I think it depends on what you want your final print to be? How good is good enough? I usually spend about 30 minutes to an hour to get a print right. I don't really care that my backlog is growing, I will rather have one great print than five mediocre. So I take my time.
If I had to print 240 prints (8 x 30 rolls) I would cringe at the thought of making final prints of all of them. I would probably purchase a bunch of 5x7 RC paper and crank out work prints that are decent in contrast and tone. Then I would take some time off from printing, just looking at those prints and decide which ones I r-e-a-l-l-y want to spend time on.
I know nothing of automated process, it's not an ambition of mine.
- Thomas