Cleveland Print Room Offers Lab Access at CSU

Students in the Cleveland State University darkroom. Photo by Hadley K. Conner

During the transition to our new building at East 38th and Lexington, Cleveland Print Room (CPR) has formed a partnership with Cleveland State University to provide lab access for members and classes.

While working in the Middough Building at 1901 East 13th Street in Room 221, our members have been enjoying our temporary new digs, which offer critique/presentation and classroom space in addition to a fully equipped darkroom and film processing area, all of which is air-conditioned!

The spacious, well-ventilateddarkroom houses fifteen enlarger stations for 35mm up to 4×5 format printing, and sink space and trays to print up to 20 by 24 inches. All necessary chemistry and equipment are provided. Teaching artists Hadley Conner and Kaliban Zehe, both photographers themselves, are happy to provide technical support as needed.

Our hours are 4 to 9 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 4 pm Sundays, and noon to 4 pm two Saturdays each month. On the Saturdays, we offer two black-and-white darkroom basics classes: Film Development/Proof Sheets and Darkroom Printing/Enlargement. These classes are for anyone who needs a quick refresher course or wants to learn these processes for the first time. Try it once and you’ll be hooked! Our members are a diverse group ranging in age from 15 to 75, so conversation in the darkroom is always interesting!

B&W Darkroom Basics: 1) Film Development & 2) Darkroom Printing

Classes held twice a month at CSU. More information and registration at

CPR Member Darkroom Hours at CSU:

Middough Building, 2nd Floor, Room 221, 1901 East 13th Street. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-9 pm, Sundays noon-4 pm, and alternating Saturdays (check schedule on our website) noon-4 pm.

Text darkroom monitor with questions or special needs at 216-389-8756.

More info at


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