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ENLARGER HEAD AND CONTROL SYSTEM

safety precautions
Your p h o t o g r a p h i c equipment r u n s o f f mains
e l e c t r i c i t y . Basic s a f e t y p r e c a u t i o n s must
always be followed when o p e r a t i n g t h e
equipment, i n c l u d i n g t h e f o l l o w i n g :
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Read and underssand a l l i n s t r u c t i o n s .
Close s u p e r v i s i o n is n e c e s s a r y when t h e
equipment is b e i n g used by i n e x p e r i e n c e d
personnel.
C e r t a i n p a r t s o f t h e equipment become very
h o t with continuous use. Exercise caution
t o p r e v e n t burns.
Do n o t o p e r a t e equipment t h a t h a s been
dropped o r damaged o r h a s damaged
e l e c t r i c a l l e a d s . Have it examined by
q u a l i f i e d personnel.
Do n o t a l l o w any e l e c t r i c a l l e a d t o hang
o v e r t h e edge o f t h e working s u r f a c e o r
a l l o w it t o touch h o t s u r f a c e s .
Extension l e a d s must be o f a s u i t a b l e
c u r r e n t r a t i n g t o avoid t h e p o s s i b i l i t y of
t h e l e a d o v e r h e a t i n g . Ensure t h e e x t e n s i o n
l e a d i s a r r a n g e d such t h a t i t c a n n o t be
pulled o r tripped over.
Always unplug t h e equipment from t h e
e l e c t r i c a l s o c k e t when n o t i n u s e . Never
p u l l t h e plug o u t u s i n g t h e l e a d .
Avoid c o n t a c t w i t h w a t e r and o t h e r
liquids.
Do n o t d i s m a n t l e t h e equipment u n l e s s you
a r e q u a l i f i e d t o do s o . I n c o r r e c t assembly
can c a u s e h a z a r d s both t o y o u r s e l f and t o
t h e equipment.
Always obey l o c a l codes o f p r a c t i c e
particularly for installation
requirements.

Do n o t d e s t r o y t h e s e i n s t r u c t i o n s

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Introduction

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E n l a r g e r head
Operation
L i g h t mixing boxes
Replacing a lamp
Cooling f a n

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Control u n i t
C o n t r a s t s e l e c t i o n s w i t c h pads
E l e c t r o n i c timer
Displays
Batch c o u n t e r
Bleeper
Safelight synchronisation
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Power supply u n i t
Supply v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r
Automatic frequency s e t t i n g
Safelight synchronisation
Voltage s t a b i l i z a t i o n
Working environment

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Footswitch

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Exposure probe

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Installation

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Understanding t h e equipment

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P r i n t making
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Working w i t h t h e exposure probe
Sequence o f o p e r a t i o n s
Calibration
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Using o t h e r photographic p a p e r s

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Fault finding
E n l a r g e r head
Control u n i t
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Specification
E n l a r g e r head
Control u n i t
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Exposure probe

MULTIGRADE 500H

MULTIGRADE 500P

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F i g u r e 1.1

The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500F f o o t s w i t c h and 500P e x p o s u r e p r o b e a r e a v a i l a b l e a s optional extras. combined w i t h t h e new f i l t e r s . y e t s i m p l e t o u s e . The u s e o f high technology microprocessor e l e c t r o n i c s h a s produced a more s o p h i s t i c a t e d . h a s a l m o s t e l i m i n a t e d n e g a t i v e popping ( o r movement). O v e r a l l . The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 equipment c o m p r i s e s t h e f o l l o w i n g e l e m e n t s : ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500H e n l a r g e r h e a d . t o g e t h e r w i t h c o n t i n u o u s and r e l i a b l e o p e r a t i o n . D i c h r o i c f i l t e r s . and o f f e r s t h e b l a c k and w h i t e p r i n t e r f i n g e r t i p c o n t r o l o f a wider c o n t r a s t r a n g e t h a n e v e r b e f o r e . f i t t e d i n s i d e t h e e n l a r g e r head. The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 equipment i s e a s y t o i n s t a l l and s i m p l e and s t r a i g h t f o r w a r d t o u s e . The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 equipment i s d e s i g n e d f o r u s e w i t h t h e new g e n e r a t i o n ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 v a r i a b l e c o n t r a s t paper. By f o l l o w i n g t h e i n s t r u c t i o n s g i v e n i n t h i s manual. on a v e r a g e . 25% b e t t e r t h a n t h a t o f t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 400 e n l a r g e r h e a d . 500C c o n t r o l u n i t and 500. t h e s a t i s f a c t i o n of outstanding picture quality over a f u l l s i x grade c o n t r a s t range. ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 v a r i a b l e c o n t r a s t paper o f f e r s everything normally expected o f graded papers . t o g e t h e r w i t h ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 v a r i a b l e c o n t r a s t p a p e r . The d e s i g n o f t h e e n l a r g e r h e a d . c o n t r o l u n i t f e a t u r i n g two d i g i t a l d i s p l a y s .The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 e n l a r g e r head and c o n t r o l system is t h e latest i n t h e u n i q u e r a n g e o f ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE p r o d u c t s . t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 equipment o f f e r s t h e b l a c k and w h i t e p r i n t e r n o t o n l y t h e c o n v e n i e n c e o f modern t e c h n o l o g y b u t .a l l i n a s i n g l e sheet of paper.5 power s u p p l y u n i t . h a v e improved t e m p e r a t u r e s t a b i l i t y . a paper providing s i x f u l l g r a d e s .one f o r time and o n e f o r contrast. h i g h image q u a l i t y and e x c e l l e n t l a t e n t image s t a b i l i t y . q u a l i t y ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p r i n t s . . This f i g u r e can only be a n average s i n c e d i r e c t comparison d e p e n d s on t h e e n l a r g e r t y p e and n e g a t i v e f o r m a t u s e d . are assured. The l i g h t o u t p u t o f t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 e n l a r g e r head i s .

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e l i m i n a t i n g t h e r e d component o f l i g h t produced by t h e e n l a r g e r h e a d . The magenta and y e l l o w d i c h r o i c f i l t e r s have been r e p l a c e d by b l u e and g r e e n d i c h r o i c f i l t e r s r e s p e c t i v e l y .1 Operation Two h i g h o u t p u t q u a r t z h a l o g e n lamps a r e f i t t e d i n s i d e t h e e n l a r g e r h e a d . c a u s i n g i n c o n s i s t e n t r e s u l t s . when compared w i t h t h a t o f t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 400 equipment. combined w i t h t h e i n t r o d u c t i o n o f separate heat absorbing f i l t e r s . r e f l e c t e d and d i f f u s e d i n t h e l i g h t mixing box t o p r o v i d e even i l l u m i n a t i o n o f t h e n e g a t i v e . may I t e m s marked n o t a l l be s u p p l i e d with your adaptor k i t The s o l i d c o n s t r u c t i o n o f t h e e n l a r g e r head p r o v i d e s good h a n d l i n g c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s w i t h counterbalanced enlargers. S e p a r a t e b l u e and g r e e n l i g h t beams are p r o d u c e d . L i g h t from one lamp p a s s e s t h r o u g h a b l u e d i c h r o i c f i l t e r . The c o l o u r v a r i a t i o n produced p r o v i d e s a wide c o n t r a s t r a n g e on ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p a p e r . The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500H e n l a r g e r head is f o r c e . See f i g u r e 2. helps r e d u c e f o c u s i n g problems c a u s e d by n e g a t i v e popping ( o r movement).. and t h e i r i n t e n s i t i e s are v a r i e d i n d e p e n d e n t l y by e l e c t r o n i c a l l y c o n t r o l l i n g t h e v o l t a g e t o e a c h lamp. It f i t s i n t o p o s i t i o n on t h e e n l a r g e r u s i n g a s p e c i a l l y d e s i g n e d a d a p t o r k i t which makes i n s t a l l a t i o n q u i c k and r e l a t i v e l y s i m p l e .c o o l e d by a c e n t r i f u g a l f a n housed w i t h i n t h e u p p e r s e c t i o n o f t h e lamphouse. T h i s . For maximum e f f e c t . ensuring t h a t any v i b r a t i o n s are q u i c k l y damped. The two l i g h t beams a r e mixed. 2. To r e d u c e t h i s v a r i a t i o n i n transmission with temperature. o n e t o e a c h . and l i g h t from t h e o t h e r lamp passes through a green d i c h r o i c f i l t e r .1 The most n o t a b l e change when o p e r a t i n g t h e new ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 equipment is t h e c o l o u r o f t h e l i g h t produced by t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500H e n l a r g e r h e a d . F u l l i n s t r u c t i o n s a r e supplied with each adaptor k i t . d i f f u s e r o r c o l d c a t h o d e lamphouse used w i t h most p r o f e s s i o n a l e n l a r g e r s . t h e d i c h r o i c f i l t e r s i n t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500H e n l a r g e r head a r e tempered p r i o r t o use. c o o l i n g a i r t r a v e l s t h r o u g h two f l e x i b l e d u c t s . The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500H e n l a r g e r head replaces t h e standard condenser. Front cover Light t i g h t vent Flexible duct Lamp F i l t e r holder (green f i l t e r) L i g h t mixing box (35mm f o r m a t ) Register p l a t e (35mm f o r m a t ) F i l t e r holder (blue f i l t e r ) Fagnetic catch Fan h o u s i n g L i g h t m i x i n g box ( 6x7cm f o r m a t Register p l a t e (6x7cm f o r m a t ) L i g h t mixing box (4x5 i n c h format) Card l i n e r Acrylic d i ffuser P l a s t i c mirror Lid The c u t o f f f r e q u e n c i e s o f d i c h r o i c f i l t e r s are a f f e c t e d by t e m p e r a t u r e .

