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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!
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This is such an amazing piece of equipment that I have wanted for ages. Well it is epic and easy to use I have developed a 1980s 1990s and now the newer film now days. and it's lovely to develop film straight after I have taken them and can get them done so quick it's crazy.
Bought the Lab Box a while ago, but was nervous to use it. When I finally did, it pleasantly surprised me. It was easy to use and I had no issues. I think the main thing is making sure you put each part together properly and your film is on the spool correctly. I used a YouTube video tutorial to make sure I was doing it right. The first roll I developed had a lot of water spots on it, so I highly recommend a final rinse with distilled water. My second roll had zero water spots after using this method. Overall, love the Lab Box and give it 5 stars :).
I use this for 120 developing. There are some good improvements over the Rondinax 60. The spool lock & pressure plate is better thought out, as is the slot for pulling the backing paper through. TIP! If your film has been in the camera for a while or it's summer, leave the exposed taped roll in the fridge or freezer to stiffen the film to encourage it to coil into the chamber. Since doing this l have had 100% success in loading without affecting developing Also. Pull the film paper between thumb & forefinger slowly in small movements to ensure successful film coiling. You are not recommended to use Fomapan film, it doesn't coil as with Rondinax 60. Ilford processes great as its plastic is thicker.
For 35mm l have an old Agfa Rondinax which will process Fomapan, my favourite 35mm B/W film. LAB BOX say Fomapan will not develop with their module.
The Lab box is well thought out & a joy to use. Expensive, but worth the money as it is nice to have something new instead of making good with old worn stuff that may ruin your negs.
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!
Easy to use, quick, compact, hassle free, can load film without darkbag. Thoroughly enjoying using the lab box so far.