Originally Posted by Doremus Scudder
Just for the record, the Kodak Pub. G-23 you quoted from above also provides the following note (edited):
Note: You can use a working solution of Hypo Clearing
Agent to dilute Rapid Selenium Toner 1:20 or 1:40, and
eliminate the wash step between fixing and toning. To avoid
stains, don’t rinse the prints after fixing; immerse them
directly into the combination bath, and tone for
approximately 3 minutes for print protection or longer for a
tone change. Do not reuse this Hypo Clearing Agent bath to
treat untoned prints; it will contain traces of toner. After
using this combination bath, wash the prints for at least
30 minutes in running water at 18 to 20°C (65 to 75°F) with
In any case, I plan to do as you suggest and dilute the toner with water to extend its life. BTW, what dilution and time is your first and second fixer baths? Ilford recommends a single bath at 1+4 for 1 minute before toner, but they caution against over-fixing.
Last edited by silveror0; 05-27-2013 at 02:09 PM. Click to view previous post history.