Nova Print Washers

Nova Darkroom Archival Print Washers have been manufactured since 1989 and their compact, yet effective design has revolutionised the home and commercial darkroom print washer market. Originally developed in conjunction with the technical development and testing team at Ilford Photo UK, this range of units has been proven to wash to the required ANSI standards for both RC and Fibre Based (Baryta) photographic papers.

Print washing is certainly a stage of the darkroom process which you cannot neglect and must always be done properly to avoid any future image fade or paper staining. The Nova Washmaster-Eco models offer the perfect range which cover all the capacity and print size requirements of different darkroom printers.


Nova Darkroom 'Washmaster-Eco' Archival Print Washer:-

A carefully crafted print washer which has five running water slots with an additional Hypo Clearing (Washaid) slot to reduce wash times by over 50% conserving water (with water usage of around 1 - 1.5 litres per minute per five prints) as well as saving time.

The range is available in 16" x 12" (40cmx 30cm), 20" x 16" (50cm x 40cm), and the very latest 24" x 20" (60cm x 50cm) launched in 2019. The ideal unit for anyone washing on demand or in low to medium print volumes.

In order to increase capacity for higher volumes, our Washmaster-Eco Conversion Kit allows you to conveniently convert the washaid section into a useful sixth washing slot.

All units are supplied complete with the required plumbing inlet (1.5 metre with tap connector) and outlet (1 metre) pipes to make setup even easier. Your new print washer will be active within minutes once unpacked.