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Buildout Detail/Outfitting - Darkroom
« on: February 20, 2014, 01:28:20 PM »
Discuss Darkroom specific needs here, I know we already have a ton of equipment (thanks cope!)

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Re: Buildout Detail/Outfitting - Darkroom
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 02:22:11 PM »
At least one workbench wall outlet will be ideal, darkroom work requires between one and four outlets depending on how equipment is configured and what process is being attempted. Two independent overhead lights (bright white and dim amber) would be a plus, but isn't necessary. Storage is going to be a biggie, especially light proof storage for safe paper and film keeping. Strong shelves will be needed for liquid chemical storage for screen printing

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Re: Buildout Detail/Outfitting - Darkroom
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 08:45:20 PM »
What is the darkroom goal:  screen printing mentioned, also film developing, prints?  I've used the dark room at crealde a few times, but its been a while. 

Off the top of my head, electricity needed for light(s), enlarger, timer.  Wet area for trays, running water would rock.  Dry area for enlarger, paper.  Chemical storage.  Drying area. 

I'm wondering about chemical waste disposal.  I know Crealde accepts used fixer as they send it somewhere for silver reclamation vs. washing it away.  More work, but greener. 

These are a few things that came to mind.  I'd love to see it pan out and do more of my developing and printing.

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Re: Buildout Detail/Outfitting - Darkroom
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 09:07:17 PM »
Yes! Water hookups would be great. I figure we can hang a clothesline for drying prints.
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