Tray processing sheet film?

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Got a 4x5 but tray processing one sheet at at time is slooow. Read Pickers book where he puts in all the films and processes at once. Is that how you guys do it? i have a film tank but no holders.

I need to do one at  a time tho since i take notes on exposure for each one and they'd get mixed up in the trays no?

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Jobo has tanks and reels for
Jobo has tanks and reels for 4*5 inch film. You can put 6 sheets at a time on them. But you need a multitank 2 because the multitank 1 cant fit such a reel. The reel name is "Sheetfilm reel UNI" Also check out their site : http://www.jobo.com/System-Tanks-2500.853.0.html To keep track of wich film is wich expo you need to be organised. I leave my sheets in the holder untill i process them. I pile them up in a way that I know wiche sheet goes first. Just keep a note of where you place your sheets on the reel and you'll be fine.
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Thanks Anon. Thats what i need. Just checked Freestyle tho and reel is $60 wow and tank is $100!  Both out of stock anyway.

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I can process two at a time

I can process two at a time (again slow) using an old Unicolor print drum and Besler rotating base. As soon as I figure out a seperator I can do four at a time in my tank. It works rather well and only uses 300mL of chemistry.

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You might start looking for a

You might start looking for a "Paterson Orbital". It can hold FOUR 4x5 sheets. And uses a minimal amount of developer (100 ml)

 

http://www.rogerandfrances.com/photoschool/ps%20how%20orbital.html

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