Quote Originally Posted by sanking
I generally tone with palladium and do not see any loss of density with a total clearing time of 4 minutes with 3% citric acid. You could also decrease the strength of the solution to 1.5% or 2%.
I have been comparing gold toning to the palladium toning. The gold does not seem to do as well. I processed one print with no clearing and gold toner, and the result is poor compared to palladium toning. I am going to stick with the palladium toner and longer clearing times. Though I want to experiment with the split toning a little. Thanks!