Required basics:

  • Developing tank with spiral(s).
  • Thermometer - Either digital or analogue
  • Graduated beakers or cylinders for mixing chemicals (100ml, 600ml, and 1000ml)
  • Strong clothes pegs
  • Chemicals:
    • Developer
    • (optional) Stop - Either citric acid or acetic acid
    • Fixer
    • (optional) Wetting agent - Ilfotol, Photoflo, or a drop of washing up detergent.


The clothes pegs can be used to hang the films up to dry. A small weight on the bottom helps to keep the strips from curling up.