Quote Originally Posted by Toffle View Post
Not that this should be the final word on the subject, but I have read that that while tea has enough active ingredients for print toning (especially cyanotypes and the like) it is not concentrated enough for development purposes. That being said, I was also told that coffee based formulae were of no possible use in print development, yet I find this works quite well with most papers. Give it a try, don't be afraid to fiddle with the formula. You just might prove that it works.


Part of me is thinking if Rodinal can be used in stand development as low as 200:1, absolute concentration may not be an issue. The only doubt I have is that with caffinol I belive the working life of the blend is around 30 minutes, so a circa 2 hour dev time may be an issue.

Just need to rummage for some out of date B&W or if I feel really reckless I have a pile of poundland Kodak Color plus that could be sacrificed (Might be a step a bit far)