Carbon print darkroom tray

Carbon printing – process overview

Writer and photography / Sandy King and John Lockhart An excerpt from The Carbon Print explaining the basic steps to transform pigmented gelatin into a print in the Carbon print process. Carbon transfer is a contact printing process that produces an image formed by a layer of hardened, pigmented gelatin on a surface which is usually paper. The surface on … Read more

Print by Julia Margaret Cameron

A Brief History of Carbon Printing

Writer / Sandy King and John Lockhart Photography / Alphonse-Louis Poitevin, Thomas Annan, Richard Miller, Julia Margaret Cameron, Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, Adolphe Braun An excerpt from The Carbon Print illustrating Ponton’s Discovery to the Alternative Process Revival. The early interest in the carbon process grew out of the public concern with the major flaw of early salted paper prints – … Read more

Sandy King

Sandy King

Sandy King is known to many for his work in Carbon and carbo and as the author of the book The Carbon Print. From: Easley, South Carolina, USA. Shows: Carbon, Carbro, Platinum/palladium. Sandy King is a photo historian and landscape photographer, working primarily with large format and ultra large format cameras. He prints primarily with alternative processes, including carbon, kallitype … Read more

Arrangement of developing trays.

Carbon printing – getting started

Writer and photography / Sandy King and John Lockhart An excerpt from The Carbon Print explaining how to use the book, be safe, and avoid common pitfalls with the Carbon print process. If you are a veteran carbon printer, you should feel comfortable jumping around this book to topics of special interest. For new carbon printers, there is a path … Read more

The Carbon Print by Sandy King and John Lockhart

The Carbon Print by Sandy King and John Lockhart

This book is currently not for sale, it may be in the future. In the meantime we recommend this one: Carbon Transfer Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual, Featuring Contemporary Carbon Printers and Their Creative Practice by Sandy King, Don Nelson and John Lockhart Buy from Amazon.com Buy from Amazon.co.uk Reviews the extensive history of carbon transfer and related pigment processes.   … Read more