List of Materials for VICO 222
Film: Kodak Tri X or Kodak PlusX in 36 exposure rolls. Plan on shooting about 3 rolls per week minimum. You may bulk load if you wish in order to save money.
Film Developer: Kodak D76, packet to make 1 gallon. You'll probably need 2 packets for the quarter.
- Fixer: Kodak Hardening Fixer, packet to make 1 gallon. You'll need about 2 packages for the quarter.
- Wash Aid: Heico Perma Wash, 32 oz concentrate.
- Printing Paper: Kodak Polycontrast III RC 8x10 F surface (glossy) -- or -- Ilford Multigrade RC IV 8x10 F surface. Most students will use about 200 sheets during the quarter.
(NOTE: Other paper surfaces besides glossy are available, but are not recommended.)
- Print Developer: Kodak Dektol, packet to make 1 gallon. You'll need around 2 for the quarter.
- Stop Bath: Kodak Indicator Stop Bath, 16 oz. concentrate.
- Drying Aid: Kodak Photo Flo, any size bottle.
- Film Tank & Reels: 4reel stainless tank and 4 35mm stainless reels are recommended. Expensive Hewes-made stainless reels are much easier to load, but cost about $17- $20 each. Calumet now sells good Hewes-made reels for $12.99 ea. (stock no. CP9055) and Wilson's sometimes stocks them. The school equipment cage has some tanks and reels for checkout, but has a limited supply of 4 reel tanks available.
- Thermometer: Glass thermometer with 1degree increments around the 65 80 degree range. Avoid dial type thermometers.
- Print Tongs: Any kind you wish. Get a set of at least three. There have been some available in the cage for student use in the past, but they are battered.
- Photo Sponge: A soft sponge for wiping excess water from film before hanging to dry. Store in a clean, sealable plastic bag.
- Negative Sleeves: Clear archival polyethylene or polypropylene sleeves. Avoid nonarchival PVC sleeves.
- Gallon Jugs: Light reducing brown 1 gallon jugs are recommended but you may substitute any clean reusable jug you wish. Get 3 jugs (for film developer, paper developer, and fixer). Avoid thin plastic milk jugs they dont seal well and may spill.
- Dust remover: Dust Off compressed air or equivalent, or a soft camels hair brush.
- Spotting fluid: Spot Tone #3, small bottle.
- Spotting brush: A fine point spotting brush or a 0000 artists brush.
- Mounting supplies: For final portfolio. Options to be described later in the quarter.
- Misc: Small, inexpensive pair of scissors for cutting film and a towel. Perhaps a bottle opener.
You should expect to spend about $400 to $500 for film, paper, chemicals, and other supplies to adequately perform class assignments.