I F i g u r e 2.2 .

S e l e c t t h e c o r r e c t s i z e o f box r e q u i r e d f o r t h e n e g a t i v e format t o be p r i n t e d . The l i g h t mixing box i s c o n s t r u c t e d a s f o l l o w s . u s i n g t h e p o s t s (see f i g u r e 2. and t o p o s i t i o n t h e lamps c o r r e c t l y r e l a t i v e t o t h e l i g h t . Open t h e lamphouse f r o n t cover and r a i s e it t o t h e u p r i g h t p o s i t i o n . the large l i g h t mixing box f i t s d i r e c t l y i n t o t h e lamphouse a p e r t u r e . t h e n c a r r y o u t t h e f o l l o w i n g procedure : Switch o f f t h e e n l a r g e r lamps by touching t h e 'expose/cancel ' s w i t c h pad.2. The a i r e x i t s through l i g h t . . and c a r e f u l l y remove t h e box from t h e e n l a r g e r head. The o u t e r box and removeable l i d a r e made from t h i n s e c t i o n s h e e t s t e e l . L i f t t h e l i g h t mixing box v e r t i c a l l y u n t i l it is c l e a r o f t h e r e g i s t e r p l a t e . item 1 ) a t t a c h e d t o t h e lampholder s l i d i n g mechanisms.7cm) The c o r r e c t mixing box o r boxes f o r your enlarger a r e supplied a s p a r t of the adaptor k i t . Remove t h e mixing box r e g i s t e r p l a t e . Changing a l i g h t m i x i n g box See f i g u r e 2. F i t t h e r e q u i r e d l i g h t mixing box (complete w i t h r e g i s t e r p l a t e . No r e g i s t e r p l a t e i s required. S l i d e both lampholders sideways away from t h e l i g h t mixing box. a s n e c e s s a r y ) by f o l l o w i n g o p e r a t i o n s 1 t o 5 i n reverse order. Note In the majority o f cases. and a r e f i t t e d with a highly r e f l e c t i v e card l i n e r . Light mixing boxes Up t o t h r e e s i z e s o f l i g h t mixing box a r e s u p p l i e d t o o p t i m i s e t h e e n l a r g e r head l i g h t o u t p u t f o r a l l n e g a t i v e s i z e s up t o and i n c l u d i n g 4x5 i n c h e s ( 1Ox 12. Note S t o p s on t h e two smaller r e g i s t e r p l a t e s r e s t r i c t movement o f t h e lampholder s l i d i n g mechanisms t o p r e v e n t t h e f i l t e r h o l d e r s from i n a d v e r t e n t l y coming i n t o c o n t a c t w i t h t h e l i g h t mixing box.2.t i g h t v e n t s f i t t e d i n t h e s i d e s o f t h e e n l a r g e r head. An a c r y l i c d i f f u s e r is f i t t e d t o t h e bottom o f t h e box and i s surrounded by a p l a s t i c m i r r o r t o p r o v i d e even i l l u m i n a t i o n o f the d i f f u s e r . This type o f construction p r o v i d e s a mixing box t h a t i s b o t h shock r e s i s t a n t and l i g h t w e i g h t .1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Lampholder L i g h t mixing box (6x7~~ format) 1 Register p l a t e stop Register p l a t e ( 6x7cm f o r m a t ) L i g h t mixing box ( 35mm format) Register p l a t e (35mm f o r m a t ) L i g h t mixing box (4x5 i n c h f o r m a t ) lamp and d i c h r o i c f i l t e r . The l i g h t mixing boxes a r e e a s y t o change.

Figure 2.3 .

. Cooling fan The c o o l i n g f a n i s timed t o c o n t i n u e r u n n i n g f o r a p p r o x i m a t e l y two m i n u t e s a t t h e i n i t i a t i o n o f any o p e r a t i o n i n v o l v i n g t h e e n l a r g e r lamps. Any number o f o p e r a t i o n s c a n be made w i t h i n t h e two minutes without extending each o p e r a t i n g period o f the fan.3. A l l o w t h e l a m p s t o c o o l b e f o r e h a n d l i n g them. P u l l t h e lamp f o r w a r d s away from t h e e l e c t r i c a l c o n n e c t o r and t h e r e t a i n i n g spring. s l i d e t h e l a m p h o l d e r s back i n t o position. No o t h e r i t e m o f equipment s h o u l d r e q u i r e c l e a n i n g . The l a r g e r e g i s t e r p l a t e . To r e p l a c e a lamp p r o c e e d as f o l l o w s : L i f t t h e lamphouse f r o n t c o v e r t o t h e upright position. s w i t c h o f f t h e power s u p p l y a n d d i s c o n n e c t t h e power s u p p l y u n i t from t h e m a i n s e l e c t r i c a l s u p p l y . WARNING Before s t a r t i n g the following o p e r a t i o n . when f i t t e d . The lamp may be f i t t e d i n t o t h e e l e c t r i c a l connector e i t h e r way r o u n d . C l o s e t h e lamphouse f r o n t c o v e r . I n t h i s c a s e . h a s no s u c h s t o p s .(1) 1 2 3 4 Lampholder Retaining s p r i n g Lamppins Electrical connector mixing box f i t t e d . When u s i n g t h e two s m a l l e r f o r m a t mixing b o x e s . s l i d e t h e l e m p h o l d e r s away from t h e mixing box. Note It i s i m p o r t a n t n o t t o t o u c h t h e i n s i d e f a c e o f t h e l i n e r o r a l l o w i t t o become c o n t a m i n a t e d i n any way. I f n e c e s s a r y . o r when t h e equipment i s f i r s t s w i t c h e d on. R e p l a c i n g a lamp See f i g u r e 2. Cleaning It i s n e c e s s a r y t o d u s t o u t t h e l i g h t mixing boxes a t r e g u l a r i n t e r v a l s . F i t t h e r e p l a c e m e n t lamp t a k i n g c a r e n o t t o handle t h e i n n e r r e f l e c t i v e s u r f a c e and e s p e c i a l l y t h e b u l b . b u t e n s u r e t h e lamp p i n s a r e entering squarely i n t o t h e connector b e f o r e p u s h i n g t h e lamp f u l l y i n t o position. t h e lamps are i n t h e i r c o r r e c t working p o s i t i o n s when t h e y a r e a t t h e i r maximum d i s t a n c e a p a r t .

1 .Rear panel KXlTSWlTCH 10 PROeE PROGRAM F i g u r e 3.

