I spent over a week searching for the C-41 chemicals which you need for developing your own colour film. Unfortunately in Europe I couldn’t find it easily at all, it was all very expensive, out of stock or when buying from overseas, it was super expensive to ship. Then I found an article written by Tim Layton in June 2019 about the re-opening of Tetenal which is now called “NEW TETENAL”. Which for me seemed the cheapest place to buy C41 online. However, until now I haven’t found any reviews or experiences which for me made it kind of scary to buy online. Even when trying to contact people on Instagram that seemed to have used the service, they told me never to have bought there.
Finally I bought online..
I have to admit, the website does look a little dodgy. Without having any reviews or ratings of their products it was a little scary for me to buy there. However, I went to the process of buying a C-41 kit for 30,94 euros + 14,00 euros shippingcosts. From then on it luckily got way better. They sent me the tracking number the day after and only 4 days later I already received my kit.
Everything was packed really well and it had a guide included, which on their website they said only to have in German, but they updated that already.
If you have no idea where to buy C41 kits, I then hope that this article helped you a little bit. If you already have a place to buy them, let me know in the comments so I’ll check them out soon.
And finally some examples of how the photos came out using New Tetenal. As you can see there are some marks visible which happened in the development process. I do think that this doesn’t have to do anything with the products I used, but more with my beginner level of developing at home. 🙂