FPP C-41 Film Developer - 1Ltr
Carefully crafted by our friends at FPP, this powder pack will be able to process a minimum of 8 rolls (but up to 18 is possible with care). Just add water to the powder, and then follow the enclosed instructions to develop your C-41 films!
- Developer powder
- Blix (bleach and fix combined)
Please note stabiliser is no longer included as modern emulsions rarely require this step.
|Capacity:||8-18 rolls (35mm or 120)|
|Perfect for:||Simple colour developing at home|
FPP is short-hand for the Film Photography Project: a US-based collection of projects headed up by the charismatic Mike Raso. They are most famous within the global film community for their podcast (entering it's 10th year in existence) as well as the associated School Camera Donation Program whereby donations are sought and sorted to bring analogue photography back into high schools and colleges all over the country. Not only that but Mike also runs the FPP store which sells a multitude of analogue film products all over the US and hand-rolls a fantastic selection of unique films. We are honoured to bring some of those films to the European market and hope you enjoy shooting them as much as Mike has making them!
Where we ship
When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your FPP C-41 Developing kit today and dive back into the fun of C-41 film photography!
It must be over 25 years ago since I last processed a roll of colour film. Back then it just seemed to be a tricky process. However, with the FPP C-41 Film Developer kit it seemed to be a doddle. I purchased three x 1 litre sized dark plastic bottles, named them Dev, Blix and Stablizer. Mixed the chemicals as instructed and filled the bottles. When it came to processing a roll of film, I ran the hot water, filled the sink and placed the plastic bottle in the water to heat up. The hot tap water was coming out at around 120˚F. I use two stainless steam thermometers, one for the dev and the other for the blix so as not to cross contaminate and waited for the chemicals to reach 102˚F. I wore plastic or latex gloves to protect my hands from the chemicals. Then followed the instructions. Once the last step of using the stabilizer had done it's job I hung the film to dry without wiping the excess water off. Then when the film dried, I cut the negatives into strips of six frames before placing into neg sheets. I used two lint-free cloths and isopropyl alcohol sprayed lightly on to one cloth and used gently to wipe down the strips of film to remove the water marks. I used a third lint-free cloth to wipe down the scanner and found that the scanned images were fairly clear of dust. Just a few spots here and there.
So far I have processed 6 rolls of film. Most rolls shot recently are four years out of date. One roll of film processed was about 16 years old and still produced good images, which surprised me.
I will continue on to see how many more rolls I can get, with another 14 rolls waiting in the wings. It's great just going through the whole process and it had ignited my passion for shooting on film again.
The shots below are taken from four of the films processed so far.
For years I kept away from colour film developing because of the complexity of the chemicals, temperatures and process. However, this new kit makes it so much easier. I have tried to re-but and will keep on trying!
Very easy to use, having fix and bleach in the same chemical helps simplify the process much more. Not to mention the great price. Will definitely be purchasing again when it is back in stock!!
I've tried a few different C41 kits over the years and I cant say the FPP one was very remarkable. It seemed to tire remarkably quicker than previous kits I've used and so only got about 10 rolls out of it, although most other kits have always delivered above the stated amount with ease. I think other rolls go further than the Unicolor FPP Kit. It's great this comes as powder so can be shipped much easier than liquid chemicals but I do feel it did under deliver compared to the likes of Tetenal and Bellini.
A great little kit simple to develop film. I had great results was able to push film and process film with a remjet layer. All the films looked good I processed a dozen rolls with no issues.