[Frameworks] caffenol processing with 16mm

Christine Lucy Latimer christinelucylatimer at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 14:09:42 CST 2012

The suggestion to use sodium carbonate (washing soda) is a good one. It's
MUCH more economical than vitamin C as an activator, blends faster with
coffee and therefore produces cleaner results on your film.

I've processed a great deal of film (motion and still) with caffeinol (my
most recent hi-con process was using expired, 12 year old 7378 from my
freezer, and it worked beautifully). If you don't object to lengthier
developing times, you can substitute the coffee in your caffeinol mix with
anything containing caffeic acid...such as black/green tea or red wine
(wine is obviously more expensive, but it's a great thing to try at least
once. Just as with coffee, the cheaper the wine, the better the developer.)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jason Halprin <jihalprin at yahoo.com>
To: Experimental Film Discussion List <frameworks at jonasmekasfilms.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 13:46:16 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: [Frameworks] caffenol processing with 16mm?

You can also get Arm & Hammer Washing Soda at most grocery stores in the
US, usually near the laundry detergent.

-Jason Halprin

*From:* Carrie Schreck <carriemakesmovies at gmail.com>
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*Sent:* Thursday, January 5, 2012 3:21 PM
*Subject:* Re: [Frameworks] caffenol processing with 16mm?

REALLY? color? that's interesting will try that, do you remember your
timing for the hi-con? also where did you get the washing soda?
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