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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 March

Posted by ars-imago (Creator)

Dear Backers,

here we are with our usual monthly update.

We can finally say that we are approaching the final steps of this project. We have almost finished production of the plastic parts, we have already assembled thousands of Lab-Box parts and we are arranging logistics for shipments. 

135 Module Assembly Line
135 Module Assembly Line

Part of our team is currently in China to see over the last steps. As you can see from the pictures and video attached, everything is going well and a lot of packages are being stocked waiting to be shipped.

We still have some minor issues to solve and manage, but most of the work is done!

Packaged materials ready to be shipped
Packaged materials ready to be shipped

At this moment we can tell you that we are working on starting the first shipping rounds from the factory to our hubs by the end of April. The entire month of April will be dedicated to finishing the assembly work, running quality checks on products and packaging them. 

As we mentioned in our last update, some testers are checking and evaluating Lab-Box.

A couple of weeks ago one of our backers helped us test out Lab-Box with C-41 development and it seems to work very well! We got great results, check out the video and his review:

One of our backers testing LAB-BOX
One of our backers testing LAB-BOX

Thanks for your support and your patience!

We are doing our very best, and we are almost there.

All the best,

Lab-Box Team

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    1. Tim on

      It's looking great

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      Ernst van Loon on

      Very good news! Can not wait until I receive the Lab Box!

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      Elad Bari on

      Amazing update! Just, please, Do Not ship via any express method. Please. No EMS, No DHL or FedEx. Just normal airmail.

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      ramarren on

      Excellent news! Congratulations on the progress, I'm very eager to see Lab-Box. Just got a 'new to me' 645 camera and my old Rondinax 60 is getting a bit over-worked! :-)

    5. Sandy Chian on

      Wonderful and thanks for the update. Looking forward to using it !!

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      James Horne on

      Great news. all the hard work is finally paying off. With any luck I will get the Lab - Box for my 81st birthday.
      All the best

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      George Day on

      Well done and thanks for taking the time to get it right - great project.

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      Marcel Reimer on

      This is very good news. Can't wait to get my hands on the Lab Box.

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      Paul Chandler on

      Great update thanks

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      Anthony Cull on

      @tom price ... contact support I have updated my address twice

    11. Danny Chau on

      Great to get updates of work in progress, this is one of the very last few of crowd funding in my account as I have been burned so many times before that I no longer have faith in crowd funding projects.

    12. Tom Price on

      Will we get a chance to change our postal address as I will have moved by the time these get sent? Thanks

    13. Patrik Eveborn on

      Sometimes it takes more time then planned... but your updates have made this a non problem :) good work!!