I want to make some large dark room prints (40x50 or larger). However the dark room I have access to, does not have room for 40x50 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).
Poor photo of the dark room. You can't really see the sink (bottom right). It's long enough to fit 4-5 8x10 trays. I would like answers which are also useful to others with a different (smaller) darkrooms; not just the one I have access to.