Black and white printing: facilities and equipment

Vital though the negative may be, it is the final print which people see. Your ability to produce first-class print quality is therefore of utmost importance: good prints cannot be made from poor negatives, but substandard prints are all too easily made from good negatives if you lack the essential skills.

This chapter is concerned with darkroom organization, enlargers and other equipment. It looks at the choice of printing materials, then discusses basic print-processing chemicals and procedures.

Darkroom organization

Film processing in small tanks can take place almost anywhere (provided you can initially load the tank in darkness). But, like deep tank processing, printing on a professional ...

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