Weird spot-tone effect

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by CWal871581, Jul 12, 2003.

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    CWal871581 Guest

    I have a print done on Bergger Neutral, developed in Dektol 1+2, HCA'd, washed,
    dried, toned in Se 1+19 for 5 min, HCA'd, washed, and dried that has a couple
    of white lines on it from some dust/threads that fell on the neg during
    printing. One line was in the sky and the other was in a shadowed area. I
    spotted in the very ligt sky without a problem but when I went to spot the line
    in the dark region the white line turned reddish.

    I was using the neutral black spot-tone dye (the usual almost-dry brush to pick
    up dried dye and stipple technique) by itself. To test what was going on I
    took some of it at full strength from the bottle and put it on a piece of
    trimmed white border; that turned reddish too. Then I progressively diluted it
    and still got a reddish color on the white border, but the intensity of the red
    was proportional to the strength of the solution. Then I did the same thing
    with the olive and blue dyes. Even full strength from the bottle they didn't
    leave any trace of red on the white border.

    Does anyone have any clue as to what is going on here and how I could spot out
    this print?

    CWal871581, Jul 12, 2003
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