I want to make some large dark room prints (40×50 or larger). However the dark room I have access to, does not have room for 40×50 trays. So before I go and make a whole bunch of mistakes, working out how to do this I would like to know if there any tried and true methods that someone can point me in the direction of.
I am happy with how I am going to set up an enlarger sideways to make the exposure, it is just how to develop the print which I need to work out.
Half baked ideas I have:
- Use a 20l ‘poly-pail’ (bucket with a sealing lid) and use it like a rotary tank
- Make a thin vertical tank out of acrylic sheet
- Hold the exposed print vertically above the sink and use a aquarium pump to hose the print down with dev fix etc.
- Use a wall paper wetting bucket and carefully dunk the paper in and out (under the wire).