OPERATE AN AUTOMATIC PRINT PROCESSOR
Describe the methods of operation, maintenance of chemicals, and importance of silver recovery in using an
automatic print processor.
Given information on the operation of the Kodak Royalprint Processor Model 417, the chemical requirements of
the processor, and the importance of silver recovery.
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by responding to the multiple-choice test covering
operation of automatic print processors.
Learning Event 1:
DESCRIBE THE OPERATION AND CONTROLS OF THE ROYALPRINT PROCESSOR
The Kodak Royalprint Processor Model 417 fig 1-1 page 2 was designed to provide faster and better
black and white print processing. In this lesson you will become familiar with the nomenclature and operating
procedures of the Royalprint Processor.
The Kodak Royalprint Processor, Model 417, is a table processor that will process certain black and white
photographic papers very rapidly. It is easy to operate and maintain and produces completely processed and
Paper passes through three chemical solutions; activator, stop, and fixer, then through a wash section,
and finally, through a dryer. Process time for a dried 8-by 10-inch sheet is about 55 seconds. For more rapid
access, the processor has a wet print inspection station where you can inspect a print as soon as it has passed
through the stop solution -about 21 seconds for an 8-by 10-inch sheet. You can then reinsert it for final
Chemicals are supplied in batch form. Each batch will process one thousand 8-by 10-inch sheets, or the
equivalent paper area in other sheet sizes; after this or one week, whichever occurs first, the three solutions must