I checked the package Maris and it does have Carestream on the package
I traded some colour 5x4 film for 2x100 sheets of 24x30cm
tried a couple of sheets, the film was stuck together and took quite a effort to get 1 sheet away from the other
I am now lifting on corner and sliding my hand in between to prise them apart. Upon reflection it does seem to be getting easier so perhaps in the travel from South Vietnam it got hot at some stage.
Being single sided with a set of notches not much different to load than 5x4.
Exposure I have been using the BTZS system which is set up on my phone, my first time at producing some desitometry curves whith the assistance of Steve Nicholls who has mentored me for a few years now.
I started developing with Rodinall 1:100 which many x-ray shooter use it produces thin negs which do not print well,I tried this profile with the developer LC29 what a difference 1:14.5 denser negs and very easy contact prints which is what I scan.
Processing has changed as I was using trays 8x10 with sheet of glass bottom of the tray, without this you get 3 parralel dence points in the neg
I shot 100 sheets plus to sort this issue, the second more serious issue was slight dark area on the neg,my interpretation was lightleak which has resulted in the most light proofed Kodak 2 D in history LOL
I have made some dip and dunk tanks out of a mop bucket as i considered the agitation was to vigerous 15 sec every minute lift tray up and lower over the 15 sec period.
I then tried water bath the neg for 1 minute and then putting the neg in the developer due to the dence spot on the neg, I blamed this on the condenser on the D659 mini laboritar I was using to contact print, this took 1 year to sort and reject as the issue.
My new developing setup is
water bath 2 minutes
Dev LC29 1:14 60 sec: VIP No longer continual agitation 5-6 min dev 15 sec each minute consists of 3 lifts very gently say 15mm and place back down
sit for 5 sec each time. the results have become so much better.
stop 30 sec
fix 60 sec
I have watched the almost peerless examples of x-ray prints I consider a lot of them as false presentation with cleanup in LR or PS
always with the disclaimer "Oh this is how I would print them in the darkroom!" I bow to there skill but really
Oh. the other issue with my restored Kodak 2D the film holder is easily pulled away from the back to produce light leaks galore
my fix a strip of velcro which I secure the DD in place and use the spotlight brand there is another called hook and loop self adhesive strips.
since using these I have had no light leaks.
A bit long but without the pitfalls being revealed I may save someone the trouble I have had.
Thank for your kind words Maris