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2002 Printer Processor Buyer's Guide

Houston Fearless is no longer manufactureing processors but still is supplying parts for their existing products.

201-265-6000; fax: 201-265-0894;
Ilfolab 2150 RC Table-Top Processor. Paper processor from Ilford Imaging handles roll paper to 5 inches wide, and cut sheets to 20 inches wide. Exclusive infrared dryer; automatic chemical dilution; auto standby; space efficient tabletop design. [M, C, P]

952-942-4190; fax: 952-942-4191;
VP-2. Lucht's original, fully automatic, package printer, designed for the professional color lab, school finisher or store finisher. It can print a 5-unit package in approximately 13 to 14 seconds. It employs interchangeable optic drawers, and will accommodate all professional film sizes, up to and including 70mm. Using cluster lenses, the printer will print subwallets to 11 x 14, on all formats. All operator commands are entered on the controller keyboard. [P,S]

V-7. An automatic printer, designed primarily for wedding work. It enhances productivity in labs offering multiple negative formats and multiple size prints. Its lens cabinet contains seven complete sets of lenses (wallets through 11 x 14, from 35mm to 6 x 7), and square formats from medium to 120 crops. The lens decks are stored on a rotating carousel, ready for use. To change from one negative format to the next, the operator simply changes the negative cropping plate. If you print from cut negatives mounted on aperture cards, you'll want IntelliCard-2. It's the automated system that increases productivity and decreases turn around time. Intellicard-2, an optional accessory for the VP-2, V-7 and Kodak PMP printers, more than doubles machine productivity in most applications compared to manual printer operation. [P,S]

Lucht SportsPak/Twin Drive. A fully automatic printer designed for the school finisher or store promotion finisher. This fast-cycling, high-production machine employs two complete sets of lenses, one driven from the right side of the printer and one from the left. Any two professional formats, with print sizes from subwallets to 11 x 14, may be used. All operator commands are entered through a central keyboard. [P,S]

Lucht Digital Package Cutter. Cuts prints from 10 inches and 11 inches rolls in both directions delivering ready to ship prints. It works with either the Lucht package punch marker or a front bar code between prints. [P,S]

Lucht Long Roll Print Inspection Station. Allows variable speed viewing of prints with roll sizes up to 11 inches. An optional light stand and backprinter viewer are available. [P,W,S,D]

734-677-6989/800-664-0344; fax: 734-677-6963;;
Jobo PrintLab Paper Processor. RA-4/b&w-models 3503/3503R/3504 are 13 inches roller transport processors with 5-liter solution baths; automatic replenishment; built-in wash water heater; even automatic self-cleaning cycles available depending on model. [M, C, P, S]

Jobo CPE/CPA/CPP Manual Rotary Processors. C-41/E-6/b&w film/paper processor-35mm, APS, 110, 120/220, sheet film to 16 x 20 and paper sizes to 20 x 24. Temperature-controlled water bath; versatile: change process easily; with drum loaded, daylight operation possible; continuous agitation/variable speeds. [M, C, P]

Jobo Autolab ATL-1500. C-41/E-6/b&w/RA-4 film/paper processor-35mm, APS, 120/220, sheet film (4 x 5), 70mm. Small size; versatile; portable-can be used on location (e.g., in an RV, etc.); high-quality results with perfectly maintained time/temperature/agitation. [M, L, C, P, B, O]

Jobo Autolabs ATL-22/23/24/2500-series. C-41/E-6/b&w film/paper processor-35mm, APS, 126, 110, 120/220, sheet film to 16 x 20, paper to 20 x 24. All variables maintained perfectly; versatile in film and paper handling; develops sheet film in Jobo Expert drums. [M, C, P, O]

Technolab Dip & Dunk. C-41/E-6/b&w film processor-35mm, 126, 110, 120/220/sheet film to 16 x 20. Full battery backup; compact single and double-lift machines available for low volume use; capacities up to 540 rolls per hour, full control of the processor from a single LCD screen; push/pull programming in 1-second increments, custom configurations available. [M, C, P, B]