REMINDER: DO NOT WALK INTO THE FILM ROOM WITHOUT KNOCKING FIRST AND MAKING SURE THAT NO ONE IS INSIDE. Remember the door does not lock unless you remember to latch it. Opening the door when someone is rolling film will make everyone very unhappy.
WHAT TO DO:
A. In the film room first make sure the counter top is dry and clean.
In the dark, open the flat side of the film canister and push the film out. Cut off the leader. Roll the film onto the reel, remembering that the outermost end of the metal spiral should be facing the film. Cut off the spindle at the end of the film. Place the loaded reel into the tank. Close the tank. Turn on the lights. Unlatch the door.
C. Prepare the chemistry: You will need 5 different chemicals: developer, stop bath, fixer, perma wash, Ecco 121, and a lot of water.
Pour the diluted developer into the tank. Tap the tank, and agitate
according to the type of film you have:
To determine development time look on the side of the Sprint Film Developer box. Find the film type and then the time/temperture on the charts.
Remember, developing time is relative. That means if your first roll is too dense - decrease your time on the next roll; if too thin - increase your time on the next roll
At the end of this time, dump out the developer. Flush the tank with water. pour in the Stop Bath and tap the tank. ALWAYS TAP THE SIDE OF THE FILM DEV. TANK AFTER YOU POUR IN A NEW SOLUTION. Forgetting to do this can result in air bells forming on the film surface. Such formation would yeild visible unevenness in film development.
Time: 1 minute
This wash and the final wash should be done in an open tank.
While your film is washing, take the beaker with the used fixer in it into the print room.
If the printing trays are set up: Dilute this used fixer solution with an EQUAL part of water. Then, add this solution to the fixer tray in the sink.
If the printing trays are not set up: pour your used fixer into the DEAD fixer container next to the sink.
Please be careful not to splatter any water drops on any film that is already hanging up.
Rinse your tank, lid and reels with hot water and set the reels up to dry.
Wipe down the counter area and dry it.
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