It should also be noted that contact printing is not always done without an enlarger
. Why, just today, I was doing some contact printing for a view camera class
with a Saunders/LPL
enlarger. The advantage of using an enlarger over straight white light
is the ability to use filter
s - pieces of colored plastic that control contrast
in a print
. I suppose you could cover your light bulb
with a filter, but it probobly wouldn't be as effective
as using an enlarger. However, for simple proofing procedures, baffo
's suggestions will work just fine.
As a side note, when making a contact print, you want to place your film and paper emulsion to emulsion
, to ensure best quality.