Darkrooms

Work In Process boasts the ability to produce both traditional black & white silver prints and colour C-Type hand printed photographs. Our darkrooms have been designed around maximum efficiency while printing, ease of use and total comfort; a place where you can be immersed  in the traditional art of silver print making. 

We have all the equipment you need to make beautiful prints that can last a life time.

Our darkrooms can accomodate negative sizes from 135 up to 4x5, with maximum print sizes of 11"x14" (B&W) and 16"x20" (C-type) during an open printing session.

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The Work In Process darkroom is like no other. We've designed and then hand built the spaces with one thing in mind - the print. From the large centre sink in the BW room, to individual colour printing booths, this darkroom has come from many years of triumphs and pitfalls while printing in the dark; And now all the best parts taken from our experience have been culminated into this one. The darkroom boasts the capabilities of printing with premium enlargers like the Leica Focomat V35 and Durst 805 and 501 using an array of lenses from Nikkor to Rodenstock and Schneider. Our darkroom gives you an opportunity not many others can with print dryers so you can take your prints home at the end of your session.

Traditional Black & White Printing

The darkroom accommodates up to 4 printers, each with their own enlarging station, set of tools and lenses. Trays will be set-up prior to your session (share) with a maximum tray size of 16"x 20" (11"x14" print size). For larger print sizes solo sessions and additional charges apply.

3hr / $73
6.5hr / $120

Colour Printing / C Type

3hr / $90
6.5hr / $160

Chromogenic printing using RA4 chemistry. Prints are produced using a Colex print processor (max print size 16"x20"). WIP has 3 individual printing booths available for hire and will be setup for your printing preferences prior to your booking.

Work In Process offers darkroom in 3hr half day, or 6.5hr full day hire.

To book a session please see our online booking page. 

The darkroom is available for hire to customers who undertake one of our workshops or refresher/induction course.

If you've had a prolonged time since printing in a darkroom we can also offer an express refresher course to get you up to speed at the beginning of your hire. Refresher courses are $70, please send us an email at time of booking hire to let us know.

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