OPERATING MANUAL

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
Program s w i t c h

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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
Standard p r i n t
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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
The measurement p e r i o d

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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
Power supply u n i t
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Specification
E n l a r g e r head
Control u n i t
Power supply u n i t
Exposure probe

MULTIGRADE 500H

MULTIGRADE 500P

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F i g u r e 1.1

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 . The d e s i g n o f t h e 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. q u a l i t y ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p r i n t s . 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 . y e t s i m p l e t o u s e .a l l i n a s i n g l e sheet of paper. O v e r a l l . are assured. . a paper providing s i x f u l l g r a d e s . 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 . 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 . 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 .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 . 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.5 power s u p p l y u n i t . D i c h r o i c f i l t e r 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 . 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 . 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 . 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. on a v e r a g e . 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 . 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. 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 . 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. 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). 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 . 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 . 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 . combined w i t h t h e new f i l t e r s .one f o r time and o n e f o r contrast. f i t t e d i n s i d e t h e e n l a r g e r head. 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 .

4 Figure 2.1 .

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. 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 . The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500H e n l a r g e r head is f o r c e . The two l i g h t beams a r e mixed. 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 . See f i g u r e 2. 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 . T h i 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 . 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 .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 . 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). 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 . 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. 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. The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500H e n l a r g e r head replaces t h e standard condenser. 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. 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 .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. 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 . 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 . 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. 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 . when compared w i t h t h a t o f t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 400 equipment. 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 . 2.1 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 .. 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 . 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 . 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 . For maximum e f f e c t .

I F i g u r e 2.2 .

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. 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 . 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. The a i r e x i t s through l i g h t . 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. The l i g h t mixing boxes a r e e a s y t o change.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 . S l i d e both lampholders sideways away from t h e l i g h t mixing box. Changing a l i g h t m i x i n g box See f i g u r e 2. 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 . 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 . 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 . 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 .2.2. 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. 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.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. item 1 ) a t t a c h e d t o t h e lampholder s l i d i n g mechanisms. u s i n g t h e p o s t s (see f i g u r e 2.1 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 . No r e g i s t e r p l a t e i s required. 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 . Remove t h e mixing box r e g i s t e r p l a t e . 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 . 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 . Note In the majority o f cases. 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 . . 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 .

Figure 2.3 .

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 . 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 . 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. I f n e c e s s a r y . 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. 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 . 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 . WARNING Before s t a r t i n g the following o p e r a t i o n . h a s no s u c h s t o p s . C l o s e t h e lamphouse f r o n t c o v e r . . 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 . The l a r g e r e g i s t e r p l a t e . 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 . o r when t h e equipment i s f i r s t s w i t c h e d on.(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 . when f i t t e d . R e p l a c i n g a lamp See f i g u r e 2. 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. 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. 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 e m p h o l d e r s away from t h e mixing box. 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. I n t h i s c a s e . 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.3. 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.

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

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 . 3. f e t y d u r i n g o p e r a t i o n . 3. 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 . 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. 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 . To g i v e maximum s a .1 t o 99. 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 ) . an extremely a c c u r a t e t i m e r . i n t u r 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 . s a f e l i g h t s y n c h r o n i s 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 .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 .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 . 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 ) . 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. 'burn' and ' e x p o s e / c a n c e l ' modes.1 2 3 4 5 6 . 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 . 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 . S e e f i g u r e 3. O p e r a t i o n i s v e r y e a s y .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. ' f o c u s ' . 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 ) . 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 ) . ' a u t o ' . t h e c o r r e c t exposure time is determined automatically (see s e c t i o n 10).9 . 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 .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. 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. a batch c o u n t e r .

