Process Film at Home with Caffenol

Are you intrigued by the idea of processing your own film, but don't like the idea of storing and disposing of smelly chemicals? You may want to explore the Caffenol approach.

Caffenol is an umbrella term for home brew film processing recipes that require a few household items. For example, here's a recipe for processing Ilford Delta 400 B&W film:

1000ml (1l) Water
24g Washing soda
20g Vitamin C
45g Instant coffee

You do still have to use photographic fixer and wash the film afterward. But the Caffenol developing solution certainly smells a lot better than Dektol. You can learn more about this subject by visiting where they have an entire community using this process and sharing what they've learned.


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