Darkroom Etiquette
(rules to work by)

1) Knock on the darkroom doors when going in/out to warn people on the other side of the door.

2) Always use a tray to take wet prints from the darkroom to the squeegee area, then return the tray to the darkroom.
3) Keep dry areas DRY- do not bring wet prints, trays, etc. near the enlarger stations or paper cutters.

4) Dry your prints properly. RC paper 5x7in or larger can be put through the drier. Fiber-based paper and RC paper smaller than 5x7in go on the drying screens under the large table.

5) NEVER lift the negative stage while the enlarger light is on-the light will spill into the darkroom and damage other students' paper.

6) Don't mix-up the tongs. If one drops into the chemistry, please rinse it off and put it back on the edge of the tray.

7) DON'T LEAVE PRINTS OR TEST STRIPS IN THE WASH! If you don't want them, throw them out. If you want them, take them out after 5 minutes on rinsing and properly dry them.

8) DON'T EAT IN THE DARKROOM. It is not safe or sanitary. The chemicals we use are health hazardous. ALWAYS wash your hands before you eat when you've been using the chemicals!

9) Clean up after yourself. Don't leave your messes and trash for the next person...you wouldn't appreciate a mess a either.

10) If something is broken, missing, leaking, or seems potentially urgent to fix, tell a teacher or lab monitor.

11) Be careful with the glass plates. They break easily. They are sharp when they break. They'll cut you. It'll hurt...and you will bleed.

12) Remember that you are sharing this space with other classes. Be considerate of others, be responsible in your use of the facilities, and be aware that we need to work together and do our own parts to make this space function properly.