Jobo print drums - clips?

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  1. Usagi

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    Hi,

    I have Jobo 4202 print drum and planning to use it for 8x10 sheet films.

    The drum came with two kind of clips:

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    Should I use wingless ones only or winged? And how are those clips supposed to insert into the drum?

    8x10 sheets fits nicely on the drum even without clips, but I guess that wingless should be used to secure sheets?
     
  2. Tom Taylor

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    Jukka,

    The clips fit into the tank by inserting the tank ridges along their slits. The ones with the wingies are for keeping prints/film vertically seperated during processing and the wingless ones are for keeping the prints/film horizontally seperated.

    Thomas
     
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    These are not needed to keep sheetfilm in place. Though, I find the wingless clips help guide the 8x10 film into the correct channels during the loading procedure.. I put two of the clips in place in the daylight. I put the clips up near the opening of the tube. However, after I load the film, I take the clips out. I have had the clips come loose and mess up the emulsion as they bounce around.
     
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    Thanks, I'll try how drum works :smile: