The Heiland Splitgrade Controller – made simple! is now on pre-order


The Heiland Splitgrade Controller – made simple! is a comprehensive guide to using the advanced darkroom controller from Heiland Electronics has been written by photographer by Christopher Osborne. It is available on pre-order at SilvergrainClassics store.


Photographer Christopher Osborne has written an easy to follow guide photographer’s guide to using the Heiland Splitgrade Controller with the aim of helping others achieve the best results from this highly sophisticated darkroom tool.

This guide is broken into logical, easy to read sections with simple to follow diagrams and illustrations.

The book begins by looking at how split grade printing works. An overview of how the Heiland Splitgrade Controller works, and an illustrated guide to the user interface follows. Then there is a handy “before start checklist” to return the settings to a logical point at the beginning of a darkroom session.

The second half of the book consists of simple to follow procedures which start with making a basic print, scaling prints, changing paper types, making reprints, through to printing difficult to print negatives and using the unit for Lith printing.

Even the most experienced user of the Heiland Splitgrade Controller will find new features of this unit. And new users will find the procedures straightforward and simple to follow. For the people who are considering purchasing this device, the background to how it works is easy to read.

The book is spiral bound so that it can be conveniently folded to the correct page in the darkroom. It is written in English, and has 100 pages and measures 20x25cm.

The book is on pre-order at at a €65.00 + postage (discounted from €75 for orders placed before 21st June 2021).