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As a novice to this, what bleach do I use and what dilution. After bleaching do I tone and then fix and wash or ? I understand that this can be done in sunlight so that the smell is reduced. Thanks for the help.

-- Wayne Crider (, April 05, 2000


Buy the Kodak Sepia toner and read the directions carefully and you will have all the information you need to tone your prints. It is a daylight process. Pat

-- pat j. krentz (, April 05, 2000.

There are two kinds of sepia toners available. The sulfide based ones stink. You have the non smelly ones too - made by Fotospeed, Paterson, etc. With these, you'll be OK even in your bathroom or darkroom.

-- Sriram (, April 05, 2000.

Usually, if the print is dry, you first soak it. Then you bleach and tone. Finally, you wash, and dry the print again. All of this can be done in the light. Good ventilation is essential.

-- Thomas Wollstein (, April 06, 2000.

There are two types of sepia toners. One is bleach and redevelop, the other is direct toning.

The Kodak Sepia Toner is bleach and redevelop, both are provided in the kit, and there isn't any signigicat smell, if I recall correctly. Follow the instructions provided and you'll have no problems.

The direct toners are Kodak Polytoner and some others. These have a strong smell. I suggest the bleach & redevelop first. It has fewer variables so results are easier to get.

-- Charlie Strack (, April 13, 2000.

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