On 4/22/07, Martin Jangowski <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Astonishing. I just read the Ilford 2150 data sheet... they manage to process a sheet of RC paper in 42s including 15s (!) washing time.
I suspect that process is designed around their dedicated RC paper (Ilfopress?) and meant to be used in a "row setup" with a roll paper feeder, a roll paper mask and such. Two cutting edges less to worry about, a very minute time spent in the chemicals, a controlled environment with temperature control, constant (hot?) water flow, replenished fix and dev... I see no reason not to trust it. I wonder how archival this is... Time has proven that. I suspect that most consumer bw prints in Europe during the last 15-20 years went through these or similar machines. Grüße aus Hohenlohe,
Oh, and two other contenders for your call for chemicals for the Printo: Amaloco 7007 is the dutch counterpart for the Ilford RT2150 chemicals and Calbe is said to manufacture a kit for it, too. I see no reason not to use that kit in a Printo or Metoform. You may call Peter Loeffler and Banse&Grohmann about these 4l-kits... (and I´m interested in prices, too). -- Gruss, Roman