Oil print and dichromate question?

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  1. Erik L

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    Hi folks,

    For any of you oil printers out there, does changing the percent solution of the dichromate change the contrast of the final print in a way similar to the carbon process? Many thanks to any clues given.
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    Erik
     
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    not doing the carbon process, but yes: change in percent solution will change contrast...

    However, you can controll a lot of the contrast by altering the stiffness of the oil used in the inking...
     
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    Thank you Gandolfi!
     
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    Is it the stiffer the ink the more contrast you will have?

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    yes - that is my experience.