On Sat, 1 Sep 2001 21:54:46 +0100 Jawed Ashraf
> bought the LS40 for ICE, *specifically* because of scratches which were
> driving me barmy.
Yup, it's 95% the goon who sleeves the negs. It is such a boring job it is
generally done under suffrance by the work experience kiddie. I have
watched with horror as they scrape the cut lengths diagonally off the
grubbylightbox, usually pressing down on the neg and sliding it off the
edge. They seem to think that cotton gloves are magic.
This is the sole reason trannie tends to be cleaner IME. It's not the
roller transports in the processor, it's that it escapes the gritty
lightbox - either going direct into a continuous envelope sleeve, or to a
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