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
Exposure probe

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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

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). 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 .a l l i n a s i n g l e sheet of paper. 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 . 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 . 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 d e s i g n o f t h e 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 . 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 . are assured. q u a l i t y ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p r i n t 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 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. O v e r a l l . D i c h r o i c f i l t e r s .5 power s u p p l y u n i t . 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 . . 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. 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 .one f o r time and o n e f o r contrast. y e t s i m p l e t o u s e . 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 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 . 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. 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 . f i t t e d i n s i d e t h e e n l a r g e r head. a paper providing s i x f u l l g r a d e 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 . 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 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 . 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 . 500C c o n t r o l u n i t and 500.

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

2 .I F i g u r e 2.

S l i d e both lampholders sideways away from t h e l i g h t mixing box. .2. 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 . The l i g h t mixing boxes a r e e a s y t o change. item 1 ) a t t a c h e d t o t h e lampholder s l i d i n g mechanisms. 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 . 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. 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. 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. The a i r e x i t s through l 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 . 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. 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 . 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 . 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 . 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 . 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 . 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 . 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. No r e g i s t e r p l a t e i s required.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. u s i n g t h e p o s t s (see f i g u r e 2.7cm) 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 . 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 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 . Changing a l i g h t m i x i n g box 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 . Remove t h e mixing box r e g i s t e r p l a t e .

Figure 2.3 .

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 . I f n e c e s s a r y . 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. 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. 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 . R e p l a c i n g a lamp See f i g u r e 2. when 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 .3. 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. 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 n t h i s c a s e . 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. C l o s e t h e lamphouse f r o n t c o v e r . The l a r g e r e g i s t e r p l a t e . 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. 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 . o r when t h e equipment i s f i r s t s w i t c h e d on. WARNING Before s t a r t i n g the following o p e r a t i o n . 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. . 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.(1) 1 2 3 4 Lampholder Retaining s p r i n g Lamppins Electrical connector mixing box f i t t e d . 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 . 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 . h a s no s u c h s t o p s .

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

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

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

i n t e r c h a n g e t h e lamps and proceed t o 2 a s necessary. 1 . 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. 3. touch t h e ' b l e e p t s w i t c h pad again. i e s w i t c h p o s i t i o n s 6-0. 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 .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 . To s w i t c h t h e b l e e p e r o f f . 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 . 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. 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 . 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. 3. 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. The remaining f i v e programs. Table 3 .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 . 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 . Only t h e f i r s t f i v e programs. 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. . a t a l l times. 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). 1 ) . 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 .t i m e r c o u n t s . The b l e e p e r sounds. However. a r e f o r u s e i n s p e c i a l i s e d applications. and d u r i n g a n exposure. touch t h e ' b l e e p v s w i t c h pad. 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 . To s w i t c h t h e b l e e p e r o n . 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 .

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

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

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. 4.4 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. 3 ~SB 4*OA T 4-OA T . 4.1. 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 . CAUTION For safety reasons. 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 . 4. do not position the power supply unit on the floor.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 . 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 .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 .Table 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 . . 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. Replacement fuses Mains s u p p l y Correct fuse 120V 22OV 240V 6 . 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). WARNING The maximum recommended current of 1 A must not b e exceeded. 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 . 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 . 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 .

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

1 .ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE SOOF Figure 5.

During t i m e r countdown.D. To s t o p t h e exposure touch t h e lexpose/cancell switch pad.. 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 . a f t e r t h e timer h a s passed zero. as normal.PDICEODY~~SIG~UD~IOOC OUU ~ U UUC. switches o f f t h e enlarger. 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 . t h e timer c o u n t s down t o z e r o .3 U u r""? C 3 rY7 t3 7 1 - "@ . During timer countdown. 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. See f i g u r e 5.- 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 . 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 . 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.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 . . 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 .

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 . .6 EXPOSURE PROBE 1 8 2 3 4 Photocell Calibrationknob Push b u t t o n LED .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 . r e t a i n i n g d e t a i l i n t h e shadow areas. See f i g u r e 6. 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 . 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 t t h e same t i m e . 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 . see s e c t i o n 10. 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 . 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 .

