Re: Jobo 3005, PMK, & 5x7 Tri-X

From: Michael Healy ^lt;>
Date: 11/19/04-12:40:38 PM Z
Message-id: <419DDBB6.16899.5DBB4AE@localhost>

I don't use Jobos, I use my own homemade faux BTZS tubes for 8x10 and 7x17. And
yes, they do stick, more or less. I've heard it said (in PureSilver, I think) that it's
supposed to be allegedly common knowledge that you are expected to refix after
removing the sheets, simply because the design prevents the presoak from removing
the dye.


On 19 Nov 2004 at 10:12, Eric Nelson wrote:

I had a couple runs of 5x7 to do here which for me is
an unusual size, but since the Jobo 3005 drum is
supposed to handle that size, I figured no problems
would occur.
Well, I ran the film w/a 5 min. presoak and after
completion, 4 of the 5 sheets were actually stuck to
the sides of the tubes in the drum! This left a
purplish mark where, as I quickly figured out, the
film had not received fixing on the base side of the
film. I re-fixed the film and then afterwards put the
sheets into a kodalk solution to get the stain back up
to par and all was well.
So aside from the major hassle of re-fixing and doing
the 30 min. wash AGAIN, all came out fine.

With greater solution quantities, I ran the balance of
the film (2 sheets w/over one liter of solution) and
one of the sheets had the same problem.

I'm wondering if anyone here has had this same problem
w/5x7 as NONE of my 8x10 Tri-X EVER has a problem
using the same drum and exact same techniques.

Jobo has cut back on their support now so they charge
$10 a question or some such nonsense and their email
support is slow to non-existent FYI.

Thanks in advance and I'm still looking for any info
on the "mourning images" i posted as to whether anyone
is familiar w/these kinds of images. Thank you to
those who commented previously. =)


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