Chapter 12    Bromoil Printing

Gene Laughter

  Materials

  Guidelines for Bromoil Printing

  Making a Bromoil Print

  Brush Actions for Inking

  Print Finishing and Enhancement

Bromoil is a photographic control process introduced by C. Welborne Piper in 1907, based on the theories of E. J. Wall. Bromoil was popular among the pictorial photographic salon exhibitors in the first half of the twentieth century. The process gradually lost favor following World War II, as supplies dwindled and as pictorialism gave way to the less romantic and more representational styles of photography.

Safety

Pigment powders pose little immediate damage from ingestion or inhalation, but repeated exposure to small amounts of some pigments can cause chronic poisoning ...

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