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2002 Printer Processor Buyer's Guide


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E-series. C-41/E-6/b&w film processors-35mm, APS, 126, 110, 120/220, 70mm long roll film, roll sizes to 100 ft., 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: 4 x 5, 8 x 10 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 inches wide; 1200 inches/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 11 x 13.75 inches. [L, C, P, S, O]

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Colex/Poli LaserLab 20 x 33 inches. High speed laser driven 20 x 33 inches digital photo printer, attached to an RA4 processor. Prints at a rate of 950 8 x lO'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. Another unit is available, the LaserLab 30 x 49 like the LaserLab 2030 but produces prints up to 30 x 49 inches. [C, P, W, S, R, O]

Colex DigiPro 12 x 18 inches. Digital photographic printer reading standard image files. Print sizes to 12 x 18; resolution up to 500 ppi; 300 8 x 10 prints/hr; connected to processor for full daylight operation. [M, C, P, B, S, R, O]

Colex/Poli Multi Image Lab 12 x 18 inches. C-41 Package printer/processor 35mm, APS,120/220, and sheet film to 4 x 5. 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 12 x 18 inches; uses direct video anaIyzation for on-screen density/color/cropping control.[M,C, P, W, S]

Colex/Poli Cropping Video Lab 20 x 30 inches. C-41 (configurable for type R) custom printer/processor- 35mm, APS, 120/220, sheet film to 4 x 5 inches. On screen cropping/sizing; density/color adjustments for one shot printing (direct video analyzation); processor diverter system available enables printing more than one process on printer; VCNA mode; backwriting system for prints and negative bags. Model also available in 30 x 40 inches [M, C, P, W, S, O]

Colex RTK-55/60 DP. RA-4 paper processor handling sheets from 5 x 7 to 40 x 60 inches/rolls to 50 inches wide. Specifically designed for digital output from digital photographic printers (Durst Lambda, and Gretag LightJet); special mechanism to insure straight feeding; enhanced replenishment system, robust recirculation system and oversized developer tank to maximize processing uniformity; IR assisted dryer for streakless finish; high-speed processing with paper transport speed of 60 ipm and transparency processing at 25 ipm. A Day/Night version is available to handle the new Eastman Kodak color material for Day/Night applications.[C, B, R, O]