Chapter 6. Printing in a darkroom. Tools. Easel for 8x10 paper Plastic tray Negative holder and number of your enlarger Filters Focusing magnifier enlarger 8x10 photo paper Brush or other to clean negative Developer, stop bath, fixer, stop, washer, dryer. Enlarger (Pgs 112-113).
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Printing in a darkroom
Easel for 8x10 paper
Negative holder and number of your enlarger
8x10 photo paper
Brush or other to clean negative
Developer, stop bath, fixer, stop, washer, dryer
Variable Contrast or VC. Vary the contrast with a filter. This is what we use.
Graded paper. Single contrast from grade 0 to grade 5.
Resin Coated or RC. Requires less washing time.
Fiber based paper. Premium product for Fine Art Photography. Much longer washing period.
Now we know your print should be exposed for 10 to 20 seconds.
We need to narrow that down to a precise time.
Your next test strip will be divided into 6 sections. Make a little mark at the top of the sheet.
Expose the entire sheet for 10 seconds.
Cover the first section and expose the the sheet an additional 2 seconds.
Cover the first 2 sections and expose for another 2 seconds
Repeat to the final section. When done you will have a sheet that is expose 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 seconds.
You could do this in 1 second intervals if you wish.
Develop the test strip.