Alternative Processes Darkroom
Our Alternative Processes Studio is perfect for those exploring historical processes such as Cyanotypes, Vandyke, Gum Bichromate, Wetplate, etc. This studio has easy access to the outdoors and is especially enjoyed by folks who prefer to work with natural UV light. The outdoor studio is equipped with large rolling tables, running water, and a 4'x5' vacuum frame for extra large work.
One of the most exciting features of our Alternative Processes Studio is the work that was done by visiting artists Jennifer Gioffre, DE Todd and Sandy King. They created digital negative workflows for a number of historic processes and papers. These fine folks did extensive testing and created digital negative profiles designed to give us an easy start point for our digital negative workflow.
NuArc 26-1k UV Exposure Unit with Vacuum System for prints up to 20"
Digital negative printing up to 24" wide
Densitometer - X-Rite 418
LightMeasure PPM-2 meter
30x40” Light table
Light tight drying racks with fan and open air drying racks
Contact printing frames up to 22x24
Multiple paper coating areas
Rolling tables 3' x 8'
Stove and microwave for heating chemicals, wax, etc.
Food processor, blender, strainer, filter
Electric hand mixer
Mortar and Pestle
Glass bowls and cookware
Low temperature oven for curing and drying glass negatives and plates
18x23” Heat Press
Brushes, paper & general supplies such as glass bottle, droppers, etc. available for purchase at wholesale cost