Home-darkroom silver-gelatin prints from digital images

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tim baker Forum Member • Posts: 79
Home-darkroom silver-gelatin prints from digital images

I've put together an enlarger that makes traditional, real, silver-gelatin prints, 3-tray wet-darkroom prints, from digital images, results indistinguishable from film/darkroom prints.

As with a traditional film/enlarger, any brand paper can be used, RC or fiber-based; prints can be any shape or size, borders any shape or size.

I'd like to share the how-to of it with anyone interested, the hope being that the traditional home darkroom will become common again, real, RC or fiber prints common again.

The enlarger can be put together by anyone half-way handy for between $600 and $3,000.

The best of both worlds: shoot digital, with all of its convenience and versatility, but print silver, with its incomparable look and lifespan--and at about one-dollar per 8x10, less expensively than the cheapest fade-prone machine print. And make your own prints precisely the way you want them, as in a traditional film/enlarger darkroom.

I don't know the ropes here, so will someone say how I can get this information to those interested?
I'll post my contact information if allowed. Or post a fairly detailed article here... I'm open to suggestions on how to proceed.

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