From: Jason Halprin (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Feb 02 2006 - 17:04:26 PST
How goes it Jason? Here's a link to an article on developing tri-x
with a coffee base formula:
Other alternative developers - I once used lemonade concentrate, but
I've forgotten the times. I used it straight with hi-con film rated at
ASA 8. Anything acidic is worth a shot, and vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
can be substituted for Hydroquinone in developer formulas.
As far as emulsion goes, the book "Silver Gelatin" by Sarah Jones and
Martin Reed has a number of recipies for home-made B&W emulsion, though
the only ones I've created have been closer to ASA 1 or slower. And
I've never been too successful getting it to stick on film. Nowhere
near solid enough for anything other than direct contact prints. Any
advice people have on that would be very appreciated.
--- Jason Wade <email suppressed> wrote:
> Hello Frameworks folks!
> I'm looking for information on alternative processing techniques and
> I'm interested in making my own film emulsion. I'm especially
> interested in figuring out how to make film emulsion that has an ASA
> of at least like 10. Also I've heard really wierd rumors about
> people using things like coffee and orange juice as a developer,
> anyone know anything about that? If you can, please point me in the
> direction of any film tech nerd resources and feel free to contact me
> at my direct email (address suppressed) Thanks!!!
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