The c o n t r o l u n i t h a s s e v e n c o n t r a s t s e l e c t i o n switch pads.1 The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500C c o n t r o l u n i t i s compact and rugged and combines s o p h i s t i c a t e d e l e c t r o n i c s w i t h touch panel s i m p l i c i t y .9 . ' f o c u s ' . t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500C c o n t r o l u n i t a d j u s t s automatically the intensity of l i g h t t o e n s u r e e x p o s u r e times remain t h e same r i g h t a c r o s s t h e c o n t r a s t range. Low c o n t r a s t i s o b t a i n e d by t o u c h i n g s w i t c h pad 0 ( g r e e n l i g h t i s p r o d u c e d ) .1 2 3 4 5 6 . S e e f i g u r e 3. s a f e l i g h t s y n c h r o n i s a t i o n . The i n t r o d u c t i o n o f a s e p a r a t e power s u p p l y u n i t a l l o w s t h e c o n t r o l u n i t t o be v e r y compact a n d e a s y t o h a n d l e . O p e r a t i o n i s v e r y e a s y . program s e l e c t o r and s o c k e t s f o r t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e and f o o t s w i t c h . High c o n t r a s t i s o b t a i n e d by t o u c h i n g s w i t c h pad 5 ( b l u e l i g h t i s p r o d u c e d ) . To g i v e maximum s a .1 t o 99. The whole numbers c o r r e s p o n d c l o s e l y t o t h e c o n t r a s t grades obtained with conventional ILFORD ILFOSPEED p a p e r . 3.s e c o n d i n c r e m e n t s o v e r t h e r a n g e 0.1 C o n t r a s t s e l e c t i o n s w i t c h pads The c o n t r a s t s e l e c t i o n s w i t c h p a d s p r o v i d e eleven contrast l e v e l s i n half u n i t s t e p s up t o and i n c l u d i n g c o n t r a s t l e v e l 5. a batch c o u n t e r . t h e c o r r e c t exposure time is determined automatically (see s e c t i o n 10). 3. t h e c o n t r o l u n i t i s s u p p l i e d w i t h low v o l t a g e from a remote power u n i t which. an extremely a c c u r a t e t i m e r . a once-a-second b l e e p e r (which can be s w i t c h e d on o r o f f a t t h e operator's d i s c r e t i o n ) . i n t u r n .2 Electronic t i m e r The e l e c t r o n i c t i m e r i s e x t r e m e l y a c c u r a t e and measures t i m e i n t e n t h . ' a u t o ' . i s plugged i n t o t h e mains s u p p l y ( s e e s e c t i o n 4 ) . Exposure t i m e display Exposure t i m e switch pads Contrast switch pads Focus mode LED Auto mode LED Grade d i s p l a y When t h e c o n t r o l u n i t i s used w i t h t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500P e x p o s u r e p r o b e . 'burn' and ' e x p o s e / c a n c e l ' modes. f e t y d u r i n g o p e r a t i o n . They a r e numbered 0 t o 5 i n u n i t s t e p s . The r e m a i n i n g c o n t r a s t s e l e c t i o n s w i t c h pads g i v e a c o n t r a s t r a n g e between t h e s e e x t r e m e s by mixing p r o p o r t i o n a l amounts o f g r e e n a n d blue l i g h t . The h a l f g r a d e s e l e c t i o n s w i t c h pad i s f o r u s e w i t h negatives requiring f i n e r contrast control between t h e u s u a l g r a d e s . Once t h e exposure is e s t a b l i s h e d a t a p a r t i c u l a r c o n t r a s t l e v e l .

when p r i n t i n g a l a r g e number o f p r i n t s from t h e same n e g a t i v e ) . The b r i g h t n e s s o f t h e d i s p l a y i s o p t i m i s e d t o be s e e n e a s i l y i n normal room l i g h t i n g . Bleeper An a u d i b l e s i g n a l i s f i t t e d i n t h e c o n t r o l u n i t which o p e r a t e s once e v e r y second a s t h e timer c o u n t s down ( e x p o s u r e ) o r up ( b u r n ) .OP' f o r a p p r o x i m a t e l y one second. The l e f t hand d i s p l a y shows t h e e x p o s u r e time and t h e r i g h t hand d i s p l a y i s a two p a r t d i s p l a y showing t h e c o n t r a s t s e l e c t e d and t h e c o n t r o l u n i t mode o f operation . Note I f t h e c o n t r p l u n i t is i n a d v e r t e n t l y l e f t i n t h e f o c u s mode. o r i n b u r n .s e c o n d s . a t h r e e . The d i s p l a y should r e a d 'O. Under normal o p e r a t i n g c o n d i t i o n s . i t s w i t c h e s o f f a u t o m a t i c a l l y a f t e r 100 seconds. WARNING S w i t c h o f f t h e c o n t r o l u n i t when i t i s n e a r unprocessed f i l m o r unprocessed c o l o u r paper. ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE o r o t h e r b l a c k and w h i t e p a p e r s o f similar s e n s i t i v i t y . When t h e exposure countdown r e a c h e s t h e l a s t second. 3. touch ' d i s p l a y ' t o s e e t h e number o f p r i n t s made s o f a r up t o a maximum number o f 999. When t h e c o n t r o l u n i t is i n i t i a l l y s w i t c h e d on t h e b l e e p e r i s i n a c t i v e d u r i n g . To o p e r a t e t h e c o u n t e r .n i n e p r i n t s i s d i s p l a y e d '9. t h e LED d i s p l a y c o u n t s up from z e r o . 3. t h e b l e e p e r sounds c o n t i n u o u s l y f o r t h a t second. T h i s f i g u r e is d i s p l a y e d f o r a p p r o x i m a t e l y two seconds and t h e n t h e d i s p l a y r e t u r n s a u t o m a t i c a l l y t o t h e exposure t i m e and grade selected . and may be switched on o r o f f a t t h e o p e r a t o r ' s d i s c r e t i o n .d i g i t LED d i s p l a y c o u n t s down from t h e p r e s e t exposure t i m e t o z e r o . For example. touch ' c l e a r ' b e f o r e s t a r t i n g .'A' f o r 'auto' o r 'F' f o r 'focus'. Then a t any time d u r i n g p r i n t i n g . t h e d i s p l a y w i l l n o t f o g ILFOSPEED.3 Displays There a r e two LED d i s p l a y s on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t .9P1. n i n e t y . During b u r n i n g i n .4 Batch c o u n t e r The timer can be used as a c o u n t e r ( f o r example. During e x p o s u r e .

3. touch t h e ' b l e e p t s w i t c h pad again. 1 . I f t h e d e n s i t y i s low a t t h e low c o n t r a s t e n d . Program s w i t c h Switch Lamp t y p e p o s i t ion 0 1 2 3 4 5 ESD ESD ESD ESD ESD 120V 120V 120V 120V 120V Program 150W 150W 150W 150W 150W Balanced lamps Increases green Increases green Increases green Increases green light light light light by by by by 10% 20% 30% 40% Under normal o p e r a t i n g c o n d i t i o n s . t h e c o n t r o l u n i t i s used w i t h t h e program s w i t c h set t o p o s i t i o n 1. a t a l l times. The s w i t c h e n a b l e s any one o f t e n lamp v o l t a g e programs ( s t o r e d i n t h e c o n t r o l u n i t memory) t o be s e l e c t e d . i e s w i t c h p o s i t i o n s 1-5 ( s e e t a b l e 3 . touch t h e ' b l e e p v s w i t c h pad. . The s a f e l i g h t s o c k e t is l o c a t e d on t h e power supply u n i t ( s e e s e c t i o n 4. t h e o u t p u t from i n d i v i d u a l lamps can v a r y . Table 3 . and d u r i n g a n exposure. optimum b a l a n c e and d e n s i t y o v e r t h e c o n t r a s t r a n g e can be o b t a i n e d by s e l e c t i n g a h i g h e r number i n t h e r a n g e 2-5 on t h e program s w i t c h . Only t h e f i r s t f i v e programs. To s w i t c h t h e b l e e p e r o f f . The v a r i a t i o n can be minimised a s f o l l o w s : 1 2 I f t h e d e n s i t y i s h i g h a t t h e low c o n t r a s t end. a r e f o r u s e i n s p e c i a l i s e d applications.6 Safelight synchronisation The c o n t r o l u n i t i s d e s i g n e d t o s w i t c h o f f . 3. i n t e r c h a n g e t h e lamps and proceed t o 2 a s necessary. The remaining f i v e programs. To s w i t c h t h e b l e e p e r o n .t i m e r c o u n t s .3). i e s w i t c h p o s i t i o n s 6-0. w i l l be o f any concern t o t h e u s e r o f t h e s t a n d a r d ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500H e n l a r g e r head. The b l e e p e r sounds. s a f e l i g h t i n g d u r i n g ' a u t o ' ' f o c u s ' and ' b u r n ' o p e r a t i o n s . g i v i n g a b i a s e d o u t p u t on one o f t h e c o l o u r s and producing a n o t a b l e change i n p r i n t d e n s i t y a s p r i n t s a r e made through t h e c o n t r a s t range. when a s w i t c h pad is touched confirming p o s i t i v e s e l e c tion.7 Program s w i t c h The c o n t r o l u n i t h a s a t e n p o s i t i o n program s w i t c h p o s i t i o n e d on t h e r e a r p a n e l . However. 1 ) .

