer better archival properties.

    Redevelopment Sulphide toners offer a far greater degree of toning, and as a result produce far browner, sepia images.

    Ian
     
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    How is the effect of this toner? Is it similar to Agfa viradon or kodak brown toner? Thanks~
     
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    Is anyone else unable to see the recipe itself?