[Konvas] Separator Strip 35mm Processing

Didier R. Steger drs at waloa.com
Mon Dec 14 05:52:51 EST 2015


About Dan Cordle and his How To  : http://konvas.org/how-to/faqs/how-to/separator-strip-35mm-processing <http://konvas.org/how-to/faqs/how-to/separator-strip-35mm-processing>

Very nice and useful information, form where come the ribbon ?

Lot of work to do, but very nice for developing in a kitchen.

I am also working on my own processing system for B&W 35mm in my kitchen (30m/100ft), but after many research for making my own separator strip with ribbon from chocolate factory :  
http://www.homechocolatefactory.com/CTGY/Acetate-Rolls-Sheets.html <http://www.homechocolatefactory.com/CTGY/Acetate-Rolls-Sheets.html> But too thin 100micron or 150micron and very difficult to give him a form for film strip.

Finally with a different approach. 

Now I searching everywhere Apron from Kodak or « Ruban Gaufré » from the Souplinox.

Apron come the 60’/70’  this is a 35mm plastic for developing two meters of reel film from Kodacraft : 
http://www.freestylephoto.biz/51036-Plastic-Film-Apron-Reel-Replacement-for-Arista-35mm-EZ-Tank <http://www.freestylephoto.biz/51036-Plastic-Film-Apron-Reel-Replacement-for-Arista-35mm-EZ-Tank>
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAyNFg3Njg=/z/xmIAAOxy2CZTaU42/$_57.JPG <http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAyNFg3Njg=/z/xmIAAOxy2CZTaU42/$_57.JPG>
http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Plastic-35mm-Film-Apron-Reel-Replacement-still-flexible-with-original-box-/321600514009?hash=item4ae0e267d9:g:xmIAAOxy2CZTaU42 <http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Plastic-35mm-Film-Apron-Reel-Replacement-still-flexible-with-original-box-/321600514009?hash=item4ae0e267d9:g:xmIAAOxy2CZTaU42>

In Europe we have the same thing, call « Ruban Gaufré » it’s make by factory in the 50’/60’s to do that for movie film, and in the 30’s for photo film, this one have the good size for 16mm (30m/100ft).

A company « Fotodan » made that in the 60’ : 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/goodimages/5357760497/in/photostream/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/goodimages/5357760497/in/photostream/>
https://www.flickr.com/photos/goodimages/5357760037/in/photostream/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/goodimages/5357760037/in/photostream/>

I have the same but very small model (10m), I think it’s for making Double 8mm movie.

After you can develop it in caffenol, you need only a good system drying system, this sort by example : 
http://www.filmlabs.org/docs/secheuse16.pdf <http://www.filmlabs.org/docs/secheuse16.pdf>
http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-BIG-dryer-for-8-16-35-mm-film-processing-tank-lomo-Krasnogorsk-STOK-/181866013726?hash=item2a580f241e:g:7kYAAOSwWKtUrdKQ <http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-BIG-dryer-for-8-16-35-mm-film-processing-tank-lomo-Krasnogorsk-STOK-/181866013726?hash=item2a580f241e:g:7kYAAOSwWKtUrdKQ>

> Is the use of a separator strip a superior form of photo-chemical
> processing? What are it's advantages?

Easy to load, with proper plate, easy to use with low power photo-chemical product, of coffee product.

The Russian Lomo is very hard to find in 100ft for 35mm, very fragile, very hard to load. 

The film strip approach is nice for 35mm or original 16mm (not for Super 16 ou Ultra 16).



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