Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,549   Posts: 1,544,646   Online: 683
      
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Slovakia
    Posts
    27
    Images
    3
    Today, I've tried for the first time to tone a print with coffee. That made me wonder whether there are any other substances, commonly found in one's kitchen, that can be used for toning. I've found tea being mentioned in one of the threads, but is there anything else you have successfully experimented with?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    229
    Just coffee and regular tea so far. Results ranged from pretty good on fiber paper to a sickly piss-yellow on RC paper.

    I plan to try some Red Zinger tea next since I don't like to drink the stuff - it's a pretty color, tho'.

    I'll try to remember to report back with my results.

    BTW, there are theories that the tannic acid in tea can harden and protect the emulsion against damage so it's doing more than simply coloring the print.
    Three degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon.

  3. #3
    glbeas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Roswell, Ga. USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,307
    Images
    109
    Toneing with coffee and tea seems to me just coloring the paper base and not really affecting the image tone by much. May as well soak the picture in Easter egg dye....
    Gary Beasley

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    6,242
    01

  5. #5
    Cheryl Jacobs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    1,707
    Images
    211
    Toneing with coffee and tea seems to me just coloring the paper base and not really affecting the image tone by much. May as well soak the picture in Easter egg dye....
    Well, yes, but it can be done to great effect when done with the right image / subject matter.

    I wouldn't use it on prints where archivalness (is that a word?) is critical. Although coffee / tea / red wine can be fun to play with, they are far from archival.

    (yep, red wine. Love the effect.)

  6. #6
    lee
    lee is offline
    lee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Fort Worth TX
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    2,913
    Images
    8
    Do you drink the red wine before or during the toning session with the wine? enquiring minds want to know....

    lee\c

  7. #7
    Cheryl Jacobs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    1,707
    Images
    211
    Lee, I split it 50/50 for drinking / toning. Of course, the toning results look even better to me with a 75/25 split.



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin