Quote Originally Posted by mikepry
Here's a great formula given to me by Chad Jarvis (www.redhillphoto.com) for bringing a not quite bright enough kallitype back to life. The highlights lighten up well but what really impressed me is how the mid-tones opened up.

10ml of a 10% working solution of Farmers Reducer
25ml of hypo (same as for when printing the kallitypes)
1 litre water

5-10 minutes in this is usually sufficient.
Are you using this technique with toned or untoned prints?

I tone all of my prints with palladium or platinum and and this procedure would not be very effective since most of the silver has been replaced or coated with palladium or platinum, which won't bleach.

Sandy