PREPARE AN AUTOMATIC PRINT PROCESSOR
Describe the components, purpose, and operation of the automatic print processor.
Given information about the components, purpose, and operation of various models of automatic print processors.
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by responding to the multiple-choice test covering
components, purpose, and operation of automatic print processors.
Learning Event 1:
DEFINE THE CAPABILITIES OF THE AUTOMATIC PRINT PROCESSOR
Automatic print processors are made to provide for more rapid processing of photographic papers and to
eliminate many of the variables in the processing of paper.
Photographic processors are other machines or automatic systems used in place of manual processing in
order to handle a greater volume of material in less time and with more consistent results. Processors suitable for
small darkrooms or low-volume applications are usually drums, tubes, or roller-transport devices such as
More sophisticated processors can be used to achieve both efficiency and economy wherever high-
volume output is required or large-sized materials are handled. These include:
a. Film processing and printing labs;
b. Busy illustrative and portrait photo studios;
c. Industrial and corporate photo departments;