Complete washing of your film is as essential as proper development. This Film Washer will gently wash your negatives to archival standards. It differs greatly from conventional overflow washers which bring in water from the bottom and the contaminated water eventually overflows at the top. The AQUA/ VAC also fills from the bottom, but quickly and automatically empties from the bottom by vacuum syphon-action, which discharges all contaminated water 2-3 times a minute. The AQUA/VAC protects your film from abrasions caused by high turbulence and unwinding of the reel which is typical in conventional washers.
Reviewed by 3 customers
Item was designed to fill up to the top and drain down like a toilet the process repeats nothing to wear out uses gravity and Vacuum force no valves to wear out. FYI purchase this one if you are washing 10 reels 35 or 5 reels 120 if not get the smaller one as this will waste water. Both units work the same. This is the last USA made washer and the last that is being Manufactured get one while they are still being made everyone else making this stuff has gone belly Up.
correct usage depends on just the right water pressure. for classroom use this product is not suitable,
film washer does not fill up and empty correctly. the first one I received, the intake valve was broken. the second one I got doesn't work.