[Alt-photo] Reply: Losing DMax in Kallitype prints

George L Smyth glsmyth at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 3 21:33:47 UTC 2020

If it's the toner then that would be good/bad news - I would find the problem but then I'm out about 650ml of toner. (g)  I guess the only way to know for sure would be to buy more platinum and find out.  I do have some 1% gold so I could mix some of that up to see how well/poorly that might work.  Which gold toner formula do you use?
I use distilled water to mix all of my chemistry, and the wash before and after clearing is done by swishing a bit of distilled water in the pan, so I am thinking that the pH should be okay.
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    On Thursday, September 3, 2020, 05:27:36 PM EDT, Jorj Bauer <jorj at jorj.org> wrote:  
 I’d suspect the toner. I usually gold tone my Kallitypes and that toner definitely does not last.

But assuming it’s not the toner - has the pH of any of your solutions changed? IIRC density is affected by pH of the sensitizer pretty easily.

— j


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