So I went out and bought the ingredients for the borax version of POP gold toner. I have been playing with it most of the day and I must say Ho-Hum. The gold tone, no matter what amount of time I left it in, just did not thrill me. I kept saying to myself, if I wanted a regular old Bw print I would use AZO or regular enlarging paper. I really like the warm tones of POP toned in KRST. I do amit to liking the ease of the gold toner when it came to exposure. with KRST there is a lot if iffyness but I like that. Makes the process a challenge.
Aw-well. It is good to realize that the grass is actually greener where I was. I will finish off the toner as I have a couple of negs that might benefit from colder tones. But from now on it is selenium and POP.
Now the palladium kit is calling and I might as well give it a try. Just waiting to see if Santa read my list and got me the majic brush. I don't think so, but here's to hoping.