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Old 8th November 2014, 07:39 PM
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Has anyone tried to use a Paterson RC Rapid print washer 8x10 to wash their 5x4 Negs (http://www.ag-photographic.co.uk/pat...8x10-925-p.asp) ?

Yes, I know its designed for paper, but effectively there is little difference between the washing requirements of a sheet of RC and a sheet of film.

I have been wondering if the Paterson Washer isn't an effective way of delivering a final wash, which guarantees that both the emulsion and anti-halation sides of the film are adequately washed.

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Has anyone tried to use a Paterson RC Rapid print washer 8x10 to wash their 5x4 Negs (http://www.ag-photographic.co.uk/pat...8x10-925-p.asp) ?

Yes, I know its designed for paper, but effectively there is little difference between the washing requirements of a sheet of RC and a sheet of film.

I have been wondering if the Paterson Washer isn't an effective way of delivering a final wash, which guarantees that both the emulsion and anti-halation sides of the film are adequately washed.

Thanks

Martin
The Paterson washer should be more than adequate, film requires much less washing than fibre based paper as film base is impermeable to water, the washing of sheet film is more akin to washing RC papers as you say, I carefully wash my sheet films in a large tray using a Kodak dish syphon.

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I use my Paterson Major washer for 8x10 and 4x5 film. It works superbly. And I have it connected to a clockwork Tap-Timer so it works unattended and shuts off automatically at the end of the wash time...15 minutes.
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I use the paterson washer for my 5x4 negs. and it works perfectly. I put them in emulsion side up which is probably safest.

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Looks as if it will work fine - Emulsion side up

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