452. Printing

Printing. Print a shade lighter than for gold tones.

453. Washing

Washing. Wash in eight changes of clear water before toning to thoroughly remove all free silver. Handle prints over in each wash water and tone in the following bath:

454. Gold Bath.

Water.........................................

64 ozs.

Acetate of Soda (Saturated Solution)..........

.6 drs.

Aristo Gold, No. 2.............................

..1 dr.

Borax, enough to turn red litmus paper blue in 1/2 minute, or sufficient to prevent high lights from bleaching.

455. Tone in this bath until the yellows are just out of the prints. The highlights should be clear and the shadows a bright cherry red. The bath must not be too strong and should tone slowly. This tone will be reached in from four to six minutes. When toned place in clear water. Wash through two clear waters and place in the following bath:

Water................................................

64 ozs.

Alum (Saturated Solution).................................

.2 ozs.

456. Keep prints in this alum bath for 10 minutes, handling them over. Prints will not show any change in this bath, as it is only used to set the tone. Wash prints when they come from this bath in four changes of clear water.

457. Hypo Bath

Hypo Bath. Fix in hypo bath, 15-grain strong (hydrometer test), or two ounces hypo crystals, to 42 ounces water, for 15 minutes. After prints are fixed, wash two hours in running water, or 15 to 18 changes by hand. Lay out to dry. After prints are dry they can be straightened by dampening slightly on back with a sponge and then putting them under pressure until dry, when they are ready to be trimmed and mounted. Prints toned in this way will dry about two shades colder.

458. A Simple Formula for Sepia Tones. Printing.- Print about two shades lighter than for black and white tones.

459. Washing

Washing. Wash in four changes of clear water, and in the fifth water add two ounces salt to every gallon of water. Allow prints to remain in this wash five minutes, or until they have turned to a golden yellow. Then wash in three more changes of water, and when finished, tone to the color desired in the following bath:

460. Gold Bath

Gold Bath.

Water........................................,

..80 ozs.

Aristo Gold, No. 2............................

...1 dr.

Salt..........................................

.. 1/2 oz.

461. Borax, enough to turn red litmus paper blue in 10 seconds. Speed of toning, about 8 to 10 minutes.

462. After prints are toned place in stop water, two ounces salt to the gallon of water.

463. Hypo Bath

Hypo Bath. Then fix in hypo bath, 15 grains hydrometer test, for 15 minutes. Wash as usual.

464. This formula will produce any tone from a bright cherry sepia down to a cold brown, the intermediate tones depending on depth of toning.