[darkroom] First batch of colour chemistry ordered! (and tea-based caffenol success)

Daria Juniper daria at dangershy.ca
Wed Feb 4 17:26:45 EST 2015

Yey!  I'll have to get some C41 film meow...  Thanks you Sensens!

And for the list:
Tea offers better contrast than Ilford devs and the tea variant does not 
have a 1/4 of the pungent smell that the coffee did.  If you make it 
though, mix 10 bags into 1L of 22C water, let steep with moderate 
agitation for at least 15 minutes, then mix in 3x the specified amount 
of sodium carbonate and vitamin c.

120 second dev time for paper.  Have not tried Caffinol-C with film yet, 
that's to come.

On Feb-04-2015 13:30, sen wrote:
> I've ordered a 1L kit of E6 (colour slide film) chemistry and a 5L kit of
> C41 (colour negative film) chemistry from Beau Photo, they should be here
> early next week. Once we get some practice with this, I'll order some RA4
> (colour negative paper) chemistry so we can do colour prints! \o/
> I ordered less E6 because it doesn't have a long shelf-life and I'm not
> sure who other than me shoots E6. C41 seems likely to get more use. If
> things go well and we do end up using more E6 than I expect, we can always
> order a 5L kit next time :)
> Also, last night we tried a new variation of the caffenol process we used
> a few weeks ago, in an attempt to get similar results with the lab
> smelling less bad. It worked quite well! The prints hanging up in the
> darkroom right now (other than the leftmost one) were all done in the
> green tea caffenol, and it definitely doesn't smell as bad. I've been
> making notes on the caffenol sheet hanging up behind the door on what
> we've been using.
>   -sen
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