What do you use to wash 8x10 film

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Just a quick question. I have been looking for an 8x10 film washer and can't seem to find one. What do people use?



-- R Kirk Williams (VertigoBoy@Yahoo.com), May 03, 2002


The same trays I process them in.


-- Carl Weese (cweese@earthlink.net), May 03, 2002.

I used an 8x10 Jobo Nova Vertical Print Washer (2 slot), but I sold it. It worked well, but trays are just as good. Don't get a large print washer. The water exchange rate is too low.

-- William Marderness (wmarderness@hotmail.com), May 03, 2002.

Question Follow-UpóTray Washing FilmóDo you use a syphon, plain running water, fill and dump, or something else? Thanks.

John McDonald

-- John McDonald (jmcd@napanet.net), May 03, 2002.

versalab print washer, if I have a bunch. If its just one or two I use a tray.

-- Wayne (wsteffen@skypoint.com), May 03, 2002.

I use my "Versalab" Print Washer(The Big One), which I have modified to take 4 pins through the dividers to hold 8x10prints and or Negatives up at the top so they can be retrieved without going for a swim. I use a Gravity Works for my 4x5,5x7, and reels. I wish I had a Gravity Works for the 8x10, not that it is better, but it's so much more fun.

-- R.L.(Mac) McDonald (rmacsteam@aol.com), May 03, 2002.

I use my Zone VI print washer, usually with every other divider removed.

-- Brian Ellis (bellis60@earthlink.net), May 03, 2002.

Zone VI 8X10 print washer. Negs. are placed vertically.

-- Per Volquartz (volquartz@volquartz.com), May 03, 2002.

A Paterson print washer tray. With the dividers in place it'll hold two 8x10 negs or four 4x5 negs. If I had more to wash at a time I'd just wash 'em in the Versalab print washer, although with the slow water flow I'd give 'em a rather long time.

-- John Hicks (jhicks31@bellsouth.net), May 03, 2002.

For my 8x10's, I made a vertical washer. I use a Jobo drum for procesing, but after the fix, I carefully remove the film, and put it in 8x10 hangers - these are washed, hypocleared, and washed again in two vertical "trays" - one with a slot hole in the bottom, for washing, and one that is sealed, for the HC. COst me $12 in plexi, which I then cut up on a table saw, and glued together like an aquarium.

-- Eric Boutilier-Brown (ericbb@evolvingbeauty.com), May 04, 2002.

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