here's a suggestion to try, but you might want to experiment first of course: You can wax your prints to get a sheen back on them (after flattening them) and also protect them somewhat.....I have used turtlewax, but there is probably something more appropriate.
Anyone have any suggestions for a steamer? Would a clothes steamer do the job? Suggestions?
I would like to get more gloss, but I really don't want to ferrotype. Too time consuming.
I use a kitchen kettle.
Be careful, the steam is hot!
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2