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Old 7th May 2009, 09:28 AM
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I just saw Steven Taylor's picture of his darkroom and noticed the lines and pegs above his sink - presumably to hang the prints to drip straight from the wash.
In my darkroom I have a 4' x 2' piece of MDF screwed to the wall, and onto that a same-sized piece of clear plastic sheeting (some 3mm thick). I have fixed a length of slim-line guttering, sealed at each end, below the plastic to catch the water ron-off. It doesn't need a drain because it never gets too full, and the water just evaporates away.
The good thing is that prints, even FB, stick to the plastic and can be squeegeed easily.
I have a light directed at the wall; great for viewing prints and teststrips.
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Very neat and ingenious.
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Peter, I have something similar around my "wet area" - perspex splash backs onto which I regularly "stick" test prints and work prints for viewing.
I also have a 6-string extractable washing line running above the wet area for hanging prints and films to dry.

Interesting exchange - by the way Peter can one call in pick up Prescysol or do we have to rely on mail order - I am often in the Iver area.

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