Caffenol and Beyond

Caffenol

1 L. of water (room temperature)

54 g washing soda

16 g vitamin C

40g cheap instant coffee

Combine ingredients in above order until dissolved

Temperature of mixture will increase (exothermic reaction)

Cool to 21°C

Method for black & white negative film

Must be done in total darkness

Water rinse 1 min.

Caffenol Develop 15 min. (agitating gently)

Water rinse 3 min. if you want to preserve your fixer you can do this water rinse step again.

Fix - chemical 6 min OR Eco fix 3 days

Water rinse 10 min.

Hang dry

Dagie's Eco Fix

250 g salt

250 ml water

Disolve the salt in water

Add film to solution in the dark.

Leave for 3 days (in the dark)

Weed-ol Dandelions

Chop 79 g of dandelion leaves

Boil in 1.5 L. of water, let steep

Cool to room temperature

Combine in order:

1 L. of dandelion tea

100 g of washing soda

20 g of Vitamin C

Method

Water Rinse 3 min.

Weedol Develop 12 min. at 25°C

Agitate gently every 30 sec.

Water rinse/wash 5 min.

Chemical Fix 6 min. OR Eco fix 3 days

Water Rinse 10 min.

Weed-ol Colt's Foot

Chop 134g of colt's foot leaves

Boil in 1.5 L. of water, let steep

Cool to room temperature

Combine in order:

1 L. of colt's food tea

100 g of washing soda

20 g of Vitamin C

Method

Water Rinse 3 min.

Weedol Develop 12 min. at 25°C

Agitate gently every 30 sec.

Water rinse/wash 5 min.

Chemical Fix 6 min. OR Eco fix 3 days

Water Rinse 10 min.

Weed-ol Goldenrod

Chop 6 - 7 golden rod flower heads

(shake off any insects before boiling)

Boil in 1.5 L. of water, let steep

Cool to room temperature

Combine in order:

1 L. of golden rod tea

100 g of washing soda

20 g of Vitamin C

Method

Water Rinse 3 min.

Weedol Develop 12 min. at 25°C

Agitate gently every 30 sec.

Water rinse/wash 5 min.

Chemical Fix 6 min. OR Eco fix 3 days

Water Rinse 10 min.

One Kind of Eco-Reversal Bleach

220 ml 35% hydrogen peroxide

700 ml water

80 ml vinegar - 5% acetic acid

Method
Water wash 3 min. 21°C
1st Developer (Caffenol) 15 min. 21°C
Bleach 10-11 min. 38°C
Water wash 3 min. 21°C
Re-expose to light 300 Watts at 1 meter for 45 sec. to 1 min.
2nd Developer (reuse Caffenol) 4 min. 21°C
Water wash 3 min. 21°C
Fix (convenional fixer) 6 min. at room temperature
Final Wash 10 min. 21°C

A good recipe to start from but you may need to alter it depending on your eco-developer.

Another Kind of Eco-Reversal Bleach (with citric acid)

200 ml 35% hydrogen peroxide

300 ml water

13.5 g citric acid poder

Method
Water wash 3 min. 21°C
1st Developer (Caffenol) 15 min. 21°C
Bleach 10-11 min. 38°C
Water wash 3 min. 21°C
Re-expose to light 300 Watts at 1 meter for 45 sec. to 1 min.
2nd Developer (reuse Caffenol) 4 min. 21°C
Water wash 3 min. 21°C
Fix (convenional fixer) 6 min. at room temperature
Final Wash 10 min. 21°C

A good recipe to start from but you may need to alter it depending on your eco-developer.

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