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Paterson Film Processing Starter Kit

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Paterson Film Processing Starter Kit
Key Features
  • Ilford SIMPLICITY Starter Pack Chemicals
  • Ilford 35mm Cassette Opener
  • Paterson Universal Tank with Two Reels
  • Paterson Thermometer
Begin developing your own black and white film with the Film Processing Starter Kit from Ilford and Paterson. Comprising everything you need, this kit includes an Ilford SIMPLICITY Starter Pack of developing chemicals, a 35mm cassette opener, a Paterson Universal Developing Tank with two reels, a thermometer, three 22 oz / 600mL graduates, a mixing stirrer, and two sets of film drying clips.
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Paterson PTP547U Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Ilford 35mm Film Cassette Opener
  • 3Ilford SIMPLICITY Starter Pack
  • 4Paterson Super System 4 Universal Developing Tank and Reels
  • 5Paterson 12" Color Thermometer (Temperature Range 60-150F in 0.5 Increments)
  • 6Paterson Plastic Graduate - 22oz(600ml)
  • 7Paterson Chemical Stirrer
  • 8Paterson Film Clip Set

Begin developing your own black and white film with the Film Processing Starter Kit from Ilford and Paterson. Comprising everything you need, this kit includes an Ilford SIMPLICITY Starter Pack of developing chemicals, a 35mm cassette opener, a Paterson Universal Developing Tank with two reels, a thermometer, three 22 oz / 600mL graduates, a mixing stirrer, and two sets of film drying clips.

Ilford 35mm Film Cassette Opener

An indispensable tool for at-home film processing, the 35mm Film Cassette Opener from Ilford is a simple tool designed to make the process of opening 35mm film cartridges easier. Its dedicated design opens the top of the cassette, making it faster to remove the film prior to loading it onto a reel just before development.

UPC: 019498470295
Ilford SIMPLICITY Starter Pack

Containing all of the necessary chemistry for developing black and white film, the SIMPLICITY Starter Pack from Ilford contains pre-measured portions of four concentrated chemicals to produce working solutions for processing one roll of 120 or two rolls of 35mm film in a two-reel, 600mL developing tank.

SIMPLICITY Film Developer
Film developer sachet contains 60mL of ILFOSOL 3 concentrate, which is then mixed with 540mL of water (1+9 dilution) at temperature to create a 600mL working solution for developing one roll of 120 or two rolls of 35mm film in a two-reel, 600mL developing tank.

ILFOSOL 3 is characterized by its ability to produce fine grain results with high sharpness and full film speed, and it is particularly well-suited for use with medium-speed films.
SIMPLICITY Stop Bath
Stop bath sachet contains 30mL of ILFOSTOP concentrate, which is then mixed with 570mL of water (1+19 dilution) at temperature to create a 600mL working solution for processing one roll of 120 or two rolls of 35mm film in a two-reel, 600mL developing tank.

ILFOSTOP is a low odor, citric acid-based stop bath that stops the development process and helps to prolong the life and activity of the fixer solution. It is recommended to ensure accurate development times.
SIMPLICITY Film Fixer
Fixer sachet contains 100mL of RAPID FIXER concentrate, which is then mixed with 500mL of water (1+5 dilution) at temperature to create a 600mL working solution for processing one roll of 120 or two rolls of 35mm film in a two-reel, 600mL developing tank.

RAPID FIXER is a rapid-acting, non-hardening fixer that should not be used with any hardeners.
SIMPLICITY Wetting Agent
Wetting agent sachet contains 25mL of ILFOTOL, of which two cap-fulls are required per use during the final rinse. This sachet contains enough wetting agent for eight rolls of 120 or 16 rolls of 35mm film in a two-reel, 600mL developing tank.

ILFOTOL is a non-ionic wetting agent that aids in rapid, even drying of film, helps to prevent water spots from forming, and promotes anti-static qualities.
UPC: 019498178856
Paterson Super System 4 Universal Developing Tank and Reels

Optimized for developing up to two rolls of film, this Paterson Super System 4 Universal Developing Tank features a versatile and compact design that holds up to two 35mm rolls of film or a single 120/220 roll at a time. Super System 4 tanks feature a high-impact polystyrene design that's durable, lightweight, and easy to clean. Included with this tank is two Auto Load Reels, a matching center column, funnel, lid, and agitator rod.

Super System 4
  • High-impact polystyrene construction is durable, lightweight, and easy to clean
  • Two Paterson Auto Load Reels are included
  • Funnel has a unique snap-in design that is light-tight and quick to install and remove
  • Large-diameter design promotes fast filling and dumping speeds for improved developing accuracy
  • Supports both rotary and inversion agitation methods
Auto Load Reel
  • Designed specifically for Super System 4 tanks
  • Smooth finish and twin ball ratchet system ensures easy film loading
  • Adjustable design to accommodate 35mm, 127, and 120/220 film formats
Paterson 12" Color Thermometer (Temperature Range 60-150F in 0.5 Increments)

The Paterson Color Thermometer is designed for color processing due to its accuracy, but can be used with all photographic processes.

This glass spirit thermometer is 12" (30cm) long, and has dual temperature scales from 15°C to 65°C and from 60°F to 130°F.

