Saturday, February 13, 2016

Colors developed with Hair dye

On the right side a palette of colors, the so called MacBeth chart, picked up at internet. On the left side a photo of the same chart developed with hair dye developer, version 3, HD3 baptized. This version uses:

50ml hair dye with PPD
5g Sodium Hydroxide
10g Sodium Bicarbonate
5g soluble coffee
2g Potassium Metabisulfite


Robert W. said...

Kodak Z-131 Part "5" is an amazing document for diagnosing colour variance from proper C41 chemistry. There are graphs that show the effect of pH, temp, time on each of the layers in the film.

You might find it very insightful on just how to tweak things.

Henrique Sousa said...

Thanks a lot! I will surely read that document!

Qdlaczian said...

What time and temp ? agitate ?
I want to try with Kodak color plus 200.

Henrique Sousa said...

I can't say it will work. I have only success using an old movie film, Fujicolor Eterna 250D, and with a pre-treatment of carbonate to remove remjet. Another modern film didn't work. I am about trying it today again.