[Alt-photo] Gold toning salted paper was Re: salted paper

Marek Matusz marekmatusz at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 30 15:15:30 UTC 2016

Thiourea gold toners have been my favorite for a long time. They do keep well. In the past I had issues with staining with this particular toner. I just got a shipment of HPR and salted some sheets yesterday. 
I have a feeling these new papers are sparkling a reinassance in some old processes. 

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> On Apr 29, 2016, at 9:37 PM, Christina Z. Anderson via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
> Thanks for this, Jean!
> I so much prefer that pinky tone that salted paper becomes as opposed to the cold platinum colors you can get from both gold or other toners.
> I agree, there is not enough formulae combined with images. Troubleshooting combined with images. I’m working on this :) Back in the day they didn’t ever print color images in the books much. Now it is no big deal to print a whole volume in CMYK.
> I just got the cutest little book, Photo Miniature Albumen and Plain Paper Printing….it does have a “color” picture in there though I think it is ink. Another old book I have actually has a tipped in albumen print! Or at least I think that is what they call it; it’s an actual print of some sort, glued in place.
> This is such a treasure hunt, this researching stuff…especially with the internet with so much free literature and abebooks with used books available from all over the world for dirt cheap.
> Chris
>> On Apr 29, 2016, at 12:55 PM, jean.daubas via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> I mentioned the Sodium acetate gold toner I like to use for salted paper but I forgot to write down the exact formula. 
>> Sorry !
>> Here it is :
>> 0.9 g        sodium acetate
>> 2.5 ml      1% Gold chloride solution
>> 100 ml     distilled water
>> Preparation :
>>   - slightly heat the water to make it lukewarm
>>   - dissolve 0.9 g of sodium acetate in the lukewarm distilled water
>>   - add to this 2.5 ml of a 1% solution of Gold Chloride and mix completely
>>   - Pour into a dark bottle and leave the toner to cool and ripen. To be sure the toner is fully ready when I have to use it , I like to leave it quiet for at least half a day.
>> Replenishment : 
>>   The toner has a long duration of life and can be re-used plenty of times by pouring it back into its dark bottle after use ; then it can be replenished by replacing the quantity of toner used by the same amount of gold chloride 1% solution.
>> Hope it helps,
>> Alternative cheers from France !
>>       Jean
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