B&H and Calumet have these trays. They are listed as Cescolite without the hyphen.
Matt, might consider something non-photographic to use...like a cat litter box or other source. Will keep my eyes open for alternatives and let you know what shows up...by the way another non-photographic source is here tried the link earlier and it was down for some reason. Have checked them out before, lots of cool stuff for us photographer types. All else fails you could make one out of plexiglass, custom made to fit your print size
Originally Posted by scootermm
You might take the exact measuremnts of what you need and have a look at a place like Lowes or Home Depot. Many of the plastic containers they sell could be used for this purpose.
Originally Posted by scootermm
But your idea to tone all VDB prints is a smart one. Un-toned they are just not very permanent.
My experience in albumen and POP concurs with Sandy's VDB and kalli info regarding which toner to use when in the sequence. I'm cheap (read poor), so I use selenium for the most part. A moderately toned kallitype (30-45 seconds in a 1:50 solution) takes on the look of a really warm pd print with no bleaching and tonal rendition that rivals pt/pd. YMMV
Originally Posted by cjarvis
Is this a 1:50 dilution of Kodak Rapid Selenium Toner? Most of the people I know who are toning kallitypes with Rapid Selenium are using a much more dilute solution, say 1:500. I suspect that kind of solution really does give much permanence but I bet your 1:50 dilution does.
And exactly when are you toning? After final wash, or do you allow the print to dry and then tone later?
Sponsored Ad. (Subscribers to APUG have the option to remove this ad.)
I'm curious, too, I came into a large batch of free silver nitrate and wanted to try out the kallitypes with selenium toning.
Originally Posted by sanking
Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!
just my two cents worth...
I havent (yet) done any kallitype printing... but in regards to VDB, overall, I dont much like the selenium toned look of a VDB print. It seems to give somewhat flatter effects to the image. sometimes almost going so much as to yellow the image more so than Id prefer. Im printing and pt toning a few 8x10 negatives from a recent visit to the Missions in San Antonio. Ill post them when/if they turn out well.
per my statement above...
This image a slightly over printed VDB print. I would have likely removed the print at around 4mins exposure... given the normal "darkening" that so noticeably occurs with fixing and drying of a straight VDB print. Im finding that when pt toning VDB prints I need to over expose it to UV light because the toning and fixing doesnt seem to darken it as much as Im used to with straight printing.
Cranes 90# Cover paper.
coated with 2ml of VDB solution.
exposed for 5min
toned in pt toner for 10mins: 10gm Citric Acid, 10 drops of platinum solution #3 added to 1000ml of distilled water
fixed for 2mins
washed for 1hr
hung to dry
My 1:50 is indeed Kodak RST. I tone after fixing (and a few minute rinse) but before the final wash.