Saunders/LPL top-of-the-line large format enlarger, the 4550XLG features an extended chassis and taller box-beam girder, making it possible to use a large 20 x 24" professional 4-bladed easel on the baseboard with all formats from 35mm to 4x5.
Its high-output, 250 watt quartz halogen light source yields 25% more light output for larger prints sizes and Cibachrome materials. It is voltage stabilized for predictable, repeatable exposures and cooled by a unique Whisper Tone fan mounted on shock-dampening bearings.
Saunders' exclusive modular design offers convenient, slide-in, interchangeable filtration modules which make it easy to switch from Dichroic to B&W Variable Contrast/Constant Exposure to B&W straight diffusion. The 4550 also features a 31 1/2 x 23 3/4" baseboard which is an inch thick, fully laminated and steel-reinforced.
The 53" column provides a maximum height of 59" with the head fully raised). Its die cast carriage provides effortless magnification adjsutments, while the double-rail friction-drive controls offer precise focusing. Includes left- and right-hand focusing knobs and extra-long bellows. Choose from three different light sources. Requires lens, lensboard and carrier.
The straight Black & White Diffusion Module suppresses the effects of dust and scratches for easier printing.
Interchangeable mixing chambers are also available to maximize exposure times when using smaller film formats. All Saunders/LPL enlargers are guaranteed factory-aligned.