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. Then a t any time d u r i n g p r i n t i n g . 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 .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 . touch ' c l e a r ' b e f o r e s t a r t i n g . 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. n i n e t y . t h e LED d i s p l a y c o u n t s up from z e r o .s e c o n d s .n i n e p r i n t s i s d i s p l a y e d '9. 3. 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 . 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. 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 . Under normal o p e r a t i n g c o n d i t i o n s . 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. t h e d i s p l a y w i l l n o t f o g ILFOSPEED. The d i s p l a y should r e a d 'O.OP' f o r a p p r o x i m a t e l y one second. 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.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 . 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 . 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. During b u r n i n g i n . 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 . o r i n b u r n . 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 . To o p e r a t e t h e c o u n t e r . During e x p o s u r e .'A' f o r 'auto' o r 'F' f o r 'focus'. 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 ) .9P1. 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 ) . a t h r e e . For example. When t h e exposure countdown r e a c h e s t h e l a s t second.

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. 1 . 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 . 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. 3. To s w i t c h t h e b l e e p e r o f f .3). touch t h e ' b l e e p v s w i t c h pad. . Only t h e f i r s t f i v e programs. The remaining f i v e programs. 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. The b l e e p e r sounds. 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. and d u r i n g a n exposure. 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 . 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 . 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. 1 ) . To s w i t c h t h e b l e e p e r o n . a t a l l times. Table 3 . However. 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 . a r e f o r u s e i n s p e c i a l i s e d applications. 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 . 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 4.6 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 . touch t h e ' b l e e p t s w i t c h pad again. 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 .t i m e r c o u n t s . i n t e r c h a n g e t h e lamps and proceed t o 2 a s necessary. 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 .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 . 3.

ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500s Rear panel I F i g u r e 4.1 .

u s i n g t h e edge o f a coin i n the s l o t . B e f o r e switching on.1. 2 Remove t h e f u s e h o l d e r complete with f u s e . 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 . 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.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 . 220V. 4. 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. 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 . 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 . 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. 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. 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. 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 . complete w i t h c o r r e c t f u s e .1 2 3 4 See f i g u r e 4. 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'. 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 . 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. 5 Refit t h e f u s e h o l d e r . 1 . 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. Note Fuses are s u p p l i e d w i t h t h e mains l e a d . 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.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 .

3 Safelight synchronisation Safelights requiring synchronisation (see s e c t i o n 3 .Table 4. 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 . 3 ~SB 4*OA T 4-OA T . Replacement fuses Mains s u p p l y Correct fuse 120V 22OV 240V 6 . 4. 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 .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 . . 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. 4.1. 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. do not position the power supply unit on the floor. 4. 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 . 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. 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 . 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). 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 .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 . 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 . CAUTION For safety reasons. WARNING The maximum recommended current of 1 A must not b e exceeded.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.

MULTIGRADE control unit SOOC F i g u r e 4.2 .

1 .ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE SOOF Figure 5.

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 . switches o f f t h e enlarger. During timer countdown. See f i g u r e 5.3 U u r""? C 3 rY7 t3 7 1 - "@ . During t i m e r countdown.D. 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 . and i s u s e d a s f o l l o w s : 1 M..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 . as normal. 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 . u u u cl r. 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 . To s t o p t h e exposure touch t h e lexpose/cancell switch pad. . t h e timer c o u n t s down t o z e r o .- 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 . a f t e r t h e timer h a s passed zero. R e l e a s i n g 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 .PDICEODY~~SIG~UD~IOOC OUU ~ U UUC.

F i g u r e 6.1 .

B r i e f l y . 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 . 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 . . 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 . a t t h e same t i m e . see s e c t i o n 10.6 EXPOSURE PROBE 1 8 2 3 4 Photocell Calibrationknob Push b u t t o n LED . 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 . 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 ) . See f i g u r e 6. 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 . r e t a i n i n g d e t a i l i n t h e shadow areas.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 .

1 .22 F i g u r e 7.

.1). 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. 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.5). Blue wire t o t h e n e u t r a l p i n (marked N). f i t a 5A f u s e . 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 . 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. 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 . 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. 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 .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. 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 .. 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 . I f a f u s e d p l u g i s u s e d . 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 . S e e f i g u r e 7.

