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    Anyone got a recipe for coffee or tea usage on Fibre paper? What you use, the steps, and process?

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    Hard to make recipes as this process is is very loose in variables intrinsically. Different teas or coffee beans may have darker brews even from the same brand. But it's easy to mess around and test.

    You just really have to experiment with temps and soak times, and concentrations of tea and coffee. As well as focusing on how you print as staining darkens it overall since it affects the base of the paper but not the blacks as true toners would.

    Another thing, your stained prints smell really good after as a bonus when they are dried. Haha

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    One thing I notice is that it is not giving any brilliance, just another look. I personally like it. Neverthless, I will get some sulphide or selenium toners soon.
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    Didn't Mapplethorpe's printer tone a lot with tea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newt_on_Swings View Post
    Another thing, your stained prints smell really good after as a bonus when they are dried. Haha
    Unless you used coffee.

    I would rather tone prints with it than drink it though!


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    I haven't had much luck tea toning RC paper, fibre based however, is a cinch! Different tea brands give different results, as do toning times, temperatures etc. Go ahead and fiddle to your heart's content. I never have any leftover wine - I drink the lot in the darkroom. Cheers Michael.

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