Silver Gelatin Printing for B&W photographs

1 year 1 month ago #629892 by DellOlioPhotography
Hello,

--PRINTING QUESTION---
I have a buyer who is interested in having my black and white photographs printed in the Silver Gelatin Print process. Is anyone familiar with this process, and if so, can you recommend a high quality printer in NYC? I am willing to explore out of the NYC area if need be, but would like to be able to visit if I choose, so prefer NYC. 

Thank you!


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1 year 1 month ago #629918 by garyrhook
I watched this a while back, but I don't recall if it's what you're looking for. But it's a lab, possibly quite good, and you get to see what they do:



Ted Forbes is worth following, btw.


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1 year 1 month ago #629983 by Breanna Ellington
This very interesting! 


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1 year 1 month ago #630037 by kuzenski
Silver based photo printing is the only method we old folks used to have.  :-)  Back when the dinosaurs wandered the earth, all photos were printed on paper impregnated with silver halides;  it was basically the reverse of the film negative's process, coming out looking like the real world instead of the inverse (negative).

There are two basic divisions.  Resin-coated papers (RC) are much easier to work with; they dry faster and flatter than fibre prints, and they take much less washing time.

But the other type, fiber-based non-resin coated, silver fixed on paper, is IMO the most beautiful end product in all of photograhy.  Go to a museum and look at prints by Ansel Adams and Edward Weston and you'll see what I mean.

I use Adorama for all my printing; you could see if they can do what you want.

By  the way, I think it's a big compliment to your photographs that the client wants them in silver in a nearly permanent (and very beautiful) format--congratulations!


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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #630064 by icepics
Was the photo shot on B&W film? so you'd have negatives? This process is done on photo sensitive paper in a darkroom by projecting light thru the negs in an enlarger. If not you'd need to see about getting digital negatives made.

Maybe try Soho Photo or ICP (International Center for Photography) as resources for labs that develop film and do 'wet' prints in photo chemistry. I send film out since there isn't a camera store close to me anymore; some places develop film but only do digital/inkjet prints from scans of the film. I use Dwayne's in Kansas since they still do 'wet' prints.

And yes, B&W film and photos done using this process seem to last indefinitely (decades at least) unless over time they're stored in heat, moisture, etc. because they tend to deteriorate under those conditions.

Edit - Maybe try www.filmphotographyproject.com , Michael & company are in NJ and they have a forum on their Flickr group page.

Sharon
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1 year 1 month ago #630285 by Adam Wilson
Very good points! 


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1 year 1 month ago #630505 by Alyssa Briggs
:judge:


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11 months 3 weeks ago #639545 by Carl Mendez
Nice tip! Learning. 


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11 months 2 weeks ago #640658 by Steve Rodriguez
I have never done this before, looks very interesting. 


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11 months 2 weeks ago #641012 by Sarit Kevesh
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10 months 4 weeks ago #643180 by Bobby Mitchell
Something I always wanted to try. 


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10 months 3 weeks ago #643809 by Stephen Graham
Nice! Very informative!


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