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Versalab Archival Print Washer - This washer seems to be priced much more reasonably than most others. Has anyone had experience with this device and does it live up to its claims of efficiency and archival processing??

-- Robert Lowe (, May 23, 2002


Check the archives under "Darkroom" and look for the following thread:

anyone using the Versalab print washers?

I think that you will find the information for which you are looking.

-- neil poulsen (, May 23, 2002.

I have a Versa Lab washer - it works great. The main container is molded in one piece from heavy duty plastic and I think you could drop it from a speeding car and only scuff it a bit. It'll probably last forever.

-- Henry Ambrose (, May 24, 2002.

FWIW, I have the versalab washer. Good stuff!

-- John Kasaian (, May 24, 2002.


I have the 11x14 version. Works well.

-- Dave Karp (, May 24, 2002.

the 16x20 takes a little more watching than my smaller washer, but it does a great job.

-- Mark Sampson (, May 24, 2002.

Robert, I have an 11X14 Versalab and like it very much. The reasonable price is based on the fact that it is made of much less expensive plastic materials than the clear acrylic types, which are cemented together. It's built like a "battleship", simple to operate, and easy to clean. However, part of the reason for the low price is because it comes in kit form, and the compartment dividers require assembly and final finish.

-- Eugene (, May 24, 2002.


The Versalab is Great! I have the Big Beast, which I modified to hold smaller sizes up near the top. After two years it looks as good as the day I put it in service. One thing that I would add, is that these are very heavy when in use, and in general take up a lot of space. So only order the size you really need, you won't do as much swimming with the smaller one....

-- R.L. McDonald (, May 24, 2002.

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