 Accurate to + 0.14°C (+ 0.25°F); Recommended for all color processes.

UPC: 223610107147
Paterson Plastic Graduate - 22oz(600ml)

The well-known Paterson Graduates are made from transparent polystyrene moulded under strictly controlled conditions to ensure total accuracy.

They are of a cylindrical laboratory design giving uniform widely separated markings, calibrated in metric, Imperial and US scales, which are very easy to read.

They are resistant to most photographic chemicals, and come in five sizes, each with accurate, easy to read markings.

22oz (600ml)

Paterson Chemical Stirrer

The Paterson Chemical Stirrer is an ergonomically designed mixer that is specially shaped for efficient stirring and incorporates a particle crusher.

It is invaluable when making up solutions either from liquid concentrates or from dry powdered chemicals.

UPC: 223610102401
Paterson Film Clip Set

The Paterson Film Clip Set comprises of one weighted clip and one unweighted. The weighted clip is used at the bottom of the film to hold it straight while drying.

Stainless steel pins grip the film securely to ensure that the film is held tightly while drying.

UPC: 223610102029

Ilford 35mm Film Cassette Opener Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
2.95 x 1.95 x 0.4"

Ilford SIMPLICITY Starter Pack Specs

Chemistry Type
Film Developer, Fixer, Stop Bath, Wetting Agent
Powder/Liquid
Liquid
Liquid Volume
1x 2.0  fl oz / 60.0  mL
1x 1.0  fl oz / 30.0  mL
1x 3.4  fl oz / 100.0  mL
1x 0.8  fl oz / 25.0  mL
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.74 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.45 x 4.15 x 3.25"

Paterson Super System 4 Universal Developing Tank and Reels Specs

Format
2x 35mm Film Rolls
or
1x 120/220 Film Roll
Material
Plastic
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.6 x 6 x 5.6"

Paterson 12" Color Thermometer (Temperature Range 60-150F in 0.5 Increments) Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.75 x 4.35 x 2.7"

Paterson Plastic Graduate - 22oz(600ml) Specs

Liquid Volume
22 fl oz / 600 mL
Material
Plastic
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.435 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.2 x 3.4 x 3.4"

Paterson Chemical Stirrer Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.65 x 4.15 x 1.55"

Paterson Film Clip Set Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.3 x 3 x 1.4"

Paterson PTP547U Reviews

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Are the reels included in this kit the ...

Are the reels included in this kit the convertible ones that allow you to do 35mm along with 120 film?
Asked by: David
Yes, you can convert the reel to 120, 126 and 35. But to use both reel at once, only on 35 format. To use on 120 or 126, it's 1 reel each time.
Answered by: Fernando
Date published: 2022-11-17

I see everyone using the changing bag and ...

I see everyone using the changing bag and basically doing this blind. What I wonder is can you just do it in lets say a closet with a safety bulb, kind of like a make shift dark room?
Asked by: Charles
If you have access to a light tight space, you may load your film there instead of using a changing bag. Unfortunately, loading your film to a tank must been done in complete darkness, changing bag or light-tight room otherwise.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2024-01-13

Can i fly the kit? If i purchase this in NYC, i ...

Can i fly the kit? If i purchase this in NYC, i want to take this with me to Mexico. Does anyone know if i can carry this?
Asked by: Santiago
The Paterson Film Processing Starter Kit can be shipped. But as carry on you need to contact the air line you are flying with to ask them.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-11-23

To process more than 2 rolls of film, do I need ...

To process more than 2 rolls of film, do I need to buy another whole kit? Or can I purchase additional supplies and reuse this?
Asked by: K
To process additional rolls of film with the Paterson Film Processing Starter Kit, you would only need to purchase additional chemicals.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2023-07-10

Can this kit be used to process Arista B&w film ...

Can this kit be used to process Arista B&w film or does it have to be ilford brand?
Asked by: Bethany
Yes, the Paterson Film Processing Starter Kit can be used with Arista B+W film and many others.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-07-30

Are the chemicals for C41 or B&W films?

Are the chemicals for C41 or B&W films?
Asked by: Benoit
This kit included chemistry for black and white film processing only.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-02-18

With this kit does one need to also purchase/use ...

With this kit does one need to also purchase/use an enlarger?
Asked by: onyinye
Yes, an enlarger is separate, click the link below to view your options; https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?q=enlarger&sort=PRICE_LOW_TO_HIGH&filters=fct_category%3Aenlargers_546
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2022-10-30

If only processing one reel at a time, can the ...

If only processing one reel at a time, can the chemistry be stored to be reused on the second?
Asked by: Jeffrey
According to technical specifications provided by Ilford (I've attached a link below), yes, you can. However, they have some further instructions listed: "2. Process one at a time and re-use the developer: Another method is to use only approx. 500ml of the developer solution and retain the remainder. Process the first film as normal. Remix the used developer with the remainder of the unused. Use this solution for the next film and increase the processing time by 10%." https://www.ilfordphoto.com/amfile/file/download/file/1947/product/1731/ Keep in mind that tank solution (developer + water) has a relatively short shelf-life, and loses strength rapidly as the day goes on.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2023-02-18
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