April 12, 2016

posted 1 Nov 2016, 10:55 by Dawn George   [ updated 1 Nov 2016, 11:04 ]
I processed my first test from the Optical Printer in cafenol at 22 degrees.  I only developed, washed, fixed, and washed.  No need for the other steps as this is just a test. The washes were a little on the temperature warm side.  Next time I will ensure that the washes are at the same temperature as the developer and fixer.

 

Cafenol Recipe:

1 Litre Water

40 g Instant coffee

16 g Vitamin C

54 g Washing Soda

Method:

 Test #

 Cafenol

Water/Stop

Fixer 

Water/Stop 

Lights On    

Hypo-Clear 

Rinse 

Photo-Flo 

 1

 Time                 Temp

 

 Time                 Temp 

 

 

 Time                 Temp 

 

 Time                 Temp

 

15 min.              22°C

3 min. 

6 min.                19°C 

3 min. 

  

 3 min.                19°C

 10 min.

1 min.                19°C 




Results:
The film was washed-out, thin, and light (very low contrast). But WHY?

Reason:
The results mean it was underdeveloped but was it because it wasn't agitated enough or because of the exposure? 
Recording the F-stop would have been handy bit of information to have for this test, wouldn't it?
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