DISCOVER HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR
FILMS WHEREVER YOU WANT

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Universal and modular

With one tank it is possible to develop both 135 and 120 film rolls.

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Compact and portable

Its compact size allows for easy carrying, in a bag or a backpack.

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Versatile and Professional

Perfectly suitable for beginners, but also meets the needs of more experienced photographers.

features

Frontpage  Pre-Order

Universal and modular

With one tank it is possible to develop both 135 and 120 film rolls.

Frontpage  Pre-Order

Compact and portable

Its compact size allows for easy carrying, in a bag or a backpack.

Frontpage  Pre-Order

Versatile and Professional

Perfectly suitable for beginners, but also meets the needs of more experienced photographers.

MODULES

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135 Module
Module for 35mm films.
The slot holds the roll, which is clipped to the reel. The orange lever activates a knife which cuts the film, separating it from the cartridge.

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120 Module
Module for medium format films.
The backing paper is separated from the film by pulling it out through the rear split. The film is loaded in the lower slot and clipped to the reel.

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Film guide and reel
The film guide and the reel can be adjusted according to the film type. The clip is hooked to the film. The outer knob winds the film onto the reel.

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Design and prototyping are by VIVO Design Studio, in Rome, Italy. Following a careful test-and-review process, we have been able to optimize the final size of the tank and simplify its construction, in order to deliver an object that is both sturdy and easy to use.

Our specialized team created detailed technical drawings, transforming them into 3D models and making use of all the latest digital manufacturing technologies.

MODULES

GIF

135 Module
Module for 35mm films.
The slot holds the roll, which is clipped to the reel. The orange lever activates a knife which cuts the film, separating it from the cartridge.

GIF

120 Module
Module for medium format films.
The backing paper is separated from the film by pulling it out through the rear split. The film is loaded in the lower slot and clipped to the reel.

GIF

Film guide and reel
The film guide and the reel can be adjusted according to the film type. The clip is hooked to the film. The outer knob winds the film onto the reel.

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Design and prototyping are by VIVO Design Studio, in Rome, Italy. Following a careful test-and-review process, we have been able to optimize the final size of the tank and simplify its construction, in order to deliver an object that is both sturdy and easy to use.

Our specialized team created detailed technical drawings, transforming them into 3D models and making use of all the latest digital manufacturing technologies.

SPECS

  • Dimension: 182 x 124 x 98 mm
  • Weight: 700g
  • Material: ABS, Stainless steel
  • Tank capacity: 270 – 500 ml
  • Made and assembled in Italy

SPECS

  • Dimension: 182 x 124 x 98 mm
  • Weight: 700g
  • Material: ABS, Stainless steel
  • Tank capacity: 270 – 500 ml
  • Made and assembled in Italy

HOW IT WORKS

Take the clip and hook the film. Then close the lid and turn the outer knob in order to wind the film onto the reel. This is what happens inside while you are turning the outer knob.

135
Loading System: once you reach the end, press the orange lever and cut the film to separate it from the cartridge.
 

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120
Loading System: while you pull thebacking paper out through the split, the film is automatically wound in the lower lightproof slot.
 

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HOW IT WORKS

Take the clip and hook the film. Then close the lid and turn the outer knob in order to wind the film onto the reel. This is what happens inside while you are turning the outer knob.

135
Loading System: once you reach the end, press the orange lever and cut the film to separate it from the cartridge.
 

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120
Loading System: while you pull thebacking paper out through the split, the film is automatically wound in the lower lightproof slot.
 

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FILM DEVELOPING

Once the film is loaded, you can use any process you like by pouring the liquids in and out, as needed.

DEVELOPMENT AGITATION
Once the chemicals are inside the tank, it is possible to agitate them as required by rotating the outer knob which will turn the reel, allowing the correct movement of liquids, for a uniform development.

With LAB-BOX it is possible to choose to partially or fully submerge the reel in liquid, to experiment with different kinds of agitation:

CONTINUOUS AGITATION

Filling the tank with 270 ml of liquid you will only partially submerge the reel. The film has to be agitated continously during the whole processing time by turning the outer knob.

INTERMITTENT AGITATION

Filling the tank with 500 ml of liquid you will fully submerge the reel. The film can be agitated intermittently during processing time by turning the outer knob.

FILM DEVELOPING

Once the film is loaded, you can use any process you like by pouring the liquids in and out, as needed.

DEVELOPMENT AGITATION
Once the chemicals are inside the tank, it is possible to agitate them as required by rotating the outer knob which will turn the reel, allowing the correct movement of liquids, for a uniform development.

With LAB-BOX it is possible to choose to partially or fully submerge the reel in liquid, to experiment with different kinds of agitation:

CONTINUOUS AGITATION

Filling the tank with 270 ml of liquid you will only partially submerge the reel. The film has to be agitated continously during the whole processing time by turning the outer knob.

INTERMITTENT AGITATION

Filling the tank with 500 ml of liquid you will fully submerge the reel. The film can be agitated intermittently during processing time by turning the outer knob.

DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES

With LAB-BOX you can use any kind of process

Monobath
The Monobath perfectly matches LAB-BOX: it allows to develop the film quickly and easily with only one solution and in a few minutes, in a range temperature between 18°- 24°C.

The single solution develops and fixes at the same time.

Caffenol
Develop your black and white films using coffee! Caffenol is an eco-friendly developer and it’s super easy to use. Included in the kit, you will find all the ingredients, including the fixer, as a practical powder to dilute with water.

DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES

With LAB-BOX you can use any kind of process

Monobath
The Monobath perfectly matches LAB-BOX: it allows to develop the film quickly and easily with only one solution and in a few minutes, in a range temperature between 18°- 24°C.

The single solution develops and fixes at the same time.

Caffenol
Develop your black and white films using coffee! Caffenol is an eco-friendly developer and it’s super easy to use. Included in the kit, you will find all the ingredients, including the fixer, as a practical powder to dilute with water.

Made with Monobath

Made with Monobath

Black & White
The standard Black and white process consists of 4 baths: Developer, Stop,Fixer and Wetting Agent.

All the types of developers can be used to experiment with different results.

Color C41
The C41 color process can also be experimented with, in particular using a simplified home processing kit.

These kits consist of Developer, Bleach and fix (sometimes simplified as Blix).

Black & White
The standard Black and white process consists of 4 baths: Developer, Stop,Fixer and Wetting Agent.

All the types of developers can be used to experiment with different results.

Color C41
The C41 color process can also be experimented with, in particular using a simplified home processing kit.

These kits consist of Developer, Bleach and fix (sometimes simplified as Blix).

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Watch our tutorials and discover how Lab-Box works

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Watch our tutorials and discover how Lab-Box works

How it works – Kickstarter video
Black and White film development
How it works – Kickstarter video
Black and White film development
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