22 F i g u r e 7.1 .

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

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

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

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

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

uc117 o n n uun OUU n n rI n L.2). L i g h t s u i t a b l e f o r focusing. 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. 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.-J 3 .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 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). 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. F o r negatives requiring finer contrast control between t h e u s u a l grades. . touch c o n t r a s t s w i t c h pad 2. 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.Select the contrast r e q u i r e d . For example. use the half g r a d e s w i t c h pad.

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. 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. Check t h e p r i n t f o r density. I f necessary.) 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 . . t h e e n l a r g e r lamps switch o f f automatically. P r o c e s s t h e exposed ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p a p e r . When exposure is complete. 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. 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.

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

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

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 . 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.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 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. I I .

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. '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 . Touch t h e fexpose/cancelf switch pad. and p r i n t making can begin. . 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.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.

p r e s s ' a u t o ' ( s e e n o t e 3 a b o v e ) . To do t h i s . t h e exposure probe must n o t be moved. 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 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. 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. 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. 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 t h i s c a s e . t h e exposure probe is n o t used a n d . However. The e f f e c t s o f darkroom s a f e l i g h t s a r e . 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. l a r g e l y e l i m i n a t e d .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 . .11.1 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 . 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 . 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 . 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 ) . I n t h i s c a s e . 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. 6 ) . 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 . 4 I f t h e wrong g r a d e is chosen. O u t s i d e t h e s e l i m i t s . t h e r e f o r e . 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 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 . 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 .1 seconds (nominally 1-50 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 . 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 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). 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 . touch t h e ' a u t o ' s w i t c h pad a g a i n . exposure t i m e must be determined e v e r y time t h e g r a d e is changed.

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

1. 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 . D u r i n g t h i s time. A t t h e end o f t h e two s e c o n d p e r i o d . . 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 . The b l e e p e r s o u 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. 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 . Normal p r i n t making c a n t h e n b e g i n . i n g r e a t e r d e t a i l . A t t h e end o f t h e one second p e r i o d . 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 . 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. 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 .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 . 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 . D u r i n g t h i s time. . 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 . 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 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 .10. 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 .

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. 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 .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 . 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 .

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. 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. a n d s i m p l i f y maintenance.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 . I f t h e checks prove t o be i n e f f e c t i v e . T h i s o c c u r s under abnormal c o n d i t i o n s .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 . 12. 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 3.7) . 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 . 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 . 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. ~ a b l e s12. 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 .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 3.1 t o 12. improve r e l i a b i l i t y .1 CE t.7) The lamps may be ~ n m a t c h e d .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.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 .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 t a c t y o u r n e a r e s t ILFORD s e l l i n g company. f o r example.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.

I f t h e f a u l t p e r s i s t s .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. 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 12.2 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 4.4 ) 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. 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 .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 4.3) 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 12.1) .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 .

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 n t h i s case. 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 .12. 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 .

g on g l a s s s u b s t r a t e . 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 . 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 .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.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 .13. 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 . Tempered f o r maximum s t a b i l i t y . 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 .

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.0-99-9 s e c o n d s i n s t e p s o f 0. f o c u s and burn - Display D i g i t a l .2m Controls L i s t e d below. 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 .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 .13.c a s t end p l a t e s Electrical cable Multicore Length 1.s t a r t s o r c a n c e l s e x p o s u r 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 .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 .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 . exposure times remain t h e same r i g h t through t h e g r e d e s Auto . 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 .

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. 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 .4 live. neutral. 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 .3 P o w e r s u p p l y u n i t 4 4 Dimensions Height Width Depth Weight 10.1) 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 . Length Mains i n p u t V o l t a g e 1 2 0 . b e t t e r t h a n + 2% With s a f e l i g h t s .13. t y p i c a l l y 2 4% d 4 175mm 2 5 ~ m 140mm . 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.c a s t end p l a t e s Electrical cable 3-core.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 . 220.

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 . 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 .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. 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. .