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

Discussion in 'Printing' started by stillshunter, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    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.
     
  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    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.