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Check that the control unit briefly displays '50. s w i t c h o f f a t t h e power supply u n i t . 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. 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. I ILFORD 1E-D MULTIGRADE SOOC ~ . To c a n c e l 'HELP'.' 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. t o the ' 1 ' p o s i t i o n . The d i s p l a y t h e n changes t o ' 5 . 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.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 . l o c a t e d on t h e power supply u n i t . t h e c o n t r o l u n i t d i s p l a y s 'HELP'.2.H' o r '60. see s e c t i o n 12. Note I f the displays f a i l t o i l l u m i n a t e . 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 .

! MULTIGRADE WHK -~ ~~ ~ ~ - 11 ij-1.& 1 ! I ILFORD I L M E D MULTIGRADE WHK .cx".I cj ~ ~ - ~ - 6 Touch t h e ' f o c u s ' s w i t c h p a d . Observe b o t h e n l a r g e r lamps a r e illuminated and . -" 7 . - - ! ILFORD ILKKPEED MULTIGRADE 500C I I _ _ _ . I' !' ucju ~ .". 1 q- ' I L I I I - . ~~ I II - - 1- 1 ILFORD -IED . . 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 . 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 . p ~ - r. I - I u "ius i CIPOlr-CAHCtL 7 .Q7 om I I ~ c a juuur j i ] [ .ijjrI-ij. 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 . uuu m u ! I I.1 1 - - a1 rj. on. . .i . 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 . 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. li I ~ ~p ~- - ~ I 1 L 1.

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

S e t up any exposure time on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t .5 seconds touch t h e +10 s w i t c h pad once. . 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. Touch t h e 'expose/cancel ' switch pad. I . -1 t h r e e t i m e s and +O. t o change t h e time from 5 t o 1 2 . For example. 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. touch t h e expose/cancel ' s w i t c h pad a g a i n . 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. Observe t h e e n l a r g e r lamps are extinguished. 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 . Close t h e e n l a r g e r lamphouse f r o n t cover. Alternatively. 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.1 f i v e times.

-J 3 . 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. uc117 o n n uun OUU n n rI n L. 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.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..Standard p r i n t 9. 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. 2 I - Touch t h e ' f o c u s ' 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. t o make p r i n t s from negatives normally requiring grade 2 ILFOBROM o r ILFOSPEED paper. 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. o p e r a t i o n 10). touch c o n t r a s t s w i t c h pad 2. F o r negatives requiring finer contrast control between t h e u s u a l grades. use the half g r a d e s w i t c h pad.Select the contrast r e q u i r e d .

t h e e n l a r g e r lamps switch o f f automatically. Check t h e p r i n t f o r density. P r o c e s s t h e exposed ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p a p e r . 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. Check t h e p r i n t contrast. 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. make another p r i n t a t a d i f f e r e n t grade. . When exposure is complete. since the l i g h t intensity is adjusted automatically f o r each c o n t r a s t setting.) Position a sheet o f ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p a p e r on the enlarger easel. 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. I f necessary.

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. . \' .L~] 1 uucl uuu ~ -- uuu o D 6rnU5 ~-~ uuu .I . 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. 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.l. To a i d t i m i n g .r 9.' '! BURP4 Burning i n Select the required grade. u. T O II : I uuu ' uu u u uuu I I ~ ! urju 1 r ~~-~ . irj ! ! ~ . s w i t c h ' b l e e p ' on and c o u n t t h e bleeps. I ! 1 - ~~ ~ ~ A - I 1 1 ILFORD ILWSPEED MULTIGRADE UHK [~---:llL~. The timer d i s p l a y c o u n t s up from z e r o .". 1 ILFORD ILWSPEED MULTIGRADE UHK : I[--I 1i ~ . I m u \ arlts/ BUN 1 ' 1 ' CXOOII-CINCCL 1 1 1 .. Note Any g r a d e may be s e l e c t e d .2 ! ILFORD ILWSPEED MULTIGRADE UHK i: orjo' i 8! I .. i t &-US . .O ~ ucju .. .

F o c u s . .Sequence of 10..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 .. 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. NULL m r n n h n r cnnn L ~ ~ H U3 uCu r exposure probe. Touch t h e ' f o c u s ' s w i t c h pad. Position the negative i n the enlarger negative c a r r i e r . compose a n d s e t t h e grade (see section 9 .. 1 . o p e r a t i o n s 3-51 ..

