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Tip on using a wallpaper wetting tray and a piece of stainless steel tubing to process oversize prints.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Sep 1991 (v.13#9) pg. 13

Tip on agitating a tray so as to keep chemicals from splashing on your fingers.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Jan 1994 (v.16#1) pg. 5

Tip on making photographic print squeegees from automobile windshield wiper refills.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Jun 1994 (v.16#6) pg. 5

Tip on removing the lids from the Jobo 3000 series processing drums.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Jul 1994 (v.16#7) pg. 5

Color in quantity. Two experts share their techniques for medium-volume color printing and processing. Includes a look at processing equipment options.
DARKROOM & CREATIVE CAMERA TECHNIQUES May-Jun 1986 (v.7#3) pg. 43, 49
Added Info DARKROOM & CREATIVE CAMERA TECHNIQUES Sep-Oct 1986 (v.7#5) pg. 58

Causes of streaking and stains when using rotary drum film and print processing are pinpointed and correct procedures are described.

Tips on extending chemical life in automated print processors.

User test of the Fujimoto Image Processor CP31.
Added Info DARKROOM & CREATIVE CAMERA TECHNIQUES Nov-Dec 1994 (v.15#6) pg. 8 (P30P chemical deterioration rate)

Achieving consistency in color printing. A test procedure to determine how density and contrast vary along the length of a processing drum.

Tip: A second tray with a clean bottom will serve as a floating lid for a tray of chemicals.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1979 (v.1#4) pg. 12

Color processing drums. An in-depth report on what is available and the differences.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1979 (v.1#5) pg. 23

Hand powered drum agitator for color processing drums is made from some wood and casters. Est. cost: $5.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1979 (v.1#6) pg. 29

Move up to basket processing of color prints. Tips on equipment and procedures.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan-Feb 1980 (v.2#1) pg. 74

Tip: Use wallpaper wetting trays for processing large photo prints.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan-Feb 1981 (v.3#1) pg. 12

Over-the-sink print processing center. A wooden rack holds three print trays, one above another. Ideal for a small darkroom.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar-Apr 1981 (v.3#2) pg. 80

Tip: Convert spring-clip clothespins into small tongs.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1982 (v.4#2) pg. 12

Tip: Add a drain hole to a large photo tray to facilitate returning chemicals to bottles.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1982 (v.4#7) pg. 15

Tip: Make an un-motorized color processing drum roller from 4 casters and a piece of wood.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1982 (v.4#8) pg. 9

A look at "batch" processing equipment suitable for color prints, representative costs and tips on use.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul-Aug 1983 (v.5#5) pg. 46

Photograph illustrates a homemade battery-powered drum agitator.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Sep-Oct 1983 (v.5#6) pg. 12

Print tongs. An in-depth look at the various styles of tongs available.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1983 (v.5#7) pg. 19
Added Info DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar-Apr 1984 (v.6#2) pg. 13

Tip: How to modify the motor base for a processing drum to induce a slight end-to-end (sine wave) type of agitation.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul-Aug 1984 (v.6#4) pg. 9

Tip: Hook up a small aquarium aerator to two trays of hypo to produce constant fixer agitation.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1984 (v.6#6) pg. 15

Tip: Make a motorized base for print processing tubes from a childs battery-powered toy truck.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1984 (v.6#7) pg. 16

Automatic tray rocker is powered by a windshield wiper motor and a 6-volt dry cell battery. The unit will hold 3 11"x14" trays. Est. cost: $30.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar-Apr 1985 (v.7#2) pg. 82

Collapsible tray stacker made out of wood dowls and door molding. Holds up to six 8"x10" trays on three levels.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1985 (v.7#8) pg. 58

Speed up color-print processing by using trays instead of processing tubes.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar-Apr 1986 (v.8#2) pg. 70
Added Info DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul-Aug 1986 (v.8#4) pg. 6

Tip: Improper removal of filler cap on a processing drum can cause scratches on prints.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan-Feb 1987 (v.9#1) pg. 12

Simple jig will help loosen stuck tops of print processing drums (if they are equipped with a protruding offset).
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar-Apr 1987 (v.9#2) pg. 18

Darkroom in a drum. Plastic tubes for multiple processing needs. How to use processing drums for both paper and film. How to make your own processing drums large enough for prints up to 40"x50" from thin-wall PVC sewer pipe.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul-Aug 1987 (v.9#4) pg. 28
Added Info DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1987 (v.9#6) pg. 4

Tip on leveling a color processing drum used with a motor-driven base.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar-Apr 1988 (v.10#2) pg. 51

Tip: Plexiglas tray covers reduce the level of chemical odors in a photo darkroom.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1989 (v.11#4) pg. 7

Rack for using a Unicolor drum with the Model 14 Photo-Therm temperature controller water bath in order to make 8"x10" prints.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1989 (v.11#6) pg. 4

Ilford CAP-40 processor. Tips on using this Cibachrome machine to also process black-and-white and Ektacolor prints.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1989 (v.11#6) pg. 54
Added Info DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1990 (v.12#8) pg. 16

Warp-speed color printing. Ektacolor RA-4 comes to the home darkroom. Includes instructions for converting a CAP-40 processor to the RA-4 process.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1990 (v.12#10) pg. 49
Added Info CAMERA & DARKROOM Aug 1993 (v.15#8) pg. 7

Tongs for all reasons. How to make wooden tongs which can be used as salad servers, ice cube tongs, photographic tongs, etc.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Nov 1978 (v.67#8) pg. 52

