I first rinse the print then I add the second toner. I use to tone the print with a coating rod and a one shot toner. THe second toner have less visual effect than the first one. it only add archival quality.
I also mix toner but just not try to put a such toned print in my nitrci acid bath. May be the result is the same.
The first printing is the more important as is totaly toned the highlight ( for most toner) and the 10% loss of density only happen in the lowlight.
Can I use for Van Dyke and Kallitype a TETENAL Gold Toner ?
And in waht dilution ?
Probably yes, OTOH, AFAIK, Tetenal toner is used w/o dilution; it's at working strength already...
Mind that mixing gold-thiourea toner yourself would be way cheaper. You don't absolutely need Gold Chloride (AuCl3) for the toner, Potassium Chloroaurate (K[AuCl4]) will work too. You may find this at gold platers / jewellery workshops for much better prices than AuCl3...
Last edited by Loris Medici; 06-03-2010 at 04:22 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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