I recently buyed the Paterson "Major" washer for fiber-based papers: this washer is theoretically for papers until the max format of 12x16in (30,5x40,6cm)....as described on the Paterson's website and in the instructions!!!
Yesterday, after a sesssion of print with ILFORD GALERIE the incredible happened: i try to insert the papers in the washer and while you can insert the grade 3 papers with some difficulties, with the grade 2 papers, after you use with chemicals, is really difficult or is impossible!!!!
THE PAPERS grew, lengthened and is impossible to insert in the print basket.
It is normal for an article sold as usable for papers up to the size of 12x16in in fact is not workable as it measures only 40,5cm on the larger size?????