Lab-Box: the Multiformat Daylight-Loading Film Tank
NB: price includes free UK Tracked Shipping!
The famous ars-imago Lab-Box has arrived! Limited quantities in this first wave due to the unprecedented global demand.
NB: we also have the 35mm Lab-Box available here
The multiformat Lab-Box is the easiest way to develop your film without needing a darkroom or changing bag - simply follow these steps:
- Select the module (35mm or 120) depending on the film you want to develop
- Attach the module to the main tank
- Insert the roll, close up the module and use the main tank and external knobs to develop the roll without having to find a dark room or turning off the lights!
- Remove the film and marvel at your photographic genius
Please refer to the below video for a visual aid - or download the full user guide here
If you have any questions or concerns please (1) check out the FAQs on ars-imago's site (2) get in contact via our contact page
Also please note that the Lab-Box will struggle to cut any films that have PET-based plastic backing. You can look up the backing material of all major films on Wikipedia here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_photographic_films
The most common films that cannot be used with the lab-box are:
- JCH 400
- Rollei Infrared
- Rollei 80s
- Rollei Superpan 200
- Rollei 400s
- Fomapan 100
- Fomapan 200
- Fomapan 400
- Arista film
- Astrum film
- Lomography Earl Grey B&W 100
Where we ship
When you buy your Lab-Box from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your multiformat lab-box today and dive into the fun of home development!
Never having home developed before, I've found this device makes it very easy. I've tried 120 and 35mm black and white film without any issue. I'm not sure that I wouldn't have messed it up using a normal tank. The ability to load the film in daylight makes it so much more convenient. The only minus point is probably the price!
It is a bit of a faff to do your first roll of film - until you work out your process but after that, if you are only developing no more than 2-3 rolls at a time, this is a much more convenient way of processing than changing bags and blind feeder spooling IMHO. I agree with the other reviewer in that the only thing that goes against it is that it is a bit expensive. Remember and order a film retriever too as it is easier
Great product easy to use.
Fantastic service from analogue wonderlands as usual.