As part of the development project I’m working with some Cov Uni second year Media & Communications students. They are helping out with the research and development process and have put together the video below, with Jason introducing his Durst Enlarger. Hopefully there will be more to follow.
>> Jason Tilley: Okay, I am just going to take you through this piece of equipment, which is an enlarger. It’s a Durst Modular Seventy Vario enlarger; it’s got a Multigrade head.
It sits on the back of this column and by turning this dial we can move it down or up and that effects the size of the print, so the higher we go the larger the print
On this side of the enlarger there’s a dial and there’s some numbers here varying from nought to five. Nought being a quite a low contrast very very grey and going all up to five which is very high contrast.
Inside here is where the negative goes inside the negative carrier and we place it in here.
Now, so when the blub shines through the negative and through the lens here, the image appears on the easel at the bottom.