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Tipster of the Week: Tastes Like a Decaf

Most of us use a variety of cameras and different films in order to actualise whatever that is we have perceived or, at most times, to surprise ourselves. Intentional or not, either way, it doesn’t matter because there is love in analogue! – And this is what our Tipster has to share with us this week!

Is The Paper Ruined Or Flavored? by satomi

Very easy tip on experimental printing at home!

Life could be so different depends on your views toward every little thing. Do you consider yourself positive or negative? Is the glass half empty, or half full? Like anarchy mentioned once in his interview – do you work to live, or do you live to work?

Same exact situation could turn good or bad, depending on your attitude. When my lace leggings (I have so many!) get holes, my mom would say, “Now it’s ruined, so you can’t wear them anymore.” but I would say “Well, now, it’s got a character!”

With all that in mind, let me ask you a question. Let’s say, you spilled coffee on your photo paper- Do you say, the paper is ruined, or flavored?

Here’s my suggestion- If you spilled coffee on your photo paper, don’t throw it away, but dip it all in coffee instead! I have tried this with my Canon matte paper which cost me only about 10 USD for 50 sheets at a regular office supply store. Who says cheap papers cannot produce good prints? All they need is a little love from you, and they will open up a whole new world you have never seen before!

After you dip your photo paper into coffee, let it dry for a day and make sure the paper dries flat. You may choose to make the coffee darker or lighter, depending on how brown you want the paper to turn. When “flavoring” your photo paper, don’t worry about the stains- they will all give it a different character to each of your papers!

If you want the feeling of the pictures that was enclosed in the lost letter during the WWII, try black and white. If you want the pictures to have a retro look from the 60’s, then go color! When choosing color images to print, try reddish or yellowish images for better results.

So now, before I let you go, let me ask you again. Is the paper ruined, or flavored? I’ll let you be the one who decide!

written by satomi

24 comments

  1. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    wow wow wow very good tip and congrats!

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  2. life_on_mars

    life_on_mars

    yea!!!!!! super

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  3. nural

    nural

    I definitely will try this!

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  4. cinzinc

    cinzinc

    oozing with awesomeness all over!!! great great tip!!

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  5. lawypop

    lawypop

    how about chocolate? :P

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  6. stouf

    stouf

    Flavored !!! What an incredible gallery... Congrats Satomi !

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  7. jeabzz

    jeabzz

    woow congrats satomi great tip and great gallery !!

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  8. anarchy

    anarchy

    Yeah =) Nice one!! It's definitely flavored =)))

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  9. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    This is such a simple, yet great idea. The possibilities are endless to how you can prepare it. Fun.

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  10. vicuna

    vicuna

    that's indeed a great tipster of the week!! The shots have a magic vintage touch and are beautiful! Congrats Satomi!! :))

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  11. satomi

    satomi

    Yaaaaay! thanks everyone:D

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  12. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    brownies satomi

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  13. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    my dear, you have character...

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  14. jeromy-d

    jeromy-d

    #7 is fantastic

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  15. dixie_flatline

    dixie_flatline

    great tip and powerful gallery!

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  16. moochie_lomo

    moochie_lomo

    OK, I'd say it's obviously not ruined 'cos you printed some great shots! But I can't say it's flavored unless someone eats it! So I'll just call it cool! Very awesome tipster!

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  17. disdis

    disdis

    Flavored, of course!

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  18. comezone

    comezone

    amazing gallery! great work!

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  19. bees

    bees

    Mmmmm yummy flavor!

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  20. akillerbluesky

    akillerbluesky

    is the Canon matte paper ink jet or black and white paper? i dont think canon makes b&w but what do i know. are you staining before or after you print?

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  21. its_gone

    its_gone

    Awesome tipster.
    Do you think this will work on glossy paper?
    Thanks

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  22. its_gone

    its_gone

    Awesome tipster.
    Do you think this will work on glossy paper?
    Thanks

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  23. superlighter

    superlighter

    I really like it! wonderful effect!

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  24. nigelk

    nigelk

    I'll be trying this tipster over the weekend!! Thanks for putting the idea into my head.

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