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

From: Sandy King ^lt;>
Date: 11/19/04-12:50:54 PM Z
Message-id: <a06020418bdc3f0be9460@[]>

I would also recommending loading the film in the drum wet. This will
prevent sticking and also encourage slightly more chemistry exchange
on the back during processing.


>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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Received on Fri Nov 19 12:51:09 2004

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