Paterson Film Squeegee

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For removing one of the darkroom's regular annoyances: watermarks on your film that you only notice when you get to printing or scanning!

Watermarks are formed when the film still has droplets of water on the surface when it's hung to dry. Don't be tempted to use your fingers or a cloth to dry the film: the fibres in cloth and the oils on your skin can cause more permanent damage to the emulsion.

Instead use a squeegee for quick, easy and damage-free removal of all excess droplets. The soft rubber blades will catch all water without scratching the emulsion. Hurrah for easy scanning!

Where we ship

When you buy your darkroom gear from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Paterson Film Squegee today and dive back into the fun of film photography!

The Analogue WonderLab

When you’ve shot your roll of film and are looking to get it developed and scanned, then look no further than the Analogue WonderLab!

We can process your film for you, scan it at the resolution you need, and email back the files quickly and securely.

We offer FREE tracked shipping to our lab so that you can send us your negatives with total peace of mind. And our lab team are all passionate film shooters themselves, so you know that your film will get the best possible treatment!

Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above when you purchase your film.

Please note that our long-term aim is to offer developing for every film that we sell, but this is a work-in-progress. For full details and FAQs please head here

How Does the Bundled Developing Work?

To make your analogue adventures even easier (and cheaper!) we’ve implemented the option to pre-pay for your processing when you buy your film. This means that you choose your developing and scanning options on this page, via the little tick-box above, and add everything to basket for an immediate 10% saving on all processing costs.

Your film will be dispatched in line with our usual shipping times (full details here) and you will also get an email with instructions on sending the film back to the WonderLab (with tracked shipping - on us!)

When you have shot the film - whether that takes you a day, month or year - you generate the free tracked postage label by following the simple instructions from the email, and pop it in the post with a note of your original order number. We’ll do the rest!

So buy the bundle and relax into the shooting process, knowing that you’ll get to see the final results from your photography, without having to reach for your wallet again.

Happy Shooting!

We send all parcels via TRACKED service - free in the UK for orders of film over £50.

This means that when you buy your film from us you will be emailed a tracking link at dispatch, and will be able to follow your parcel’s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you won’t need to be at home to receive your film, and our letterbox-friendly boxes fit through the vast majority of European letterboxes!

You will have different shipping options and costs at checkout, depending on how quickly you need your film. Please refer to the Delivery Details page for full information

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Thomas Maguire
Squeejeez this is good

Struggled with water spots after developing film. I don’t always have access to photo flow or distilled water & this does exactly what it says on the tin, haven’t had any water spots or streaks since using this. I would highly recommend especially for anyone starting out with home development.

Works like a charm

Works great, helps dry my film quicker. Easy to use, what more could you want?

Great item... Worth the money

Work as they should and comfortable in the hand when using... Just make sure to clack them a few times just bbq things to make sure they are responsive

Luke Farmer

I know some people hate using these but you just need to make sure they’re really wet and you use Photoflo or whatever and then in my experience they don’t scratch. I used to get loads of streaks and don’t anymore!


This review isn’t aimed at these squeegees, but any of this type. I wouldn’t recommend using these as they can scratch the film unless really wet, any unseen dust or dirt will scratch. Other thing I find is if they are not wetted they can stick to or pull the film on the clip with risk of film being pulled onto the floor - I’ve done it!

If you must squeegee your film, dip your fingers in photoflo or stabilizer and use your fingers as a squeegee, but best is just leave well alone, use photoflo for B&W or stabilizer for color and these will get rid of the water.