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2001 Directory of Printers & Processors

AutoPan Film Processors. C-41/E-6/b&w—35mm, 120/220, sheet film. 4-column lift system for hanger transport; proven safe handling; electronic control system; variety of models to meet every production need; sheet and strip film and limited roll film ability. [M, L, C, P, W, B]

AutoPan Paper Processors. Roll paper handling depends on model, from 3x5 up to 80" wide to panoramic. Racks have one-third the number of gears and fewer rollers compared with other processors and feature a center support for belt drive, eliminating a base transport system and subsequent paper jams; adjustable roller to insure proper alignment. [M, L, C, P, W, B]

Brooke Intl./Brooke Engineering
360-638-2591; fax: 360-638-1658;;
E-series. C-41/E-6/b&w film processors—35mm, APS, 126, 110, 120/220, 70mm long roll film, roll sizes to 100', 8mm. Bray E-series are budget-priced, low-to-medium volume, dry-to-dry, tabletop continuous-film designs; daylight loading; modular; can be used with any manufacturer's chemistry; [M, L, C, P, W, B, R, O]

Mini R & Mini R2. Tabletop processor; high-speed b&w/color; 35mm perf or unperf; 3.9-118"/minute x 1000 feet capable; suitable for acetate, polyester films and microfilm (on Mini R)/cinefilm (Mini R2). [L, C, P, W, B, R, O]

Magitrak. C-41/E-6/b&w film processor—35mm, APS, 126, 110, 120/220, sheet film; cut sheet sizes: 4x5, 8x10 depending on model, roll sizes: all sizes to 200mm. Leaderless dry-to-dry, daylight loading; magnetic transport system allows maximum film exposure to chemistry with a minimum of racks and rollers; automatic replenishment is IR scanner controlled for optimal chemistry usage. [L, C, P, W, B, D, R, O]

Magitrak RA-4. 10" wide; 1200"/hr; leaderless, daylight loading; magnetic transport system; IR auto rep system; low maintenance; simple operation. [L, C, P, W, B, S, O]

Midget. C-41 transportable film processors—35mm & APS. Processing clean and dry negs in 10 min; small self-contained unit for location processing; uses specially formulated dry powder PressPak chemistry; each PressPak can process up to 12 135-36 rolls without replenishment; fitted for multi-voltage operation and can operate from 12V DC power supply. [C, B, O]

Step One Punch Lucht Package. Package printer for 120/220, sheet and other film sizes. Add on a punch marker with controller for Lucht Step One package printer and combined with LS-12-inch automatic print cutter to reduce production time to minutes; you can retrofit current Step One printers with step-by-step instructions provided. [M, L, C, P, S]

HP-11/CBX-11 Printer. High-performance roll-easel with contact box to put names, logos on cropped images from enlarger; makes images to 11x13.75". [L, C, P, S, O]

Colex Imaging
201-265-5670; fax: 201-265-7093;;
Colex/Poli LaserLab 20x33". High speed laser driven 20x33" digital photo printer, attached to an RA4 processor. Prints at a rate of 950 8xlO's per hour. Superior image quality attained by the use of an imaging drum eliminating transport problems. Unique simplified laser optical path ensures stable and reliable operation. Attached processor is field switchable to full wash or washless (NP) configurations. Forms high production system when teamed with the Poli Digital Imager for printing from film. [C, P, W, S, R, O]

Colex DigiPro 12x18". Digital photographic printer reading standard image files. Print sizes to 12x18; resolution up to 500 ppi; 300 8x10 prints/hr; connected to processor for full daylight operation. [M, C, P, B, S, R, O]

Colex/Poli Multi Image Lab 12x18". C-41 Package printer/processor—35mm, APS, 120/220, and sheet film to 4x5. Uses 2 tiered turrets for holding lenses/clusters— computer-controlled; top turret interchangeable for up to 18 setups; also serves as cropping printer; can make enlargements to 12x18"; uses direct video anaIyzation for on-screen density/color/cropping control. [M,C, P, W, S]