Film Drying Equipment
When drying your film you should remove any excess water from the surface. Then you need to dry the film by evaporation. When drying film, you need to watch out for uneven drying, dust, scratches and damage caused by overheating.
You should dry film in a vertical position by hanging it from a line or rod with film clips. Roll film often curls when drying, but you can avoid this by hanging another clip at the bottom of the roll to weigh it down. You should hang sheet film from a corner of the film to help prevent drying streaks. You shouldn't dry film in the hanger or reel in which it was processed as uneven drying often occurs. When drying film you may encounter dust and water spots. If dust isn't embedded in the film, you can use a camel-hair brush to get rid of it. If the dust is embedded in the film you will have to rewash and dry the film. Uneven drying can cause water spots which look like white stains. You can remove these stains with alcohol. You can hopefully avoid these problems by keeping the film clean and using a wetting agent before drying it. Over drying film may cause it to curl and become brittle.
Film drying cabinets can cost up to $2,500.