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Old 10th June 2020, 08:34 AM
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Default Mini lab paper cassettes.

I remember reading that mini lab paper cassettes are good for storing rolls of colour paper.
Do people take the innards out of them, and just use them as light tight boxes, or do they apply power and have auto feed and cut?
Having never seen one I am clueless.
Also any recommendations please.
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Old 10th June 2020, 04:18 PM
Mike O'Pray Mike O'Pray is offline
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I remember reading that mini lab paper cassettes are good for storing rolls of colour paper.
Do people take the innards out of them, and just use them as light tight boxes, or do they apply power and have auto feed and cut?
Having never seen one I am clueless.
Also any recommendations please.
Cheers.
It's a great question, Nat and if indeed you can buy these cassettes with power and have the space to set one up and you also have funds for whatever it costs to do so, there may even be a "nice little earner" in the form of providing on a small scale, cut sheets of Kodak RA4 paper at a profit.

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Old 16th June 2020, 03:05 PM
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No need for power. You want Fuji MG 180 magazines for this because they have a handy knob for rolling the paper out/in and their pin locking paper from moving back in can be switched off. The inner roll holder can be adjusted for paper's width.

My setup is magazine --> Rotatrim --> raised length markers, all of which can be mounted on a plywood plate for precision. Left hand rolls the paper out (or back in) through the cutter, right hand alignes the end against the marker and operates the Rotarim.
It takes some practice but then the cutting is quite fast and reliable. Easily 4-5 sheets/minute.

I have some photos of the setup but apparently I can't upload them here so I'm not going to look for them now.

There were automatic cutters available but they're bulky and difficult to find.

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Old 16th June 2020, 06:51 PM
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I have some photos of the setup but apparently I can't upload them here so I'm not going to look for them now.

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Do you mean that the FADU site prevents uploading the photos? I see no reason why this should be?

Can anyone help here?

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