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The easiest and quickest tool to develop your own films in full day light, anywhere and at anytime without the need for a darkroom
The easiest and quickest tool to develop your own films in full day light, anywhere and at anytime without the need for a darkroom
4,791 backers pledged €656,903 to help bring this project to life.

Lab-Box Production Update - September/2 + Photokina

Posted by ars-imago (Creator)

Dear Backers 

In the past few weeks, we worked at the factory to check and test all the moulds. We made some minor adjustments to thickness and tolerance of some pieces and everything seems to work very well. The in-depth work of the past few months and the extra time we gave to the first phase finally payed out, indeed we obtained moulds of excellent quality.   

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As of now, the next steps are mould-surface finishing and proper machinery calibration in order to proceed with injection molding of all the pieces. Over the course of the next month, by the end of October, we will start printing and assembling all the pieces and we will move on shipments and logistics. 

First pieces from injection molding
First pieces from injection molding

It’s been a great deal of work, but we are very excited to see the results and we cannot wait to send out your rewards. 

Lab-Box 3 Colors Edition
Lab-Box 3 Colors Edition

Between September 26th and 29th, ars-imago will have a booth at Photokina fair in Cologne, Germany. Of course, the Lab-Box Team will be there presenting the tanks and showing all the definitive pieces.

We will keep you posted with photos and videos from the fair and we will be truly happy to meet anyone of you who will be there. Our booth is Stand F-007, Hall 2.1!

Thank you for your patience and support!

Best Regards
Lab-Box Team

Danny Chau, Herbert Krämer, and 89 more people like this update.


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      Jerry Clifford on

      Looking good guys.......... I can't wait to receive my products from you & introduce them into my current workflow. Jc

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      Sylvia-Yvette Rosa on

      Very impressive. Thank you for sharing. I am so looking forward to receiving the LabBox soon. Keep up the good work!

    3. Richmond Siranjeevi on

      sweet guys, looking forward to it. thanks for the update.

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      Rob Robertson on

      Well done,guys! The Lab Box is looking good. With all this attention to detail, I expect it will work flawlessly.

    5. Stefano Serventi on

      We hope to see this project at the final stage, end of course in our hands... Although I understand is complicated and needed carefully study is now a big patience we are give you so far.
      We hope to receive a compliment for that... as someone said chemicals would be a good result.

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      C. N. on

      Cool video! Just never film vertically again 😂

    7. Michael Diblicek on

      Another great update guys, it's all looking great, and as you said all the hard work that's gone before is slowly coming to fruition. It's obviously at the stage of the moiled making and the first parts coming out that you really see where minor adjustments need to be done, and can be corrected, and i know first hand the immense amount of time this takes, it really is a huge undertaking. Continue the great work, get everything right at this stage. I'm looking forward to getting my Lab box next year sometime, no rush. I wish i was able to get to Photokina but unfortunately will not be able to make this time. Have a great show, i'm sure you will have a lot of interest. All the best

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      Adrian Lam on

      It would be great if you included the processing chemicals as a special thanks to the patient backers made early bird pledges. We appreciate the updates anyways!

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      Peter Coles on

      All looks good........... Can't wait to get my hands on mine.

    10. Perry Tatman on

      Looks fab, please continue with the updates

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      George Day on

      Well done, your efforts are coming to a conclusion with what looks to be a great product looking fwd to using it, when its ready.

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      Eduardo Klein Fichtner on

      Great. I am waiting, but I know that is a better product, with inovations. Thank you very much. Best regards! :D

    13. Darren Wilkin on

      That's suspiciously good timing! I was just logging in to see if there was any updates on this project, and I get an email telling me there's an update on this project! Good news - hope to receive the goodies by Christmas!