4x5 film hangers-2 sheets at a time?

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  1. Richard Wasserman

    Richard Wasserman Member

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    I have started developing 4x5 film on hangers in tanks and like the results a lot, using Pyrocat with reduced agitation. My question is, can I put 2 sheets back to back in each hanger, or will there be problem? I can see potential for them sticking together, but I thought I'd ask before trying it for myself. There's a little voice in the back of my head saying that it's ok, but that voice has gotten me in trouble before.

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  2. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I started a thread on this topic recently. The conclusion was that this is a bad idea, based on the experience of a number of people who have tried it. The main problem is that the anti-halation dyes don't come out, so you have to separate the sheets when wet to wash them, and this causes more problems than it solves.

    Here's the thread--

    http://www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?t=31642
     
  3. Richard Wasserman

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    Thanks David, I forgot all about your previous thread. Maybe it was the voice I was listening to, stuck somewhere in the recesses of my memory. It's too bad, it seemed like a good idea.

    Richard Wasserman