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

From: Gregory Blank ^lt;>
Date: 11/19/04-12:55:00 PM Z
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   If you tip the drum once or twice a minute,
both during development and during fixing
it seems to eliminate the uneven developing and fixing. I also
presoak film for two minutes with tempered water.

On Nov 19, 2004, at 1:40 PM, Michael Healy wrote:

> 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.
> Mike
> 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. =)
> <>
> Eric
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