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 B & W 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 in dark.

Leave for 3 days.

Rinse.

Weed-ol - Danelions

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 134 g 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 foot 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 - Golden Rod

 

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.

Weed-ol Develop 12 min. at 25°C

Agitating 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                        21°C    3 min

1st Developer (Caffenol)        21°C   15 min

Bleach                                38°C   10-11 min

Water wash                        21°C     3 min

Re-expose to light 300 Watts at 1 meter  45 sec to 1 min

2nd Developer (re-use Caffenol)    21°C  4 min

Water wash                              21°C    3 min (if using caffenol double wash)

Fix  (conventional fixer)  6 min at room temperature

Final wash.                               21°C  10 min

 

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 powder

 

 

METHOD:

Water wash                               21°C    3 min

1st Developer (Caffenol)              21°C   15 min

Bleach                                      38°C   10-11 min

Water wash                              21°C     3 min

Re-expose to light 300 Watts at 1 meter  45 sec to 1 min

2nd Developer (re-use Caffenol)    21°C  4 min

Water wash                              21°C    3 min

Fix  (conventional fixer)                   6 min at room temperature

Final wash.                               21°C  10 min