1 .ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500s Rear panel I F i g u r e 4.

o r 240V) t o be s e l e c t e d i n accordance w i t h t h e l o c a l mains supply available. proceed a s f o l l o w s : Remove t h e f u s e from t h e c e n t r e o f t h e s u p p l y v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r by t u r n i n g t h e f u s e h o l d e r i n t h e d i r e c t i o n o f t h e arrow u n t i l t h e f u s e h o l d e r i s r e l e a s e d by s p r i n g action. Sockets f o r c p n n e c t i n g t h e e n l a r g e r lamphouse and t h e s a f e l i g h t a r e p o s i t i o n e d on t h e f r o n t o f t h e power supply u n i t f o r e a s y access. 220V. 3 S e l e c t t h e c o r r e c t v o l t a g e by t u r n i n g t h e s u p p l y v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r . I f i t is n e c e s s a r y t o a l t e r t h e v o l t a g e s e l e c t i o n . 4 F i t the correct fuse f o r the voltage s e l e c t e d i n accordance w i t h t a b l e 4. ensure a l l necessary a l t e r a t i o n s h a v e b e e n made. The v o l t a g e supply t o t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500C c o n t r o l u n i t i s c o n t r o l l e d by t h e ' o n / o f f V s w i t c h p o s i t i o n e d on t h e power supply u n i t and l a b e l l e d '1/0'. The power s u p p l y u n i t i s s u p p l i e d w i t h t h e s u p p l y v o l t a g e selector s w i t c h s e t t o 240V a n d a 4~ f u s e f i t t e d . Note Fuses are s u p p l i e d w i t h t h e mains l e a d . complete w i t h c o r r e c t f u s e . WARNING I n some cases i t w i l l b e n e c e s s a r y t o c a r r y o u t t h e f o l l o w i n g o p e r a t i o n s . l o c a t e d on t h e r e a r p a n e l o f t h e power supply u n i t enabling the appropriate input voltage (120V. 1 .1 2 3 4 See f i g u r e 4. 2 Remove t h e f u s e h o l d e r complete with f u s e . u s i n g t h e edge o f a coin i n the s l o t . by i n s e r t i n g i t i n t o t h e s u p p l y v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r and t u r n i n g a g a i n s t t h e arrow.1 Power i n p u t On/off s w i t c h Supply v o l t a g e selector Fuseholder . 4.1 S u p p l y v o l t a g e selector A supply v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r i s . B e f o r e switching on. The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500s power s u p p l y u n i t is connected d i r e c t l y t o t h e mains e l e c t r i c a l supply and s u p p l i e s low v o l t a g e t o t h e c o n t r o l u n i t . The s w i t c h is combined w i t h a neon i n d i c a t o r which i l l u m i n a t e s when switched on. 5 Refit t h e f u s e h o l d e r .1.

CAUTION For safety reasons. WARNING The maximum recommended current of 1 A must not b e exceeded. S u i t a b l e p l u g s are s u p p l i e d w i t h t h e equipment f o r c o n n e c t i n g t o your s a f e l i g h t l e a d .1. An e x t e n s i o n l e a d 2m l o n g is a v a i l a b l e a s a n o p t i o n a l e x t r a . 3 ~SB 4*OA T 4-OA T . t h e c o n t r o l u n i t measures t h e frequency o f t h e incoming mains s u p p l y and sets t h e i n t e r n a l c o n t r o l s a u t o m a t i c a l l y . It is a d v i s a b l e t o p o s i t i o n t h e u n i t such t h a t a d e q u a t e a l l round v e n t i l a t i o n i s provided a t a l l times. 6 ) are plugged i n t o t h e ' s a f e l i g h t 1 amp' s o c k e t .3 Safelight synchronisation Safelights requiring synchronisation (see s e c t i o n 3 . i t i s n e c e s s a r y t o connect t h e equipment t o t h e mains s u p p l y v i a a v o l t a g e s t a b i l i z e r t h a t has a pure sine-wave o u t p u t . 4.Table 4. do not position the power supply unit on the floor. To e n s u r e c o r r e c t o p e r a t i o n o f t h e equipment i n t h e s e i n s t a l l a t i o n s .4 Voltage stabilization C e r t a i n i n s t a l l a t i o n s may be s u b j e c t t o l a r g e v a r i a t i o n s i n mains v o l t a g e o r i n t e r f e r e n c e on t h e mains supply. The measured frequency i s d i s p l a y e d momentarily on t h e timer d i g i t a l d i s p l a y when t h e c o n t r o l u n i t i s switched on (see s e c t i o n 8). ILFORD Limited w i l l be p l e a s e d t o recommend a s u i t a b l e v o l t a g e s t a b i l i z e r upon r e q u e s t .2 Automatic frequency setting Once t h e c o r r e c t v o l t a g e h a s been s e l e c t e d . 4. It e x t e n d s t h e l e a d between t h e e n l a r g e r head and t h e power s u p p l y u n i t e n a b l i n g t h e power s u p p l y u n i t t o be p o s i t i o n e d away from t h e working area. . Replacement fuses Mains s u p p l y Correct fuse 120V 22OV 240V 6 . 4.5 Working environment The power s u p p l y u n i t is t o t a l l y e n c l o s e d and becomes warm t o t h e touch w i t h extended u s e . 4.

2 .MULTIGRADE control unit SOOC F i g u r e 4.

1 .ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE SOOF Figure 5.

See f i g u r e 5.1 To l e a v e b o t h h a n d s f r e e f o r b e t t e r p r i n t c o n t r o l .D.PDICEODY~~SIG~UD~IOOC OUU ~ U UUC. as normal. During timer countdown. t h e timer c o u n t s down t o z e r o . To s t o p t h e exposure touch t h e lexpose/cancell switch pad.- 2 P r e s s and immediately release t h e footswitch t o a c t i v a t e the electronic timer f o r main e x p o s u r e o p e r a t i o n s . t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500F f o o t s w i t c h is a v a i l a b l e as an o p t i o n a l e x t r a . switches o f f t h e enlarger. t h e n p r o c e e d s t o c o u n t up a g a i n f o r b u r n i n g i n o p e r a t i o n s . and i s u s e d a s f o l l o w s : 1 M. t h e e x p o s u r e c a n n o t b e s t o p p e d by t h e f o o t s w i t c h . . It is plugged i n t o t h e ' f o o t s w i t c h l s o c k e t l o c a t e d on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t rear p a n e l .. i f t h e f o o t s w i t c h is k e p t depressed o r is pressed a g a i n and i s k e p t d e p r e s s e d .3 U u r""? C 3 rY7 t3 7 1 - "@ . R e l e a s i n g t h e f o o t s w i t c h . u u u cl r. During t i m e r countdown. a f t e r t h e timer h a s passed zero.

F i g u r e 6.1 .

There i s no need t o s w i t c h o f f any low level s a f e l i g h t i n g while taking measurements w i t h t h e p r o b e .1 The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500P e x p o s u r e p r o b e is a v a i l a b l e a s a n o p t i o n a l e x t r a . See f i g u r e 6. t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e o p e r a t e s as follows : P o s i t i o n t h e e x p o s u r e probe on t h e e n l a r g e r baseboard o r e a s e l s o t h a t t h e p h o t o c e l l r e c e i v e s l i g h t from t h e b r i g h t e s t p a r t o f t h e p r o j e c t e d n e g a t i v e ( t h e shadow a r e a ) . a s t h e c o n t r o l u n i t t a k e s i n t o a c c o u n t any background i l l u m i n a t i o n when c a l c u l a t i n g t h e e x p o s u r e time . and is plugged i n t o t h e ' p r o b e ' s o c k e t l o c a t e d on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t r e a r p a n e l . see s e c t i o n 10. a t t h e same t i m e . For a d e t a i l e d d e s c r i p t i o n o f how t o u s e t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e . r e t a i n i n g d e t a i l i n t h e shadow areas. . B r i e f l y . The c o n t r o l u n i t c a l c u l a t e s and d i s p l a y s t h e e x p o s u r e t i m e r e q u i r e d t o e n s u r e a good o v e r a l l e x p o s u r e .6 EXPOSURE PROBE 1 8 2 3 4 Photocell Calibrationknob Push b u t t o n LED .

