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ONLINE WORKSHOP—AZO-Style Paper from Scratch

Friday, June 25, 2021, 12 p.m., Online

Printing photographs at home was not an simple feat in the 19th century, but the creation of AZO paper made it much easier and required minimal equipment. AZO paper, a slow-speed silver chloride contact printing paper produced by Kodak, allowed photographers to make contact prints from their own negatives at home.

In this online workshop, Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will guide participants through the procedures of making this simple gelatin photographic paper emulsion.

The workshop will include how to hand-coat the silver chloride AZO emulsion onto plain and baryta-coated papers, as well as printing and processing. Participants will also receive tips on how to vary the contrast of this easy-to-make emulsion. This is a great entry-level workshop for the curious and those who would like to build upon the basics of gelatin photographic technology at the twilight of its manufacture.

Limited to ten participants.


  • 3 hours of instruction and Q&A via Google Meet
  • PDF manual with instructions and recipes

Note: This workshop includes instructions and guidance on how to make AZO-style paper at home. The workshop is a small group setting, but we are not able to provide individualized troubleshooting for attendees attempting to follow along at home. If you're looking for one-on-one instruction, we suggest setting up a private virtual tutorial; e-mail workshops@eastman.org for details.


  • Members: $350
  • Nonmembers: $375


  • High speed internet connection. The museum is not responsible for troubleshooting technical issues of attendees; please test your connection prior to attending.

Workshop Refund Policy

  • The museum offers refunds up to ten working days before the event.
  • Tickets are transferable to another attendee up to five working days before the event.
  • The museum is not responsible for outages, technical issues, and issues with connectivity experienced by the attendee.
  • We strongly recommend testing all technology and software prior to the event.
  • In the case where the museum is unable to do the event due to technical issues, all tickets will be refunded or the event will be rescheduled.