Interest in analog photography is growing. New generations of digital natives are rediscovering the analogue process as something new to experiment with. This is why we have decided to create a product that would easily allow anyone to develop ﬁlm rolls in full daylight, indoor or outdoors.
LAB-BOX is the easiest and quickest tool to develop your own films in full day light, anywhere and at anytime, bypassing the need to load the rolls in the dark.
Once the film is loaded, you can use any process you like by pouring the liquids in and out, as needed.
LAB-BOX is the only tank of its kind on the market, and is the result of long research and developing efforts, paired with an effective and beautiful design.
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.
120 Loading System: while you pull the backing paper out through the split, the film is automatically wound in the lower lightproof slot.
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:
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.