I use my laundry room for sensitizing also ... and use the clothes dryer for drying the sensitized tissues. Not too practical if you're a high-volume printer but I only sensitize about twice a month at most and only print up to 8" x 10" negatives on 9" x 12" tissues.
I run the dryer for a few minutes to get the interior temperature to around 90 degrees F ... turn it off ... rotate the drum by hand until the vanes align on the bottom so I can put a rack across them ... tape the light switch on the door down so it doesn't come on when I open the dryer ... load the sensitized tissues onto the rack one at a time as I finish each ... wait two hours from when the first tissue went in and start printing.
There is no air circulation or fan to assist with drying but I brush sensitize with acetone and have not had a problem with them drying. The dryer will hold ten 12"x15" tissues at a time ... but the most that I've done at once is eight 9"x11".
For light protection, I use cutouts of amberlith over the windows ... that lets plenty of daylight in but no UV ... rubylith would work too but is a little darker and you get less light to work by.
Last edited by Jim Graves; 09-08-2011 at 09:30 PM. Click to view previous post history.