Colour printing

About ten years ago, I learnt black and white darkroom processing and printing. I recalled that I was so fascinated with the process and one thing I loved was watching the image take shape when the paper gets dunked into the developer.

Today, I learnt about colour printing and am so in love with the process – working in complete darkness, changing the colour make up (cyan, magenta, yellow) and then seeing the result on the other end. There is no orange/red light in the dark room. Any hint of light e.g. mobile phone will fog the paper once exposed. It is as simple as that.

The technicality of developing a print requires a lot of patience and time. Colour print seems to have more variables than black and white. Below is what I produced today – giving colour printing a go (with some additional notes).

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You can even get experimental with your final print i.e. pour bleach over the print and see the different layers of colours being bleached off slowly.

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Stay tune for more updates on how I get on with my colour printing!

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