Darkroom Hire

D.I.Y.? Well, why not?

At Blanco Negro we can appreciate the photographers who want the control and satisfaction of hand crafting their own imagery. Personally there is nothing better than seeing someone else’s fine prints, and it’s fantastic to witness the process of each printer. So, whether you need to make a set of 5/7” work prints, or a 42” mural exhibition, or process 5 or 55 rolls/sheets of film, BLANCO NEGRO can provide.

We are also happy to advise with any aspects you may be unsure about such as; which developer to use for an old film or how to adjust times for Push/Pull of film.

Or if you want to try a different paper, we can also help with a developer and toner combination, or how to make unique border types.

We are there to help you succeed in the darkroom with practical knowledge and time proven advice.

A complete selection of FOMA photographic products is available, or you can bring your own. We can also provide chemistry, a choice of premium papers, and even a silver packed liquid emulsion. Browse this website for more Foma product information.


$24.50 per hour. G.S.T. inclusive

Pricing includes all chemistry and bar FILM developer.

Bookings required.


The tool list for printing:

10 / 8″ De Vere colour head enlarger

5 /4″ De Vere colour head enlarger

5 /4″ Besler condensor enlarger

Of course, a full selection of lenses are available, from 50mm (Apo Rodenstock) to 300mm. All enlargers include professional 4 blade easels, micro focus scopes, dodgers and burners, and 24″ and 52″ paper cutters.

We provide 40″ and 50″ toughs for mural printing up to 50″. To finish your hand crafted prints, spotting inks, clean cotton gloves and a dry mount press (up to 24″) for Fibre Base prints is also available for use.

For the film processor, we have a  choice of two film drying cabinets and plenty of Paterson roll film tanks and Jobo sheet film tanks. Also available are film leader pullers, openers and scissors. Bring along your own sleeves or purchase archival Print File sleeves, imported from the U.S.A.

We have two light boxes for clean and convenient film cutting and sleeving. We stock a wide range of film developers in our chemistry cabinet. We can provide you with good starting times for various types of film/developer combinations. Give us a call/email if you require further information.

Our Digital enlarger is not available for hire.