rockland Halo-chrome

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  1. Jeff Searust

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    Anyone ever play with this toner? Easy to use? Does it really give silver look? can you adjust how much silver is made metallic?
     
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    I've used it. Very tricky to use (my prints were 16x20, so that likely played into it). It does give a silver, reflective look. As far as adjusting, from what I remember it is either silvered, or it isnt. The "isnt" parts were more of a brown tone (the toner exhausted before silvering all the black in the image.). Tim Rudman's toning book has lots of information (wish I'd had it back when using the halochrome!)
     
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    it can be lots of fun, but as val indicates it can be tricky. it has a very metallic charm.

    be careful handling after toning as it is delicate .
     
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    will it work with liquid emulsions?...that could be too fun
     
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    I started to use it on Liquid Light (on acrylic sheets).. don't remember the outcome, but I recall not wanting to continue.
     
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    See-- I learned of a book I didn't know about-- I am going to grab a copy of Rudman's book
     
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    Does this stuff give a look like the time-life series of photography books? Think it's time-life. 70's-80's
    They h ave a very metallic look but have never botheredto research how those repros were done. Similar?
     
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    mine, more bronze than silver, but very metallic looking.
     
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    IF YOU GUYS ARE LOOKING FOR FUN THINGS TO DO WITH b & w PRINTS. YOU SHOULD TRY "CHROMOSKEDASIC PAINTING" PRINT TECHNIQUE.
    THE RESULTS ARE UNIQUE AND VERY INTERSTING.
     
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    mine as well... a lovely look on the right image
     
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    I have those books- they are great! And I do love that silvery look...I remember it most on the chapter on solarization...never tried the Rockland though.
     
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    So I tried it out today, and I broke the rules on two accounts... :smile:

    1. I used a rapid fixer, Ilford Hypam. Said not to.

    2. I did not print a photograph of high contrast to try on.

    It still worked OK, it was hard to get an even result. And boy is this stuff stinky! :smile:

    How important is it to use a standard (not rapid) non-hardening fixer?

    The cupric sulfate bleach is cool. I tried it with some other toners and there's a lot to be had by experimenting with it, I can tell... Off to read up on the subject.

    - Thomas
     
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    Any examples of good prints made from this? I did a search and came up with nada...
     
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    You just have to see it in person. There is a lovely reflective quality that cannot be seen via scanner/computer monitor. Sort of like looking at a daguerreotype.
     
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    I recieved a halochromes print in a print exchange - it certainly wouldn't come across as a scan.
    Lovely print. Might try it some day.