I am not sure how to search for this topic, I tried though, hence the question. I am printing black-and-white work for other people and with trays the time it takes starts annoying me. I got offered to pick up an Ilford 2150 for free but I read that the chemicals only last for 2 weeks. The amount I print is nowhere near lucrative for that. Is it true or can you leave it in longer?

Or is there a machine that will do this for me but is made for smaller quantities of printing. It's still on a pretty irregular base, maybe 30 prints a month, but I am looking to extend this next year.

Any advice or should I just keep rolling as I do now and buy a dryer (which I intended to do anyway but the seller's not responding) to shorten on that time.

Thanx in advance,

Indra