Lets talk about printing

Oct 21, 2006
Ok guys, the time has come! I'm gonna start printing in these couple of weeks.
I got ahold of a Meopta Opemus enlarger and I'm finalizing the whole darkroom at home.

I remember printing a bit with my brother, but that was 10 years ago and I didn't know a thing then.
How hard is it? any special precautions or advice??
I know I'll start with multigrade paper, probably Ilford, but I know NOTHING about choosing the contrast, etc.
Anecdotes and advice will be greatly appreciated.!
Feb 2, 2005
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How cool Gav! You will need 4 trays in the darkroom: developer, stop, fix and a water tub to hold the prints after fixing. Then a tub or sink for print washing, but it can be out of the dark. Ilford Multigrade RC paper with Pearle finish is my favorite - it washes in 10 minutes and dries in five. You will need a pack of ten (or so) filters that fit in the enlarger to adjust the contrast. Oh, ad a safelight. Get the red fluorescent tubes if you can.

Heh. Lucky doggie!

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