When working in the darkroom you will need a high quality paper safe. A paper safe is basically a small light tight box that holds the unexposed photography paper in it. The paper needs to be kept away from light to prevent it from being ruined when the darkroom room lights are on. Some paper safes have various compartments in them to hold several different grades or different sizes of paper. A paper safe saves you the time of having to unwrap the plastic bag whenever you need a new piece of paper. Make sure you don't forget to close the lid on your paper safe or you may ruin the paper. A safe that has an automatic closing lid is the best. Paper safes come in various sizes, shapes, styles, materials and colors. They generally range in price from about $15 to $50.