22 F i g u r e 7.1 .

1).1 I n s t a l l a t i o n o f t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 e q u i p m e n t is v e r y straightforward. . I f a f u s e d p l u g i s u s e d . Blue wire t o t h e n e u t r a l p i n (marked N). S e e f i g u r e 7. These i n s t r u c t i o n s s h o u l d be k e p t f o r f u t u r e reference. Connect t h e e l e c t r i c a l l e a d f i t t e d w i t h t h e m u l t i p i n p l u g from t h e c o n t r o l u n i t t o t h e ' c o n t r o l u n i t ' s o c k e t l o c a t e d on t h e power s u p p l y u n i t . CAUTION If i n d o u b t a b o u t m a k i n g t h e e l e c t r i c a l connections. T i g h t e n t h e s e c u r i n g r i n g on t h e m u l t i p i n p l u g . consult a competent electrician. E n s u r e t h e s u p p l y v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r is s e t at the correct voltage for the available mains s u p p l y . 1 2 a b c F i t t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500H e n l a r g e r h e a d by f o l l o w i n g t h e i n s t r u c t i o n s s u p p l i e d w i t h e a c h a d a p t o r k i t .. f i t a 5A f u s e . I f a moulded p l u g is n o t c o n n e c t e d t o t h e power s u p p l y u n i t m a i n s i n p u t l e a d . a n d t h a t t h e c o r r e c t f u s e i s f i t t e d t o t h e supply v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r fuseholder (see s e c t i o n 4. An e x t e n s i o n l e a d is a v a i l a b l e as a n o p t i o n a l e x t r a ( s e e s e c t i o n 4.5). G r e e n / y e l l o w wire t o t h e e a r t h p i n (marked E o r 1. c o n n e c t a p l u g o f a t l e a s t 10A r a t i n g as follows: Brown w i r e t o t h e l i v e p i n (marked L ) . Plug t h e e l e c t r i c a l l e a d from t h e e n l a r g e r h e a d i n t o t h e ' e n l a r g e r ' s o c k e t l o c a t e d on t h e power s u p p l y u n i t .

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t o the ' 1 ' p o s i t i o n .2. Note I f the displays f a i l t o i l l u m i n a t e . Check that the control unit briefly displays '50.' Connect t h e mains s u p p l y and s w i t c h on by moving t h e mains s w i t c h (symbol 1. l o c a t e d on t h e power supply u n i t . see s e c t i o n 12.H' o r '60. To c a n c e l 'HELP'. 4 ! I The i n f o r m a t i o n i n operation 1 is displayed for approximately 1 s e c o n d . The ' A ' and 'F' LEDs remain illuminated u n t i l t h e control u n i t is selected t o carry out a s p e c i f i c function. The d i s p l a y t h e n changes t o ' 5 . t h e c o n t r o l u n i t d i s p l a y s 'HELP'. I ILFORD 1E-D MULTIGRADE SOOC ~ .H' t o i n d i c a t e t h e frequency (50 o r 60Hz) o f t h e incoming mains s u p p l y . s w i t c h o f f a t t h e power supply u n i t . 0 ' and ' 2 ' i n d i c a t i n g f i v e seconds a t g r a d e two. Check t h a t t h e mode LEDs ' A 1 and IF' a l s o I f t h e frequency o f t h e a v a i l a b l e mains s u p p l y is lower t h a n 45Hz o r h i g h e r t h a n 65Hz.

Q7 om I I ~ c a juuur j i ] [ . li I ~ ~p ~- - ~ I 1 L 1. . ! MULTIGRADE WHK -~ ~~ ~ ~ - 11 ij-1.& 1 ! I ILFORD I L M E D MULTIGRADE WHK . - - ! ILFORD ILKKPEED MULTIGRADE 500C I I _ _ _ . u] WARNING Care must be t a k e n when v i e w i n g w i t h t h e n a k e d e y e . . -" 7 . I' !' ucju ~ . Raise t h e f r o n t cover o f t h e e n l a r g e r lamphouse t o the upright position. I ~~~ I O p e r a t e t h e timer switch pads i n t u r n and o b s e r v e t h a t t h e timer display reads correctly 4 . I I I 1 uuu 1 uuu uuu nu ! I u i 6 I 1 tXPOlt-C**CrL i I i uuu u7e i I 1 l - l -~ - ~~~~ ~ i ~ I . I - I u "ius i CIPOlr-CAHCtL 7 . Observe b o t h e n l a r g e r lamps a r e illuminated and .I cj ~ ~ - ~ - 6 Touch t h e ' f o c u s ' s w i t c h p a d .i . on. 1 q- ' I L I I I - . uuu m u ! I I.1 1 - - a1 rj. The l a m p s are v e r y b r i g h t when s w i t c h e d I 8"W I i I LXPOI~-CIHcLL !T I ' ~ Operate t h e c o n t r a s t s e l e c t i o n switch pads i n t u r n and o b s e r v e that the contrast display reads c o r r e c t l y . p ~ - r.".cx". . ~~ I II - - 1- 1 ILFORD -IED .ijjrI-ij.

. ClNCll . Observe both ' A ' and 'F' mode indicators switch o f f .- + - - -L . 7 A ILFORD IUOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500C --r1. u Touch t h e ' b u r n * s w i t c h pad and s e l e c t e a c h g r a d e 0-5. u ] FM"$ TU1 (mJ CWC*. u Ilrnlt C M C I L cIzII=l .. Press grade 5 blue lamp o n l y . I - - ILFORD ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500C a--- rnclo [I -ID orju icjljcj j"cj 8 W Ij ] .i - 88 iR - u FM". P r e s s any o t h e r g r a d e p r o p o r t i o n a l amounts o f g r e e n and b l u e light.0Y = . - I MULTIGRADE 500C ILFORD 1E -D 1 ~ 1: -in 1-1- - urju cjljcj uuu ucju . . lX.. Check t h e lamps o p e r a t e correctly: Press grade 0 green lamp o n l y . i"e .". rlr-l[Ll Ljuo cjljcj I uuu uuu 8U .Touch t h e 'expose/cancel ' switch pad. Touch t h e 'expose/cancel* switch pad. (mJ EIIri=I rrrOsr .

1 f i v e times. touch t h e expose/cancel ' s w i t c h pad a g a i n . .5 seconds touch t h e +10 s w i t c h pad once. Touch t h e 'expose/cancel ' switch pad. Switch o f f t h e equipment a t t h e power supply u n i t by moving t h e mains s w i t c h t o t h e '0' p o s i t i o n . I . Observe t h e e n l a r g e r lamps are extinguished. Observe t h e e n l a r g e r lamps a r e e x t i n g u i s h e d when exposure i s complete. For example.S e t up any exposure time on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t . -1 t h r e e t i m e s and +O. Alternatively. r e t a i n i n g p r e s s u r e on t h e switch pad c a u s e s t h e numbers t o r o l l o v e r i n sequence. Observe t h e e n l a r g e r lamps a r e i l l u m i n a t e d and remain illuminated f o r the s e l e c t e d exposure. t o change t h e time from 5 t o 1 2 . Repeat o p e r a t i o n 11 A t any time d u r i n g t i m e r countdown. Close t h e e n l a r g e r lamphouse f r o n t cover.

Set t h e mains s w i t c h ( s y m b o l m ) on t h e power s u p p l y u n i t t o the ' 1 ' position.-J 3 . uc117 o n n uun OUU n n rI n L... I ) Position the negative i n the enlarger negative c a r r i e r .2). L i g h t s u i t a b l e f o r focusing.Standard p r i n t 9. c o m p o s i t i o n and assessment o f exposure and c o n t r a s t is produced by t h e e n l a r g e r head.1 Ensure t h e c o r r e c t l i g h t mixing box i s i n position in the e n l a r g e r head ( s e e s e c t i o n 2. 2 I - Touch t h e ' f o c u s ' s w i t c h pad.

o p e r a t i o n 10).Select the contrast r e q u i r e d . F o r negatives requiring finer contrast control between t h e u s u a l grades. t o make p r i n t s from negatives normally requiring grade 2 ILFOBROM o r ILFOSPEED paper. . touch c o n t r a s t s w i t c h pad 2. use the half g r a d e s w i t c h pad. For example. noo urin ~ I I I J uuu EILIL_JO c= - Set t h e estimated e x p o s u r e time ( s e e s e c t i o n 8. Touch t h e 'expose/cancel' switch pad t o s w i t c h o f f t h e e n l a r g e r lamps.

