</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (mvjim @ May 21 2003, 12:15 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>J His final conclusion was that, with the exception of the Cascading type washer, that most of the washers required well over an hour of wash time (some required up to 2 + hours) to insure that the prints were clean. </td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'>
Baryta prints should not need more than 20 minutes of washing if processed correctly. The "trick" is to use rapid fixer in high concentration (for example as typical for films) to fix the paper in under 1 minute followed by a quick bath in 1% Soda sicc. solution. The Kodak syphon is a good tool but a nice trick is to let the paper sit for a tiny bit and then dump out the contents to let fresh water come in.. With a Kodak Tray Syphon and another Tray or two for soaking in 20-25C water one can process quite a few prints.. probably more than many of the more expensive washers deploying a less than ideal routine.
I got a large centrifugal pump and my next "experiment" will be to see about just pumping room temperature water, perhaps filtered through cotton wad,..