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    Those using a Nova Slot processor. Development problems.

    Hi All,

    I love my Nova slot processor especially when with Ansco 130 loaded, it lasts months and months. However I been noticing a lot of development streaks on my prints. Not all but enough for it to be a problem. Does anyone have experience with this? Is it possibly that I do not agitate it enough during development (meaning I let it just sit in there and move it around ever 15 seconds or so). I first thought there might be some contamination on my clips, so I scrub those well before each session.

    Thanks

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    Most likely a lack of agitation, you need to keep it moving gently, just as you would rock a tray. When cleaning the clips, open them to ensure the tips of the pins are cleaned otherwise contamination is a possibility. I used to get problems with Cibachrome/Ilfochrome processing until I learned that trick. A rinse with the clip open should be sufficient though, no need to scrub them.
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    Richard.

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    Agitation. I found that prints which looked fine before toning showed after toning (sepia bleach + redevelopment) the pattern of the slot wall texture.

    I jiggle the paper via the clip(s) rapidly at the beginning of development. I don't like agitating in such a way that the print is lifted out of the developer because it can aggravate a tendency to staining.

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    I will try that, thanks guys.



 

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