) Position a sheet o f ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p a p e r on the enlarger easel. Expose i t by t o u c h i n g t h e 'expose / c a n c e l ' s w i t c h pad. I f n e c e s s a r y . c o r r e c t t h e exposure t i m e on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t and make a n o t h e r print. t h e e n l a r g e r lamps switch o f f automatically. . make another p r i n t a t a d i f f e r e n t grade. Check t h e p r i n t contrast. since the l i g h t intensity is adjusted automatically f o r each c o n t r a s t setting. P r o c e s s t h e exposed ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p a p e r . I f necessary. It i s n o t n e c e s s a r y t o a l t e r t h e exposure time when c h a n g i n g grades. When exposure is complete. Check t h e p r i n t f o r density.

To a i d t i m i n g .' '! BURP4 Burning i n Select the required grade. T h i s means that several different areas o f t h e p r i n t c a n be exposed u s i n g different contrast levels t o obtain the desired result.I . The timer d i s p l a y c o u n t s up from z e r o . e' i - u ] tXPOl6-CANCEL -- * - S t o p t h e e x p o s u r e by touching t h e 'expose/cancel' switch pad. I ! 1 - ~~ ~ ~ A - I 1 1 ILFORD ILWSPEED MULTIGRADE UHK [~---:llL~.. i t &-US . ..O ~ ucju . 1 ILFORD ILWSPEED MULTIGRADE UHK : I[--I 1i ~ . . \' .L~] 1 uucl uuu ~ -- uuu o D 6rnU5 ~-~ uuu .l. T O II : I uuu ' uu u u uuu I I ~ ! urju 1 r ~~-~ . Note Any g r a d e may be s e l e c t e d . irj ! ! ~ .r 9.. u.2 ! ILFORD ILWSPEED MULTIGRADE UHK i: orjo' i 8! I . s w i t c h ' b l e e p ' on and c o u n t t h e bleeps.". I LIIOIC-CANCIL TI! 1- i -~ - --- 1 _ i ! ~- - 1- Touch t h e ' b u r n ' s w i t c h pad and t i m e t h e e x t r a exposure. I m u \ arlts/ BUN 1 ' 1 ' CXOOII-CINCCL 1 1 1 . .

.. Touch t h e ' f o c u s ' s w i t c h pad.1 j operations Automatic a s s e s s m e n t o f e x p o s u r e i s made u s i n g t h e ILFOSPEED . Position the negative i n the enlarger negative c a r r i e r . F o c u s .. Connect t h e e x p o s u r e probe m u l t i p i n plug t o t h e 'probe' socket l o c a t e d on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t r e a r p a n e l and tighten the securing ring. 1 . NULL m r n n h n r cnnn L ~ ~ H U3 uCu r exposure probe. o p e r a t i o n s 3-51 .Sequence of 10.. compose a n d s e t t h e grade (see section 9 . .

Touch t h e ' a u t o t s w i t c h pad on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t . P o s i t i o n t h e probe p h o t o c e l l i n a shadow area where you w i s h t o r e t a i n d e t a i l on t h e final print. and ' A t is i n d i c a t e d on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t mode display. The e n l a r g e r lamps a n d t h e r e d LED on t h e p r o b e s w i t c h on a u t o m a t i c a l l y . I I . P r e s s t h e probe black b u t t o n a n d release t o start t h e measurement cycle.

Position a sheet o f ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p a p e r on the enlarger b a s e b o a r d . P r o c e s s t h e exposed paper. 'A' switches o f f on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t mode d i s p l a y . The paper i s exposed f o r t h e t i m e s e t by t h e e x p o s u r e probe.3 8 The c a l c u l a t e d e x p o s u r e time i s d i s p l a y e d on t h e control unit after 5 seconds. Touch t h e fexpose/cancelf switch pad. . and p r i n t making can begin.

t h e c o n t r o l u n i t d i s p l a y s 'HELP' ( s e e s e c t i o n 8 ) . 6 7 The exposure probe compares t h e l i g h t i n t e n s i t y reading of t h e projected negative t o the l i g h t i n t e n s i t y reading of background i l l u m i n a t i o n . 4 I f t h e wrong g r a d e is chosen. i n t h i s c a s e . i t g e n e r a t e s i n t e r n a l frequencies t h a t enable the c o n t r o l u n i t t o c a i c u l a t e exposure t i m e s o v e r t h e r a n g e 0. The e f f e c t s o f darkroom s a f e l i g h t s a r e . To c a n c e l 'HELP' w h i l e s t i l l i n t h e ' a u t o ' mode.Notes The e x p o s u r e probe a s s e s s e s e x p o s u r e time o n l y . exposure t i m e must be determined e v e r y time t h e g r a d e is changed. I n s t a n d a r d p r i n t making ( s e e s e c t i o n 9.1 t o d e t e r m i n e t h e c o r r e c t exposure t i m e .9-51. t h e c o n t r o l u n i t d i s p l a y s 'HELP' ( s e e s e c t i o n 8). The g r a d e s e l e c t e d is u n a f f e c t e d . both t h e g r a d e and d e n s i t y o b t a i n e d on t h e f i n a l p r i n t w i l l be i n c o r r e c t . 5 The exposure probe is designed t o c a l c u l a t e t h e exposure time r e q u i r e d t o r e t a i n d e t a i l i n t h e shadow a r e a s o f t h e f i n a l p r i n t . t h e r e f o r e .1 seconds (nominally 1-50 s e c o n d s ) . s e l e c t a more a p p r o p r i a t e g r a d e and r e p e a t o p e r a t i o n s 4-9 i n s e c t i o n 10. changes a c r o s s t h e g r a d e s do n o t r e q c i r e changes i n exposure 1 time. p r e s s ' a u t o ' ( s e e n o t e 3 a b o v e ) . 2 h r i n g t h e measurement c y c l e o f f i v e s e c o n d s . I n t h i s c a s e . O u t s i d e t h e s e l i m i t s . To do t h i s . t h e exposure probe must n o t be moved. l a r g e l y e l i m i n a t e d . However. Adjust t h e e n l a r g e r l e n s a p e r t u r e and remeasure t h e exposure t i m e . 3 I f ' a u t o ' is s e l e c t e d w i t h t h e exposure probe d i s c o n n e c t e d . When t h e exposure probe is working o v e r i t s normal o p e r a t i n g r a n g e . t h e exposure probe is n o t used a n d . it is recommended t h a t any s a f e l i g h t p o s i t i o n e d l o c a l l y t o t h e e n l a r g e r is powered from t h e ' s a f e l i g h t 1 amp' s c c k e t l o c a t e d on t h e power s u p p l y u n i t . To c a n c e l 'HELP'. touch t h e ' a u t o ' s w i t c h pad a g a i n . f o r g r e a t e r a c c u r a c y and r e p e a t a b l e r e s u l t s .11. 6 ) . . T h i s s a f e l i g h t w i l l t h e n s w i t c h o f f a u t o m a t i c a l l y when measurements a r e being t a k e n (see section 3 .

