Bathed In Red: The Darkrooms/Darkroom Processing Fanlisting

Drying the photo

This very last step is very simple. You need to dry the paper. Most photographers just peg their photographs up on a line and let them drip dry, which will take a few hours. If you're very fortunate and can afford an electronic drier, the photographs can be dried off in about 15 seconds.

An electronic drier consists of two rollers, one behind the other, with a small gap inbetween. In this gap, very hot air is blown around. When the photograph is passed through, the rollers squeeze off all the excess water, and the hot air takes care of the rest. However, they are very expensive, sometimes costing as much as £1,000 GBP ($1,700 USD)!

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