Salt Prints – The Basics

Salt Printing involves 4 stages –

  • Salting the paper.
  • Sensitising the paper.
  • Exposing the image onto the paper.


  • Fixing the image onto the paper.


Salt Printing Basics – PDF

Please be aware that the chemicals used are dangerous, ensure that you are familiar with and use all safety precautions necessary.

Further reading –

  • The Salt Print Manual by Ellie Young
  • The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes by Christopher James
  • Spirits of Salts: Working Guide to Old Photographic Processes by Randall Webb