Welcome to the magical world of traditional black and white film photography. We're here to help you learn how to process it all by yourself, so that you can create beautiful negatives that are ready to be scanned or printed. With this kit, processing black and white film at home has never been easier.
Grab your MONO box and some exposed rolls, and let's get started!
Developing B+W film with the Df96 Monobath
Step 1: Mix the chemicals
Mix the powdered components (Parts A and B) with water using the TCS-1000 and 1000mL mixing jug. Fully clean the TCS-1000 after mixing. For a closer look at chemical mixing with the TCS-1000.
Step 2: Load the film in the developing tank
Film must be loaded in complete darkness. If you do not have a space that can be blacked out, consider purchasing a film changing bag.
Step 3: Measure the temperature of the chemistry and select your developing time & agitation frequency
With the required volume of Df96 solution in your mixing jug, insert the TCS-1000 into the jug and measure the temperature.
Select your developing time and agitation frequency from one of the three available combinations. See more information on temperature/time/agitation combinations here.
Set the first timer on the TCS-1000 to the processing time and the second timer to the washing time (3 minutes).
Step 4: Pour in the solution & agitate the developing tank
Pour the chemistry into the tank carefully, but as quickly as possible.
Start the first timer on the TSC-1000 and agitate according to the combination you selected. As you continue to re-use the Df96 Monobath solution, you'll have to increase the processing time. See more details on chemical re-use here.
At the end of the first timer you'll hear a beep. Pour the solution back into your labelled storage bottle.
Step 5: Wash the film & hang it to dry
Place the developing tank under running water and wash for at least 3 minutes. Alternatively, you can also fill the tank with water and do 5 inversion cycles, empty and refill the tank with fresh water, and then repeat for 7 times total.
Securely hang the film to dry in a dust-free area (e.g. bathroom/shower). It’s good practice to weigh down the bottom of the film strip with a clothespin to prevent the film from curling as it dries.