Using a deep tank and one (not two) rubber gloves will speed up print processing.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1975 (v.24#11) pg. 8

Two-machine stabilization processing produces quality b&w prints rapidly.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1982 (v.31#2) pg. 20

Tips on establishing an effective equipment maintenance program for a photographic laboratory.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1984 (v.33#4) pg. 10

Tricks of the trade. (1) Modify a flash meter to work from a PC cord. (2) How to process eight 4x5 prints, four 5x7 or two 8x10s in a standard 11x14 drum. (3) Use opaquing pens or rubylith material to eliminate (knock out) backgrounds on medium or large format negatives.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1984 (v.33#4) pg. 25

Jobo Autolab ATL-2 processing machine for film and paper (both color and B&W). Includes tips on controlling some minor problems when using the processor.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1990 (v.39#4) pg. 44

Getting the most out of your roller transport color processor. Tips on cleaning, chemistry, calibration, etc.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1994 (v.43#7) pg. 6

Tips on using the daylight processing drum and nomograph charts to make home color processing easier.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #574 Mar 1976 (v.72) pg. 96

Six-foot long rocking tray table holds six 8x10 trays. The trays are gently oscillated (rocked) back and forth by an electric motor to provide agitation. Est. cost: $40.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #582 Nov 1976 (v.72) pg. 144

How to make color prints in the $20 Heath/Mitchell color canoe that are comparable to those made in a $250 drum processor.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1968 (v.32#12) pg. 22

Tray processing compared with machine (stabilization) processing.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1970 (v.34#11) pg. 82

Make your own processing drum from plastic sheeting formed into a tube and outfitted with wooden end plugs. Use only 8 oz. of chemistry for a 20x24 print. Est. cost: $18.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1976 (v.40#9) pg. 136

Tip: Use wooden tongue depressors to make photo tongs longer.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1979 (v.43#10) pg. 120

Agitating box holds three print trays and gently agitates them by means of an electric motor.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1981 (v.45#4) pg. 112

Tip: Apply fluorescent tape to outside of processing drum to facilitate loading in the dark.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1982 (v.46#2) pg. 93

Print lifter that helps get prints out of darkroom chemical solutions without bending or creasing.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1986 (v.50#5) pg. 42

Floating lids save chemicals in the darkroom. Make your own from Plexiglas or acrylic.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1987 (v.51#5) pg. 34

How to level your motor base agitator and keep it that way while in use.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1988 (v.52#3) pg. 26

Build your own odd size, oversize or deep developing tanks from glass. Use silicone and fluorosilicone/sealants to glue the glass together and make it leak proof.
PHOTO METHODS FOR INDUSTRY Feb 1973 (v.16#2) pg. 40

Tips on processing prints using garden sprayers and sponges to apply the developing and fixing solutions without the need for tanks or trays.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Nov 1979 (v.8#7) pg. 4

Tip: Use "wetting troughs" for pre-pasted wallpaper as inexpensive trays for large prints (16x20 or larger).
PHOTOGRAPHIC Nov 1980 (v.9#7) pg. 59

Using the Kodak Ektaflex Printmaker to make color prints.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jan 1982 (v.10#9) pg. 43

Accurate processing of photo materials which require precise control of agitation, time and temperatures can be achieved by using one-shot chemistry in a rotary processor. Some tips.
PHOTOMETHODS Apr 1975 (v.18#4) pg. 27

Stabilization processing. A review of available equipment and their features. Includes information on how to use a stabilization machine to develop conventional RC papers.
PHOTOMETHODS Apr 1979 (v.22#4) pg. 20, 54

Doing the Dead Sea Scrolls. Description of a project to copy several thousand 5x7 negatives to make 4x5 positives. Includes user tips for the Jobo AutoLab ATL-3 processor.
PHOTOMETHODS Aug 1990 (v.33#8) pg. 30

Make your own floating lids for photo tanks out of melted paraffin.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1972 (v.137#5) pg. 46

Tip: Use cardboard water troughs for wetting prepasted wallpaper as developing trays for large prints.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1978 (v.149#2) pg. 68

Stabilization processors discussed.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1970 (v.66#5) pg. 74

Tips on using the Maxwell Mural Tank to make a 30"x40" enlargement.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1970 (v.67#1) pg. 20

The latest word in stabilization printing. How it works, what equipment and supplies are available and how it can increase your output and creativity and save you time.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1974 (v.75#6) pg. 100

Six darkroom projects. (1) cardboard light box, (2) floating tray lids, (3) spacer for focus magnifier, (4) press for flattening prints, (5) borderless enlarging easel and (6) enlarger light intensity control.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1976 (v.78#1) pg. 96

Use a stabilization processor for quick prints you can fix later. Part 1. What is available in papers and processors and tips on their use.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1986 (v.93#9) pg. 24

Matching a color-print processor to your needs. Part 1. Questions to be asked when comparing models and brands.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1986 (v.93#9) pg. 76

Matching a color-print processor to your needs. Part 2. A sampling of processing drums and systems on the market today.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1986 (v.93#10) pg. 76

Matching a color-print processor to your needs. Part 3. Unusual processors for color printing in home darkrooms.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1986 (v.93#11) pg. 32

Plastic divider lets your process four 4x5s in an 8x10 tray.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1990 (v.97#1) pg. 24

Foam lids protect photo solutions.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1964 (v.184#2) pg. 173