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    Your print washer?

    Hi,

    The question is in the title... Do you use print washer and what model would you recommend?

    Nota: I develop mainly 8x10 papers but I sometimes use 11x14...

    Thanks!

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    And how do you hold your prints?

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    My print washer is a plastic container form the local hardware store with a Plexiglas false wall at the drain end to force drainage from the bottom. The separators are Plexiglas held in place with PVC trim. Water is injected in each section from a plastic pipe clamped to a water hose. The “jets” are 2mm holes drilled at appropriate intervals.http://www.doak.no/index_files/3-DarkRm.htm

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    If you are not up to making your own, I would suggest the Versalab 11x14. Relatively inexpensive, as print washers go; efficient and nearly indestructable.

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    I use a Premier 11x14 print washer. It's good if you dont have to wash lots of prints at once and dont care about conserving water

    I bought mine from Freestyle http://www.freestylephoto.biz/111411...14?cat_id=1604
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    Calumet archival washer. These can be had on the used market at a decent price these days. Zone VI, Gravity works, Calumet, etc. all made them. Bill Barber

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    A summitek 11x14 print washer

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdoak View Post
    My print washer is a plastic container form the local hardware store with a Plexiglas false wall at the drain end to force drainage from the bottom. The separators are Plexiglas held in place with PVC trim. Water is injected in each section from a plastic pipe clamped to a water hose. The “jets” are 2mm holes drilled at appropriate intervals.http://www.doak.no/index_files/3-DarkRm.htm

    Amazing! I visited your site and really was amazed at your inventiveness. Nice work.
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    My tub..........I fill the tub to the point where the prints float freely, and agitat frequently for about 5 min, then drain the tub. Repeat for several cycles, about 6 or 7. My fiber prints pass the HT-2 test every time.

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