It's really simple. If I want to set up a 50 inch roller transport system I can have one for the asking.
Lots to go wrong. With a basic drum and drive gearmotor, there's very little that can't be easily
fixed. The water tempering bath is on the side. My first really good drum and thermal regulator system was designed by a guy name David Seriqui. But he also marketed a multi-trough system for
b&w mural paper like you use, but with a chain-driven external roller transport, either hand or gearmotor cranked.
Indeed. Lots to go wrong.
Well I finally got around to doing a serious session of fiber 20x24 in the 3063 drum, flawless! I trimmed off about 2/3rds of an inch off the 24" side and then lined the paper ends up in an area of the drum with low ridges versus tall. No buckling, no corrugation, no problems. In fact because the paper gets so wet during the pre-wet and is a longer processing time, I feel it is far less prone to streaking and looks beautiful.
And as far as washing, taking some of the dividers out of my 16x20 Eco-Wash worked great, 4 prints at a time with a gentle fold and it's all good!
The drums rock!
Actually, trays rock. Your drum rolls.
My drum rocks and rolls. It was actually an amazingly simple conversion. I simply installed one eccentric roller on one of the pair of drive rods. Three regular friction rollers and one eccentric, so with each roatation there is also some tilt back and forth along the length of the drum.