(5) Allow the developer and dryer to rise to the desired temperature
before beginning to process.
(6) Make sure the film edges are square with the edges of the film feed
tray; then advance the film until it is drawn in by the detector rollers.
CAUTION: Do NOT feed film of less than 5 inches in length. Figure
2-11 shows the proper film feeding procedure for cut sheet film.
Always feed the film into the processor with the emulsion up.
Film feeding procedures
(7) Whenever possible, feed all narrow films side by side to avoid over-
replenishment of the solutions.
CAUTION: To ensure proper transport of roll film, use a stiffening
tab, such as a sheet of clear acetate or a piece of heavy leader.
For 16mm or 35mm films the tab should be 7 inches long and 2 inches
wide. With 70mm or 90mm films, the tab should be 7 inches long and
cut as wide as the film. Use 1-inch wide pressure-sensitive tape to
fasten the tab to the film. Use a butt splice and make sure the
adhesive side of the tape is not exposed.