Truer words have not been spoken...
</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Richard Boulware @ Apr 17 2003, 03:47 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>The Graphmatic film holder is a wonderful piece of gear, but does not suffer fools gladly. The key is positive and easy loading. FORCE NOTHING....and constantly eyeball your individual septums. A bent septum will not only throw your focus off, but could screw up your push/pull operation.</td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'>

Bent septums can jam, scratch emulsion and if you force it it will bend more. Every once in a while you may wish to invert (opening towards the ground) and run the film holder through all six septums. Inverted or tilted downward (where gravity can get at it) is when bent septums and weak side springs are most noticable.
I love my grafmatics. I wish they were still made.