What do you hang you film hangers on?

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Alan Smithee, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. Alan Smithee

    Alan Smithee Guest

    It's small request, but, once you take your film out of the tank and attach
    the film hangers what do you hang the hangers on? Currently I'm using a
    couple of dry wall screws with some alligator paper clips, but there got to
    be a better way ...
    Alan Smithee, Oct 29, 2006
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  2. Alan Smithee

    j Guest

    Stretch a string across the room.
    j, Oct 30, 2006
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  3. I take the film out of the hangers to dry it. The hangers
    tend to capture a little water in the channels which can
    drain out during drying leaving streaks. I generally hang
    sheet film with plain wooden spring type clothes pins. I
    hange the films diagonally with another pin on the bottom
    corner both as a weight and drain. For 2x3 sheet film I use
    old dental X-ray clips, actually, these would work fine for
    any size.
    I have a length of Nylon string for hanging film and RC
    prints. There are lots of variations of this. For instance,
    you can make a drying cabinet with lengths of rod inside to
    hang stuff on. The cabinet can be rigged with a low volume
    blower with a dust filter on it to provide a positive
    pressure dust free drying place.
    Richard Knoppow, Oct 30, 2006
  4. Alan Smithee a écrit :
    I built a pair of drying cabinets around them ...

    135-36 model:

    Sheet films model:

    and I also built my hangers:
    Well, this last one is overkill :)

    Claudio Bonavolta
    Claudio Bonavolta, Oct 30, 2006
  5. I hang my clips to a folding wall drier for clothes. It have 12 bars
    with a width of about 60 cm and unfolded a length of 50 cm.

    Stephane Schmuck, Oct 30, 2006
  6. Alan Smithee

    j Guest

    I misunderstood. I thought you were removing them from the hangars. Silly
    me. Richard is correct.
    j, Oct 30, 2006
  7. Alan Smithee

    Alan Smithee Guest

    Thanks everybody for the great info....

    Alan Smithee, Oct 30, 2006
  8. I fashioned from light wire rings about 2 - 3 inches in diameter which I
    hang on the shower curtain rod in the bathroom, threading the wire through
    the wire spring of a wooden clothespin before twisting the ends together. I
    mist the bathroom with plain water before hanging my film, wait a few
    minutes for the mist to settle (so any gunk that may be in the air falls to
    the floor), clip one end of a roll of washed film onto a hanging clothespin,
    clip a weighted clip (or just another wooden clothespin) onto the other
    (hanging) end , close the door, and come back the next day to cleanly dried

    And if the shower is to be used (when no film is drying, of course) it is a
    simple matter to untwist those wire rings and remove them.
    Lawrence Akutagawa, Oct 30, 2006
  9. Alan Smithee

    ully Guest

    I hang them on a coat hanger that hangs from shower head in a shower
    ully, Nov 1, 2006
  10. Alan Smithee

    darkroommike Guest

    I use a piece of stainless steel wire, heavy duty, twisted,
    multi-strand, intended to hand heavy picture frames. I've strung two
    dozen plastic clothes pins on the wire (the pins or pegs [U.K.] were
    pre-drilled). Film is removed from reels or hangers before being strung
    up. Also good for RC prints if you don't have a dryer. Just squeegee
    the prints before hanging, I usually come back after a few minutes and
    touch the drop that forms at the bottom corner of a prints or sheet of
    film with a clean paper towels to wick away the droplet that collects there.

    darkroommike, Nov 1, 2006
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