Home-darkroom silver-gelatin prints from digital images

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The Davinator
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Re: Home-darkroom silver-gelatin prints from digital images

Tim hasnt been here in years.

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

Just emailed you. Talk to you later.

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Tim Baker

fahrezaditya New Member • Posts: 4
Re: Home-darkroom silver-gelatin prints from digital images

hi tim,

i've been wondering about learning darkroom printing and i just read this thread and its really cool for you to make this printing method. Could you send me more detail about this process to fahreza.aditya9@gmail.com

This is really awesome and i would like to learn more about this

thanks.

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

Fahreza?:

Just sent you an email.

Tim

tim6609@aol.com

StephenSaunders New Member • Posts: 1
Re: Home-darkroom silver-gelatin prints from digital images

Hi Tim,

I have been reading your threads and I am very much interested in the method and set up instructions for Home darkroom digtial printing. Would it be possible to forward the instructions Please.

Many Thanks

Stephen

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

Stephen:

Email me at tim6609@aol.com and I'll send how-to information.

Tim Baker

Gandolphi Senior Member • Posts: 2,135
Re: Home-darkroom silver-gelatin prints from digital images

Why not mount a digital projector and use it as an enlarger?

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Here's a link to photos of first, mid, and later incarnations of the enlarger/camera.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140619371@N02/

First versions start at the bottom, but are a bit out of order. The early ones are primitive and crude, but it's good to see just how simple one can be and still yield top-grade prints.

Toward the top are the next and final versions, one quite large, a mirror projecting the image down to an 11x14 easel. Time-machine stuff for ex-film/darkroom people.

Near top is a batch of prints make with that rig and the 5k Imac screen; and at top is a 800dpi scan of a portion of one of them, a hint at just how sharp the prints are.

I'm struggling up the Flickr learning curve, so will post individual captions when able.

Hope to do a short real-time you-tube video of prepping an image, making the enlargement, and developing the print, with way primitive gear, to show how easy it would be for someone to begin making real prints from their digital photos.

Yell if you have questions, here or by private message.

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

Gandolphi wrote:

Why not mount a digital projector and use it as an enlarger?

tim baker wrote:

Good thinking, and that was an early idea, but digital projectors are way more expensive for the same resolution, and don't focus close enough for making prints.

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Tim Baker

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Re: Home-darkroom silver-gelatin prints from digital images

The focussing bit isn’t a problem, set of bellows or an extension tube.

tim baker wrote:

Gandolphi wrote:

Why not mount a digital projector and use it as an enlarger?

tim baker wrote:

Good thinking, and that was an early idea, but digital projectors are way more expensive for the same resolution, and don't focus close enough for making prints.

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Bob
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Re: Home-darkroom silver-gelatin prints from digital images

Sounds like you’re thinking outside the box.  Have fun!

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