Hello Ilford! What is this Print Processor?

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  1. welly

    welly Member

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    I've got the opportunity to rescue an Ilford Print Processor which is making its way to the tip.

    It looks like this:

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    and here's a second one

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    Assuming it works, does anyone know what it is and whether it's worth salvaging? I'm assuming it's a more commercial tool rather than something for low output as I do but it would go in the communal darkroom that myself and a couple of friends are currently putting together.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Simon R Galley

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    Dear Welly,

    Its either an ILFOSPEED 2001 processor or a 2240 processor ( later model ) they cost £ 15,000 + 20 years ago!

    We make the chemicals for it, they were high capacity RC processors, some had roll attachments but I do not think yours has.

    They were massively over-engineered and incredibly robust.

    Question is would you have the throuput to keep the chemistry on song and would it be economic to run ?

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
     
  3. pentaxuser

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    No idea where you are, Welly but if the three of you don't do enough printing to make it economical you could always offer to do printing for a local lab that has to subject its customers to non-neutral RA4 prints from trad or chromogenic B&W negs or give others a chance to join your group.

    pentaxuser
     
  4. welly

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    Thanks Simon! We've decided to pass on it. I think it's overkill for what we'll ever use it for and certainly we don't have the resources to fill it with chemicals :smile:
     
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    smart move. you're better off this way.
     
  6. Chris Webb

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    Hi there, I used to use one of these and would very much like to own one!!!, I can pretty well fix anything on this machine, who know it may be my old machine !!, I am in the usa but I am shipping a large container over here this year, do you want to sell it !!??