Darkroom B+W Printing - what do you need to get started?

stillshunter

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Nov 5, 2010
123
Down Under
Mark
Thought this might be a handy place to start piecing together requirements for wet B+W printing. OK my interests might be a little selfish as I have some of the key items already.

So after making the room light tight then I assume for a basic set-up we need:
enlarger
lenses
timer
safelight
trays
sink
tongs
thermometer
beakers
chemicals

.....Anything I've missed?

Stepping up beyond the basics, you might want:
print dryer
enlarger colour filters
easel
toners

Looking forward to replies so we can add to the above until we have something more like a reference.
 
Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
.....Anything I've missed?
At the risk of being flippant... A room that can be light sealed. You can get little baggies to unload your film and put in developing tanks which are sealed (the baggies that is, they have entries for your hands but the bag itself is light sealed even after your hands go in there with your film canister), so the room doesnt have to be... but for printing... I've often wanted to go down the path you are on, Mark, and I am stuck at the room.

Oh, you need running water too, IIRC, although I don't think thats mandatory.
 

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