Sink-tray-portable-idea

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by Dave Wooten, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. Dave Wooten

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    just got a "Large Mixing Tub" from Home Depot--used for mixing cement--it is durable and light weight, has a hole in one end to hang on wall..24+" x 17+" inside diameter--side walls 9"....looks great for apartment darkroom set up....can be stacked inside one another.....

    oh and the hole is not in the bottom.
     
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    I've minimal sink requirements because I process single
    tray, one-shot. Doing that I've a roomy darkroom in a small
    space. I may be installing a 16 x 20 processing tray, plumbed.
    A 5" deep hypo tray would do. In fact 3" may be plenty. I'll be
    able to handle up to that size by processing in the 'sink'. Dan
     
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    Do you literally mean one shot, or one session? You aren't mixing chems per print are you?

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    From what I've read my method is the same as used
    with a Jobo rotary save for the tray rather than a cylinder.

    Are you familiar with rotary processing? Dan
     
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    Very! I have a Jobo CPP-2. But I would imagine you need more chemistry to assure coverage in the tray than you do in a drum. I can use very little in the drum, but that's because it is getting swished over the print during rotation. The tray, as I recall (haven't tray processed in ages) would take more chemistry. I presume you'd want to reuse that same chemistry through the session rather than tossing it as "one shot" implies.

    It is also very easy to recover the chemistry for reuse in the Jobo, so Jobo does not imply one shot.

    How much liquid do you need to assure even coverage in your tray (and what size is the tray)?

    I'm just asking because I've recently been looking at the single tray process so that I can quickly do a print within my tiny little dark space without the hassle and opaqueness of the Jobo. From what I've read, the idea is to pour chemistry in, then pour it back out to the holding jar to be used again.

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    Thanks! Your process sounds very interesting. I'm glad I asked. Yet another one to put on my list to try!

    -chuck