Berg Rapid RC Sepia Toning Solution

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by jglass, May 7, 2009.

  1. jglass

    jglass Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    Multi Format
    Has anyone used this on fiber paper? What kind of results did you get?

    I used it the other night on a fiber print and again on an RC print. It did a good job on the RC print, nice even fairly subtle sepia tone, but the FB print never really came back from the bleach stage: it's literally a ghost of its former self, albeit a brownish one.

    The effect is interesting actually on that particular print, but nothing like I wanted or expected and nothing like a properly sepia-toned print and nothing like the RC print with the same solutions!

    I bought the stuff bcs. it said it was good on all papers. Any experiences here to inform my confusion?
  2. Colin Corneau

    Colin Corneau Subscriber

    Nov 20, 2007
    Brandon, MB
    Medium Format
    I've used it on Ilford's VC-WT fibre base.

    I liked it, but I did notice the bleach was very quick acting...I've not used sepia before so I'm afraid I have no broader perspective. However, the instructions mentioned to leave it in the bleach for several minutes, whereas I noticed a pronounced effect after less than 1 minute; my personal taste, for a tone that wasn't too pronounced, was some 30 seconds.