Print washer recommendation : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Can someone suggest a brand of print washer suitable for use in a college darkroom? I am in the process of replacing two old, rather used Arkay washers. Maximum size prints 8x10. Larger prints are tray washed using siphon. About 75-90 students per semester. Thanks in advance. Bob

-- Bob Moulton (, October 22, 2001


11x14 Summitek Cascade washer. It requires very low water flow and will permit students to add prints downstream without contaminating those already in the washer. I'm extremely pleased with mine; no connection with the company except as a customer.

-- Sal Santamaura (, October 23, 2001.

Take a look at the EcoWash line from Oriental/Cachet. I have the 8- 1/2" x 11" model and really like it. They are available from B&H for about $300. It is a very simple design that has a small footprint and is very efficient with wash water. It also allows the addition of downstream prints.

-- David Rose (, October 23, 2001.

I use the Jobo Nova 8x10 washer. It costs $100. I am happy with it.

-- William Marderness (, October 23, 2001.

Bob, Check out the Nova range of washers. I'm very pleased with the archival washer (16x20). Regards Paul

-- paul owen (, October 23, 2001.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