1 . t u r n t h e c a l i b r a t i o n knob t o a h i g h e r s e t t i n g . I f t o o long a n exposure time is i n d i c a t e d . a d j u s t t h e p r o b e c a l i b r a t i o n knob a s f o l l o w s .2 C a l i b r a t i o n Before c a l i b r a t i n g t h e exposure probe. Once a b a t c h h a s b e e n c a l i b r a t e d . and u s e t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e t o d e t e r m i n e t h e e x p o s u r e time a u t o m a t i c a l l y ( s e e s e c t i o n 1 0 . i t may b e u s e f u l t o make a n o t e o f t h e c a l i b r a t i o n knob s e t t i n g .10. n o t e t h e e x p o s u r e t i m e and g r a d e u s e d . t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e may r e q u i r e c a l i b r a t i n g f o r e a c h b a t c h o f p a p e r u s e d . The q u a l i t y o f p r i n t i n g f o r a l l s u b s e q u e n t n e g a t i v e s w i l l be r e l a t i v e t o t h e 'standard' negative chosen.negative your 'standard' f o r c a l i b r a t i n g t h e exposure probe. C a l i b r a t i o n may r e q u i r e a d j u s t m e n t i f a n y o f t h e e x t e r n a l p r o c e s s e s are a l t e r e d . . Due t o s m a l l m a n u f a c t u r i n g v a r i a t i o n s . p r o c e e d as follows: F 1 - 4 . t u r n t h e c a l i b r a t i o n knob t o a lower s e t t i n g . Make t h i s . o Repeat o p e r a t i o n s 4 and 5 above u n t i l t h e d i s p l a y e d e x p o s u r e time a g r e e s w i t h t h a t n o t e d i n o p e r a t i o n 3. f o r example. o b t a i n e d w i t h t h e probe c a l i b r a t i o n knob set t o p o s i t i o n 5. The a c t u a l measurement time is 1. 1 2 3 Notes The two s e c o n d s t a k e n by t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e t o c a r r y o u t m e a s u r e m e n t s (see s e c t i o n 10. o p e r a t i o n s 4-9. 5 I f t h e e x p o s u r e time d i s p l a y e d d o e s n o t a g r e e w i t h t h a t n o t e d i n o p e r a t i o n 3. o p e r a t i o n s 1 a n d 4-61. I f t o o s h o r t a n e x p o s u r e time is i n d i c a t e d .- Position the 'standard' negative i n the e n l a r g e r n e g a t i v e carrier. s e l e c t a n e g a t i v e you know t o b e c o r r e c t l y exposed and p r o c e s s e d .3) i s a mean v a l u e . a change from machine t o d i s h processing. -. 2 Make a s t a n d a r d s i z e d p r i n t on ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p a p e r u s i n g t h e method d e s c r i b e d i n s e c t i o n 9 . To c a l i b r a t e t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e . p r e f e r a b l y o n e h a v i n g a good t o n a l r a n g e . 3 Once a s a t i s f a c t o r y p r i n t h a s been p r o d u c e d . .5 s e c o n d s c o r r e s p o n d i n g t o t h e p r o b e c a l i b r a t i o n knob e x t r e m e p o s i t i o n s 0 and 9 r e s p e c t i v e l y .3-2. 1 . 4 Select t h e c o n t r a s t n o t e d i n o p e r a t i o n 3 a b o v e . Do n o t a l t e r a n y e n l a r g e r s e t t i n g s .

D u r i n g t h i s time. The b l e e p e r s o u n d s .1. Normal p r i n t making c a n t h e n b e g i n . t h e p r o b e is m e a s u r i n g t h e i n t e n s i t y o f any background l i g h t . A t t h e end o f t h e two s e c o n d p e r i o d . D u r i n g t h i s time. A t t h e end o f t h e one second p e r i o d . T h i s i n f o r m a t i o n i s a g a i n s t o r e d by t h e c o m p u t e r memory i n the control unit. i n g r e a t e r d e t a i l . . o p e r a t i o n 6 ) t h e p r o b e LED s w i t c h e s o f f a u t o m a t i c a l l y f o r two s e c o n d s . t h e c o m p u t e r c a l c u l a t e s t h e recormended e x p o s u r e time from t h e two r e a d i n g s t a k e n . It is n o t e s s e n t i a l r e a d i n g t o t h e u s e r o f t h e equipment. t h e e n l a r g e r lamps s w i t c h o f f a u t o m a t i c a l l y a n d t h e p r o b e LED s w i t c h e s on a u t o m a t i c a l l y . The p r o b e LED r e m a i n s s w i t c h e d on f o r o n e second while t h e probe output s t a b i l i z e s t o t h e background l i g h t l e v e l .3 T h e m e a s u r e m e n t p e r i o d This section explains. t h e i n t e n s i t y o f l i g h t f a l l i n g on t h e p r o b e p h o t o c e l l is b e i n g measured a n d s t o r e d by t h e c o m p u t e r memory i n t h e c o n t r o l u n i t . what h a p p e n s d u r i n g t h e f i v e s e c o n d s t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e i s t a k i n g m e a s u r e m e n t s . and t h e c a l c u l a t e d e x p o s u r e time is d i s p l a y e d on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t . .10. When t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e b u t t o n i s p r e s s e d and r e l e a s e d ( s e e s e c t i o n 10. A t t h e e n d o f t h i s two s e c o n d p e r i o d . t h e p r o b e LED s w i t c h e s o f f a u t o m a t i c a l l y f o r a f u r t h e r p e r i o d o f two s e c o n d s .

. E a r l i e r ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE p a p e r c a n be used q u i t e s u c c e s s f u l l y w i t h t h e equipment. t h e r e f o r e s e l e c t c o n t r a s t grade 4 o r 41 (suggested) on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t a s a compromise between e x p o s u r e t i m e and image v i s i b i l i t y . ILFOSPEED p a p e r is o n l y s e n s i t i v e t o b l u e l i g h t . P r i n t s from g r a d e d p a p e r s u c h as ILFOSPEED c a n be made u s i n g t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 equipment.The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 system i s d e s i g n e d f o r u s e w i t h t h e new ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p a p e r .

2 ) Density change w i t h alternative contrast selected Check t h e lamp s l i d e s a r e p o s i t i o n e d c o r r e c t l y (see s e c t i o n 2 .1 CE t. 2 ) Check t h e c o r r e c t program is s e l e c t e d a t t h e ' p r o g r a m ' s w i t c h on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t ( s e e s e c t i o n 3. T h i s o c c u r s under abnormal c o n d i t i o n s . ~ a b l e s12.2) Check t h e lamp s l i d e s are p o s i t i o n e d c o r r e c t l y (see s e c t i o n 2 . . S e l e c t a n a l t e r n a t i v e program on t h e ' p r o g r a m ' s w i t c h ( s e e s e c t i o n 3. c o n t a c t y o u r n e a r e s t ILFORD s e l l i n g company.t Enlarger head Symptom Comment One lamp n o t working Check t h e lamp h a s n o t blown ~ a m Ea n d f a n n o t w o r k i n g Check t h e e n l a r g e r h e a d l e a d p l u g is i n s e r t e d c o r r e c t l y i n t o t h e power s u p p l y unit Both lamps e x t i n g u i s h during use The t e m p e r a t u r e c u t . I f t h e checks prove t o be i n e f f e c t i v e .7) The lamps blow f r e q u e n t l y o r l i g h t o u t p u t is low Check t h e v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r is s e t c o r r e c t l y f o r t h e m a i n s s u p p l y (see s e c t i o n 4.1) Check t h e ' p r o g r a m ' s w i t c h is set c o r r e c t l y ( s e e s e c t i o n 3. CAUTION If i n d o u b t a b o u t c a r r y i n g o u t a n y of the f o l l o w i n g c h e c k s .7) The lamps may be ~ n m a t c h e d . fan f a i l u r e Uneven i l l u m i n a t i o n on t h e e n l a r g e r baseboard Check t h e m i x i n g box is p o s i t i o n e d c o r r e c t l y and is n o t damaged ( s e e s e c t i o n 2.o u t h a s o p e r a t e d a t i t s t r i p t e m p e r a t u r e of 750C. c o n s u l t a c o m p e t e n t e l e c t r i c i a n . t h e s e checks can be c a r r i e d o u t by a n y c o m p e t e n t p e r s o n . t h e a d d r e s s e s o f which c a n be found on t h e back c o v e r o f t h i s manual. f o r example.4 p r o v i d e a l i s t o f c h e c k s t o make i f t h e e q u i p m e n t a p p e a r s t o be malfunctioning. a n d s i m p l i f y maintenance. Any f u r t h e r r e p a i r work c a r r i e d o u t by u n q u a l i f i e d personnel w i l l i n v a l i d a t e any g u a r a n t e e s a p p l i c a b l e t o the equipment.1 t o 12. 12.7) .PXcroprocessor e l e c t r o n i c s a r e used e x t e n s i v e l y i n t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 equipment t o g i v e g r e a t e r f l e x i b i l i t y . improve r e l i a b i l i t y .

