Sanders VT2000 enlarging easel weird slot sizes.

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I just got two Sanders eales an 11x14 UA model and a 16x20 VT2000. I would like to use the VT2000 on an Omega D2VXL with the optional drop table. The slots on the 11x14 are for standard paper sizes of 5x7, 8x10, 11x14 but the VT2000’s slots are weird sizes. They measure 8”, 11”,15”,21”. I cant find a user manual which I assume would explain the slot sizes. The measurements are exact too so you can’t put an 8x10 shoot in the 8” slot. The other thing is I’m going to have to use the top slot and make a side guide if I want to use the easel for 8x10. Other wise I guess I could take the 11x14 easel and set it on top for smaller stuff. My D2XL is great for large prints as I can do 20x30+ on the top table. Maybe I should just continue to use the 11 x14 easel on of my 23CII for 8x10 and smaller. If I do this can I do all the testing on the Besseler then switch to the Omaga for final bigger prints with just a time adjustment if the lens to table height is different.

The other thing I’m working out is how to use the scales accurately. I’m inserting the paper and then sliding to the left as the slots are 1/8” wider that the actual paper length. It appears sanders did not make the scales calibratable. So they are not going to be accurate. I have to use an old peice of paper and mark the margins to get them even.
 
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The short-form Saunders easel catalog I have says the VT-2000 has guide slots for 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, and 16x20. I can dig mine out and check it, but not for a couple of weeks. I normally use the VT-1400 and that has no problem with 8x10 and 11x14 paper, I never use 5x7 so can't speak to that slot.
 
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The short-form Saunders easel catalog I have says the VT-2000 has guide slots for 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, and 16x20. I can dig mine out and check it, but not for a couple of weeks. I normally use the VT-1400 and that has no problem with 8x10 and 11x14 paper, I never use 5x7 so can't speak to that slot.

Hey Steve! Then for whatever reason instead of 1/8” wiggle room like the 16x20 easel they decided to give the VT2000 a full inch.
Thanks for the reply,
Steve
 
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