- Allows to develop film from start to end in full day-light
- Has two interchangeable modules and reels for 135 and 120 films
- Its compact size allows for easy carrying, in a bag or a backpack
- The fastest and the easiest way to develop film rolls, anywhere and at anytime
The first multiformat, daylight-loading film developing tank is here!
The Ars-Imago Lab-Box is a multi-format tank that allows you to develop film without need for darkness, from start to finish of the developing process.
Thanks to the two interchangeable modules and to the multi-format reel, the tank can be used to develop both 35mm and 120 medium format film.
Universal and Modular: with just one tank you can develop both 120 and 135 formats, simply changing the dedicated module.
Compact and Portable: easily portable in bags and any kind of backpacks thanks to its dimensions
Easy and quick: you can load and develop films without needing to be in the dark, with a simple, intuitive process.
Versatile and Professional: perfect for those who are starting to develop on their own, but also useful to meet the needs of semi pros and professionals thanks to the different processes it allows.
The 135 Module has a designed space in which you have to insert and lock the 35mm roll. The film then gets clipped and, after closing the lid, and rotating the external knob, it's automatically loaded in the internal reel. Once the loading is done, a blade cuts the final part of the film and you're ready to start developing.
The 120 Module has two compartments: first the roll is positioned on the upper part of the module and, after closing the lid, the protection paper can be peeled off. Automatically the film gets loaded in the second internal lightproof compartment. The lid can be opened, the film can be clipped and, once having closed the lid, you can proceed to the loading of the film thanks to the external knob.
Agitation during Development Process
You can choose to use continuous agitation (recommended) or an intermittent one.
The tank can be filled up to half of its capacity (290ml) if you decide to proceed with a continuous agitation, or you can completely fill the tank (490ml) if you choose to have an intermittent agitation. You can also experiment with other agitation modalities.
Once the liquids are poured in the tank, you can proceed with the agitation; rotating the external knob or crank will rotate the internal reel. A correct agitation is pivotal to get homogenous results.
LAB-BOX is an ars-imago project. Design and prototype have been curated in Rome, Italy.
Following a careful test and revision process, we could optimize the LAB-BOX final dimensions, simplifying the tank's structure as much as we could, so that a resistant yet easy to use product could be created. Our specialized team has worked on technical projects for months creating many 3D models and prototypes thanks to modern technologies.
|Format||1 x 35mm Film Roll|
1 x 120 Film Roll
|Solution Capacity||16.6 fl oz / 490.0 mL|
|Material||Plastic, Stainless Steel|
|Dimensions||7.17 x 3.86 x 4.88" / 182 x 98 x 124 mm|
|Weight||1.65 lb / 750 g|