Instructions for the operation of an enlarger. Get out the negative strip you wish to make a print from




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Darkroom Quick Reference Sheet
Step One: Using the Enlarger
The following section contains step-by-step instructions for the operation of an enlarger.

  1. Get out the negative strip you wish to make a print from.

  2. Take the negative carrier out of the enlarger by using the negative carrier on the left of the enlarger.

  3. Put the negative into the negative carrier, shiny side up.

  4. Place the negative carrier back into the enlarger.

  5. Place the timer in "focus" mode.

    1. Get out your easel and place it on the enlarger's base.

    2. Adjust the enlarger up or down so that your frame fills the easel space.

    3. Use the focus knob to adjust the focus of the image projected onto the easel.

  6. Turn the timer off "focus" mode and be sure the enlarger is turned off.

  7. Get out one piece of printing paper.

  8. Open the easel and set the paper in it.

  9. Turn the timer "on" for a set amount of time.

  10. Pull the paper out and take it to the sink area.

Step Two: Using Darkroom Chemicals
The following section contains step-by-step instructions for using darkroom chemicals to print a photograph.

  1. Put paper into developer (tray 1).

  2. Agitate gently for two to two and a half minutes.

  3. Put paper into the stop bath (tray 2).

  4. Agitate gently for two to two and a half minutes.

  5. Put paper into the fixer (tray 3).

  6. Allow paper to sit in tray 3 for five minutes.

  7. Put the paper into the water and allow it to sit in the sink for five minutes.

  8. Hang photograph on a line to dry.



Figure 1: This is the setup of the darkroom chemicals, including developer (1), stop bath (2), fixer (3), and water.


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