Warmtone won't shift from green to brown...

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Dan Henderson, May 17, 2008.

  1. Dan Henderson

    Dan Henderson Member

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    A year or so ago I printed a photograph of Wright's Fallingwater on Ilford warmtone paper in Harman warmtone developer, then toned for 6:00 in KRST diluted 1:9. The combination gave me the loveliest delicate brown tones in the highlights and mid ranges.

    The other evening I printed another image with the same materials, time, dilutions, etc. expecting the same result. This print has a green tone to it, especially when compared to the Fallingwater print. Anyone have any ideas what isn't working the same for me?
     
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    With Forte Polywarmtone I had the effect, that the very fresh paper had a green tint. After 6 months the tint had become weaker and new prints had the known warm tone, no green detectable.
     
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    Are you sure that the KRST is still potent enough? It does exhaust, but can be replenished and re-used almost forever.
     
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    Sounds like maybe your toner is pooped. It does age after mixing down from concentrate. Try mixing a fresh batch (I assume you didn't make 10 liters of the stuff from the original bottle).