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. 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 .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 . 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. 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. I I .

P r o c e s s t h e exposed paper.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. . '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 . 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 . Touch t h e fexpose/cancelf switch pad. and p r i n t making can begin. 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.

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 . 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.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 . 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. 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 . 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 exposure probe must n o t be moved. touch t h e ' a u t o ' s w i t c h pad a g a i n . 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 .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 . exposure t i m e must be determined e v e r y time t h e g r a d e is changed. 4 I f t h e wrong g r a d e is chosen. 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 . However. 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 .11. To c a n c e l 'HELP'. 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 .1 seconds (nominally 1-50 s e c o n d s ) . l a r g e l y e l i m i n a t e d . 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.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 ) . t h e exposure probe is n o t used a n d . . I n t h i s c a s e . 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 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 . 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. 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 . To do t h i s . 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. 6 ) . p r e s s ' a u t o ' ( s e e n o t e 3 a b o v e ) . 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). 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 . 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 . t h e r e f o r e . The e f f e c t s o f darkroom s a f e l i g h t s a r e .

3) i s a mean v a l u e . 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 . 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 .- Position the 'standard' negative i n the e n l a r g e r n e g a t i v e carrier. 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 . o p e r a t i o n s 4-9. 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 . 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 .10. 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. -. The a c t u a l measurement time is 1. f o r example. 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 . 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 . 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. 1 . . 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. 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 . o p e r a t i o n s 1 a n d 4-61. 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 . 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 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 . 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 . .negative your 'standard' f o r c a l i b r a t i n g t h e exposure probe. Make t h i s . 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 . I f t o o long a n exposure time is i n d i c a t e d . 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 . 1 .3-2. 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 .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. 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. Once a b a t c h h a s b e e n c a l i b r a t e d . 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 . 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 .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 . p r o c e e d as follows: F 1 - 4 . 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. a change from machine t o d i s h processing.

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 . Normal p r i n t making c a n t h e n b e g i n . . 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 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.1.10. . 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 . i n g r e a t e r d e t a i l . 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 . The b l e e p e r s o u n d s . D u r i n g t h i s time. 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 . 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 . 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 . A t t h e end o f t h e one second p e r i o d . D u r i n g t h i s time. 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. A t t h e end o f t h e two s e c o n d p e r i o d .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 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 . 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 . 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. 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 .

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 . . 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. 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 . 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 .

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 3.2) 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 . ~ a b l e s12. T h i s o c c u r s under abnormal c o n d i t i o n s . 12. 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.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. 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. 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. .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. a n d s i m p l i f y maintenance.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 .7) . I f t h e checks prove t o be i n e f f e c t i v e . 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 .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 . f o r example.7) The lamps may be ~ n m a t c h e d .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. 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. 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 CE t. improve r e l i a b i l i t y .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. 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 . 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 . 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 .1 t o 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 .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 4.2 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. 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 4.12.1) .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 12.4 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 .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. 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. 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.

and t h e is s e l e c t e d locking r i n g is t i g h t . 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. I n t h i s case.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 .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 .

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 .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 . 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 .- 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 . 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 . 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 .13. g on g l a s s s u b s t r a t e .

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. exposure times remain t h e same r i g h t through t h e g r e d e s Auto .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 .s t a r t s o r c a n c e l s e x p o s u r e . 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 .13.2m 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 .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 . 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 .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 .c a s t end p l a t e s Electrical cable Multicore Length 1. f o c u s and burn - Display D i g i t a l .0-99-9 s e c o n d s i n s t e p s o f 0. 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 .

4 live. 220. 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 . 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 .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 .c a s t end p l a t e s Electrical cable 3-core. Length Mains i n p u t V o l t a g e 1 2 0 .3 P o w e r s u p p l y u n i t 4 4 Dimensions Height Width Depth Weight 10. neutral.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 .13. b e t t e r t h a n + 2% With s a f e l i g h t s . 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. 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 .

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. 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 . 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 .

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