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An easy way to develop sheet film
Alan Clark
Alan Clark
28th December 2009
The simplest and cheapest method of developing 5 x 4 sheet film is in an open dish using the "shuffle" method. Its drawback is that it is not easy to load the sheets of film, with wet hands, one at a time, into a pre-bath of water. It also requires some skill to avoid damaging the film...
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By Alan Clark on 20th January 2024, 07:29 PM
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The divided dish has been a game-changed for me, when using Pyro developer.
I just made a small one so far, for two-off 5x7" sheets. I drilled the dish and epoxied plastic bolts through from below, for a little more sturdiness. Easy to use when wearing rubber gloves, and no sign of flow-marks on negs as far as I can see ( the 5x7 sheets can move around a little, relative to the pegs, which helps) .
Next step - a bigger dish for 4-off.

Thanks Alan !
Mark, that's good to hear. I'm pleased you have found the divided dish idea useful.

Alan
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