Return t h e c o n t r o l u n i t t o your n e a r e s t ILFORD s e l l i n g company 12.1) .12.4 The d i s p l a y becomes inoperative T h i s can be caused by s e v e r e i n t e r f e r e n c e o f t h e mains s u p p l y .3) a e c k t h e c o n t r o l u n i t is plugged i n t o t h e power s u p p l y u n i t 'HELP' is d i s p l a y e d when t h e c o n t r o l u n i t is switched on Check t h e mains f r e q u e n c y is w i t h i n t h e r a n g e 45-65Hz 'HELP' is d i s p l a y e d when 'Autof is s e l e c t e d ( t h i s f u n c t i o n is f o r u s e o n l y with t h e exposure probe) Check t h e exposure probe p l u g is i n s e r t e d c o r r e c t l y and t h e l o c k i n g r i n g is tightened 'HELP' is d i s p l a y e d when t h e exposure p r o b e i s i n use See s e c t i o n 12. I t is normally cured by s w i t c h i n g power o f f and on a g a i n .4 ) A c o n t i n u o u s b l e e p when t h e c o n t r o l u n i t is switched on F a u l t y keyboard.3 Power s u p p l y u n i t Symptom Cornmen t Neon i n d i c a t o r i n t h e 'on/offl switch f a i l s t o illuminate Check t h e mains s u p p l y is a v a i l a b l e Neon i n d i c a t o r i l l u m i n a t e s b u t t h e power s u p p l y u n i t is n o t s u p p l y i n g power t o the control u n i t Check t h e f u s e i n t h e c e n t r e of t h e s u p p l y v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r h a s n o t blown Fuse blown Check t h e s u p p l y v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r is set c o r r e c t l y ( s e e s e c t i o n 4. it is a d v i s a b l e t o power t h e equipment v i a a s t a b i l i z e d s u p p l y ( s e e s e c t i o n 4. I f t h e f a u l t p e r s i s t s .1) Check t h e f u s e r a t i n g is c o r r e c t (see s e c t i o n 4.2 Control u n i t Symptom Comment The d i s p l a y and keyboard f a i l t o illuminate Check t h e power s u p p l y u n i t is working (see s e c t i o n 12.

I n t h i s case. and t h e is s e l e c t e d locking r i n g is t i g h t .12. t h e f a u l t l i e s w i t h t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e . r e t u r n t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e t o y o u r n e a r e s t ILFORD s e l l i n g company 'HELP' i s d i s p l a y e d when t h e exposure probe b u t t o n is r e l e a s e d t o s t a r t t h e measurement c y c l e Check t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e c a l i b r a t i o n knob i s n o t s e t between two numbers 'HELP' is d i s p l a y e d d u r i n g normal u s e o f t h e exposure probe The c a l c u l a t e d e x p o s u r e t i m e i s o u t s i d e t h e r a n g e 1-50 s e c o n d s . I f t h i s does not s o l v e t h e problem.4 symptom Exposure probe Comment 'HELP' is d i s p l a y e d by t h e Check t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e p l u g is i n s e r t e d c o n t r o l u n i t when 'Auto' c o r r e c t l y a t t h e c o n t r o l u n i t .

o u t 75OC 2 3% L i g h t mixing boxes Three s i z e s a v a i l a b l e f o r n e g a t i v e s i z e s : 35mm. 6x7cm and 4x5 i n c h e s Note L i g h t mixing boxes and a d a p t o r b r a c k e t s a r e s u p p l i e d s e p a r a t e l y as a d a p t o r k i t s t o s u i t a wide r a n g e o f p o p u l a r p r o f e s s i o c a i enlargers .13. g on g l a s s s u b s t r a t e . Cut-off f r e q u e n c i e s a r e s e l e c t e d f o r optimum g r a d e range w i t h ILFORD ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p a p e r Cooling f a n 115V a c 21 w a t t d y n a m i c a l l y b a l a n c e d c e n t r i f u g a l t y p e .1 Enlarger head 216mm 316m 173mm Dimensions Height Width Depth Weight 3kg e x c l u d i n g mixer boxes and a d a p t o r brackets Construction Black s t o v e d aluminium a l l o y s h e e t and e x t r u s i o n w i t h p o l y c a r b o n a t e end p l a t e s . Tempered f o r maximum s t a b i l i t y . Tile f a n c o o l s b o t h lamps and f i l t e r a s s e m b l i e s Fan t e n p e r a t u r e c u t . Blue and g r e e n d i c h r o i c i n t e r f e r e n c e f i l t e r c 0 a t i r .- E l e c t r i c a l cable 4 Multicore Length 2m Maximum v o l t a g e 120V a c Lamps 2 120V a c 150 watt ANSI code ESD Q u a r t z halogen p r o j e c t i o n lamp w i t h dichroic reflector Heat f i l t e r s 2 30xl5x2mm t h i c k h e a t a b s o r b i n g g l a s s Colour f i l t e r s 1 2 5 x 2 5 x l m t h i c k .

1 seconds Grade 0-5 i n h a l f g r a d e s t e p s 46mm 186mm 192mm - Note With a u t o n o t s e l e c t e d .2 Control u n i t Dimensions Heizht Width Depth Weight 1 -2kg Construction Black stoved aluminium a l l o y e x t r u s i o n w i t h z i n c d i e .s e l e c t s t h e o p e r a t i n g mode f o r u s i n g t h e exposure probe Focus .c a s t end p l a t e s Electrical cable Multicore Length 1. O p e r a t i o n o f each is by a n i l l u m i n a t e d s w i t c h pad. a s s e s s m e n t and composition Burn e x t e n d s t h e exposure t i m e f o r burning i n s e l e c t s the optional audible Bleep s i g n a l t o o p e r a t e once e v e r y second d u r i n g exposure time countdown o r when b u r n i n g i n Expose/cancel . 7-segment LED Control unjt e l e c t r o n i c s Microprocessor INTEL 8035 HL Memory EPROM 2716 Additiom 1 f e ~ t u r e s I n p u t s o c k e t s f o r exposure probe and footswitch . f o c u s and burn - Display D i g i t a l .13. There i s b l e e p c o n f i r m a t i o n o f s w i t c h pad o p e r a t i o n a t a l l times Exposure time .s t a r t s o r c a n c e l s e x p o s u r e . exposure times remain t h e same r i g h t through t h e g r e d e s Auto .0-99-9 s e c o n d s i n s t e p s o f 0.2m Controls L i s t e d below.s w i t c h e s on both lamps i n t h e e n l a r g e r head f o r f o c u s i n g .

3 P o w e r s u p p l y u n i t 4 4 Dimensions Height Width Depth Weight 10. 240V ac Frequency 5 0 o r 6 0 ~ z Power c o n s u m p t i o n 400 watts Output s o c k e t s Coctrol u n i t E n l a r g e r head 1A supply f o r l o c a l s a f e l i g h t 13. Length Mains i n p u t V o l t a g e 1 2 0 .c a s t end p l a t e s Electrical cable 3-core.1) Exposure time r a n g e (nominal) 1-50 s e c o n d s ( 1 s e c o n d a t 20 l u x b a s e b o a r d illumination) Repeatability Without s a f e l i g h t s . b e t t e r t h a n + 2% With s a f e l i g h t s .4 live. Ten p o s i t i o n c a l i b r a t i o n knob Note When o p e r a t i n g t h e c o n t r o l u n i t i n t h e ' a u t o ' n o d e . a new e x p o s u r e time must be d e t e r m i n e d when c h a n g i n g from g r a d e t o g r a d e ( s e e s e c t i o n 10. t y p i c a l l y 2 4% d 4 175mm 2 5 ~ m 140mm .3kg Construct ion Totally enclosed using black stoved aluminium a l l o y e x t r u s i o n s w i t h z i n c d i e .13. neutral. earth 2m Exposure probe Dimensions H e i g h t 19mm !Jidth 50mm Depth 155mm Construction Black stoved z i n c d i e c a s t i n g Electrical cable Mult i c o r e Length 1-2m Controls Pieasurement c y c l e i n i t i a t e d by push b u t t o n i n c o r p o r a t i n g LED i n d i c a t i o n . 220.

and t h e r i g h t t o a l t e r t h e d e s i g n and s p e c i f i c a t i o n o f t h e equipment w i t h o u t p r i o r n o t i c e is a c c o r d i n g l y reserved. It w i l l n o t always be p o s s i b l e t o amend i n s t r u c t i o n s a t t h e same t i m e . J ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 is covered by p a t e n t s and p a t e n t a p p l i c a t i o n s . .Constant improvements i n ILFORD p r o d u c t s mean t h a t changes i n d e s i g n o r s p e c i f i c a t i o n may o c c u r from t i m e t o time.

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