I picked up a used Jobo 1525 drum and base a year or two ago in an attempt to develop 8×10 film. For that purpose it seems to work okay. Right now we’re snowed in, and my darkroom is far too cold to think about doing prints in, so I decided to have a try using the Jobo drum in our Laundry area. I’m left wondering if I’m missing a piece for the drum, or if there is something I’m doing wrong.
Jobo 1525 Drum and Base
First Failed Print
Second Failed Print
Like the second print, the third one lacks the banding of the first one. However, the damage is much worse than the first, but thankfully lacks the white streaks of the second.
Right bottom of Third failed print
Left bottom of Third failed print
At this point I decided to call an end to my attempts to process prints using the drum. I’ve never really had any serious issues with making my prints, but have always used trays. Furthermore, I’ve never seen prints with this sort of damage, and I’m rather stumped.
On a positive note, I did manage to develop a roll of film tonight. It’s still drying, but based on what I saw when I was hanging it up, I think it turned out fine.