11x14 is almost trivially easy to handle moving tray to tray, only slightly harder than 8x10. It only starts getting difficult in my experience at 16x20 which is a BIG jump in difficulty and the largest size I print.
Originally Posted by ac12
Also, washing should be easy if you don't make too many prints. A tray siphon is fine, but you can also just use successive still water soaks. I have to do this currently for any prints larger than 8x10. You just fill a tray with clean water and soak the print for 10 minutes, then move it to another tray of clean water and, while the print is in the second tray, change the water in the first so it can be rotated back to it after ten minutes. This is annoying and cumbersome if you have many prints, a lot more work than just turning on the water for even one print, but works fine. Soak 10 minutes first, then 10 minutes in a wash aid, then six successive ten minute soaks should give you a good wash. It's quite workable if you only make a few prints. This is for fiber based paper of course. I agree that RC would be easier to handle in those sizes and given your style might suit you fine. It is much easier to wash. I've never tried the successive soak method with RC but it should work even better, just not take as long. You'd be on your own figuring out HOW long though. Normally a five minute running water wash is sufficient for RC but if using still water soaks I'd start with at least two.
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