Begin developing your own black and white film with the Film Processing Starter Kit from Ilford and Paterson. Comprising everything you need, this kit includes an Ilford SIMPLICITY Starter Pack of developing chemicals, a 35mm cassette opener, a Paterson Universal Developing Tank with two reels, a thermometer, three 22 oz / 600mL graduates, a mixing stirrer, and two sets of film drying clips.
An indispensable tool for at-home film processing, the 35mm Film Cassette Opener from Ilford is a simple tool designed to make the process of opening 35mm film cartridges easier. Its dedicated design opens the top of the cassette, making it faster to remove the film prior to loading it onto a reel just before development.
Containing all of the necessary chemistry for developing black and white film, the SIMPLICITY Starter Pack from Ilford contains pre-measured portions of four concentrated chemicals to produce working solutions for processing one roll of 120 or two rolls of 35mm film in a two-reel, 600mL developing tank.
Film developer sachet contains 60mL of ILFOSOL 3 concentrate, which is then mixed with 540mL of water (1+9 dilution) at temperature to create a 600mL working solution for developing one roll of 120 or two rolls of 35mm film in a two-reel, 600mL developing tank. ILFOSOL 3 is characterized by its ability to produce fine grain results with high sharpness and full film speed, and it is particularly well-suited for use with medium-speed films.
Stop bath sachet contains 30mL of ILFOSTOP concentrate, which is then mixed with 570mL of water (1+19 dilution) at temperature to create a 600mL working solution for processing one roll of 120 or two rolls of 35mm film in a two-reel, 600mL developing tank. ILFOSTOP is a low odor, citric acid-based stop bath that stops the development process and helps to prolong the life and activity of the fixer solution. It is recommended to ensure accurate development times.
Fixer sachet contains 100mL of RAPID FIXER concentrate, which is then mixed with 500mL of water (1+5 dilution) at temperature to create a 600mL working solution for processing one roll of 120 or two rolls of 35mm film in a two-reel, 600mL developing tank. RAPID FIXER is a rapid-acting, non-hardening fixer that should not be used with any hardeners.
Wetting agent sachet contains 25mL of ILFOTOL, of which two cap-fulls are required per use during the final rinse. This sachet contains enough wetting agent for eight rolls of 120 or 16 rolls of 35mm film in a two-reel, 600mL developing tank. ILFOTOL is a non-ionic wetting agent that aids in rapid, even drying of film, helps to prevent water spots from forming, and promotes anti-static qualities.
The Super System 4 Universal Tank from Paterson is constructed from high-impact polystyrene that stands up to high volume use. This tank has no hidden parts, and is always easy to keep clean. The Super System 4 Tanks are durable, easy to use, and provide consistent, even film development. It features a unique snap-in light trapping funnel for quick filling and emptying, to ensure even development and precise processing times. The Super System 4 Tank offers a choice of agitation methods; use inversion agitation, rotary agitation with the removable agitator rod supplied, or a combination of both. The Paterson Universal Tank holds two 35mm film rolls or a single roll of 120/220 film. It comes with two multi-format reels for 35mm, 126, 127, 120, or 220 rolls.
The Paterson Color Thermometer is designed for color processing due to its accuracy, but can be used with all photographic processes. This glass spirit thermometer is 12" (30cm) long, and has dual temperature scales from 15°C to 65°C and from 60°F to 130°F. Accurate to + 0.14°C (+ 0.25°F); Recommended for all color processes.
The well-known Paterson Graduates are made from transparent polystyrene moulded under strictly controlled conditions to ensure total accuracy. They are of a cylindrical laboratory design giving uniform widely separated markings, calibrated in metric, Imperial and US scales, which are very easy to read. They are resistant to most photographic chemicals, and come in five sizes, each with accurate, easy to read markings.
The Paterson Chemical Stirrer is an ergonomically designed mixer that is specially shaped for efficient stirring and incorporates a particle crusher. It is invaluable when making up solutions either from liquid concentrates or from dry powdered chemicals.
The Paterson Film Clip Set comprises of one weighted clip and one unweighted. The weighted clip is used at the bottom of the film to hold it straight while drying. Stainless steel pins grip the film securely to ensure that the film is held tightly while drying.
In the Box
- Ilford SIMPLICITY Starter Pack Chemicals
- Ilford 35mm Cassette Opener
- Paterson Universal Tank with Two Reels
- Paterson Thermometer
- 3 x Paterson 22 oz / 600mL Graduates
- Paterson Mixing Stirrer
- 2 x Paterson Film Drying Clip Sets
- Paterson Film Processing Starter Kit
- Ilford SIMPLICITY Starter Pack
SIMPLICITY Film Developer (60mL Sachet), SIMPLICITY Stop Bath (30mL Sachet), SIMPLICITY Film Fixer (100mL Sachet), & SIMPLICITY Wetting Agent (25mL Sachet)
- Paterson Universal Tank with Two Reels (Super System 4)
Light Tight Funnel and Lid
2 x One Multiformat Reel
- Paterson 12" Color Thermometer (Temperature Range 60-150F in 0.5 Increments)
- 3 x Paterson Plastic Graduate - 22oz(600ml)
- Paterson Chemical Stirrer
- 2 x Paterson Film Clip Set