Darkroom Supplies - FPP C-41 / ECN-2 Color Negative Film Development Kit (1 Liter - Powder)

Darkroom Supplies - FPP C-41 / ECN-2 Color Negative Film Development Kit (1 Liter - Powder)

  • $19.99

FPP's Color Negative Film Development Kit - 1 Liter
Develop Color Negative ECN2 (and C-41) at home! 

Detailed Instruction Sheet included with your kit

What will I need? You will need the basic darkroom tools - tank, beakers, etc. to develop your color film. If you're new to home developing check out our blog WHAT STUFF DO I NEED to see. well, what stuff you need. Once developed you will need a scanner to scan your newly developed negative. We recommend the FPP Basic Scan Kit or Epson v800.

Storage Containers -  Our recycled 1-Liter containers are perfect for storing. You will need THREE bottles for your C-41 Kit (One for the Developer, One for the Bleach, One for the Fixer).

How to mix your color chemistry HERE
How to develop your film (below) and HERE

The recommended number of rolls per kit is 15 to 20 35mm rolls (with a two to three month mixed use time - unmixed chemistry can keep in a cool, dry place for 1 - 5 years). If you are shooting something very important, please consider abiding by those guidelines. Before capping your chemistry after use, squeeze out all of the extra air.  This will greatly prolong your kit. Read Leslie Lazenby's BLOG about this kit HERE.

How to I Mix My Kit?
Check out our video demonstrating how to mix your kit! 

Mixing & Floating Particles

After mixing the DEVELOPER (pictured above left), you will notice floating particles in the developer. This is normal. While there is no need to take any action, some customers have strained their developer into a new container using a coffee filter. (photo by Michael Ogden)

Can I PUSH my color film?

What if I shot my Portra 400 at 800 iso...or 1600 iso? Can I push develop? Yes, you can.

1 stop push, extend the developing time to 4 minutes 40 seconds 
2 stop push, extend the developing time to 5 minutes 25 seconds.  
3 stop push is not recommended for color film. 

How do I remove "rem jet" layer from  Kodak Vision 3 line of films with FPP's c-41 Kit?

If you're familiar with ECN-2 films then you know that it contains a black carbon base that needs to be removed. Most folks think you need a separate product to remove this rem jet. You don't. Use your thumb and save some cash!

When you're heating your chemistry, keep that bucket of water for your final wash. After your last step (fixer), rinse your film in your of hot water (80 - 102 degrees F). With your thumb, gently rub the non-emulsion side of your film as you remove it from your film reel. Careful not to scratch the emulsion of your film. Final rinse under running water before submerging your film into the two-minute Stabilizer. You will see the black rem jet in your water as you rinse.

That's it! Hang your film to dry and then scan! Enjoy!!!!

Notice: We can not replace kits if not mixed properly or if accidentally discarded. Do not get your bleach or fixer (even a drop) into your developer! We only sell full kits. We do not have replacement parts. We do not accept returns on photo chemistry.

WARNING: User assumes all risk upon associated with using this photo chemistry kit. Avoid respiratory and eye contact. The manufacturer will not be held responsible for any injuries or chemical damage caused by any of the contents of this package. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS

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