Film & Darkroom

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film darkroom

home of photographic chemistry

Develop your own films - colour, black & white

Tetenal are the experts when it comes to supplying you with chemistry and media for your photo lab. Not only are we importers and distributors of silver halide paper, we are synonumous with photo chemistry. Tetenal’s history in the manufacture and distribution of photographic chemistry dates back over 150 years and our name is featured on a wide variety of products including E6 and C41 as well our ever popular Colortec kits.

Introducing - jobo lab kits

When it comes to Black & White darkroom paper we bring you two of the most respected names in the field, Ilford and Kentmere. Between them we have a broad range of papers to satisfy most needs.
We've recently added a selection of Fuji colour sheet paper which is ideal for those of you who prefer a little colour in your darkroom processing activities.


Whether you're looking for sheet or roll film, we have you covered with our broad range of Black & White film products from the likes of Kodak, Ilford, Kentmere and Ilford Harman. Whatever format, speed or exposure size you're looking for, chances are we have it amongst our broad portfolio of colour film products from Kodak and Fuji.


Tetenal are the photo chemistry experts so as you'd expect, you can find products under our own Tetenal brand sitting alongside other leading brands such as Kodak, Champion and Ilford Harman. Tetenal is the home of photographic chemistry so as you’d expect we supply products from the leading names in darkroom developing including our own Tetenal brand plus Kodak, Champion and Agfa.


The truest way to learn and appreciate the art of photography is analogue photography. Nothing can replace the touch and feel of silver-halide film. The fascination of creating unique prints on silver-halide paper is irreplaceable. The original character of a personally developed analogue print becomes a piece of art which pleasantly distinguishes itself from the mass of digital pictures. JOBO enables you to perfectly control the critical processing of your negatives so that you can create photographs according to your visualization.

Jobo Analog Systems

Film Processing Tank Systems

Jobo Tank System 1500

The 1500 system is a highly modular, efficient, and economical roll film processing system.

It is ideal for both inversion and manual processing, as well as for rotation or machine processing.

The system has the versatility to accommodate as little as one roll of 35mm with no waste of chemistry. It is user expandable up to 10 rolls of 35mm or 12 rolls of 120.

  • High efficiency
  • Fast filling and dumping of chemistry
  • Completely modular
  • Low-cost components (spare parts/expansion modules)
  • Easy to use
  • Ideal for fully manual inversion-style processing
  • Fully compatible with all Jobo machines, with or without lift
  • Easy loading of 1501 adjustable 35/120 reels; includes duo-tab system for safe loading of 2 rolls of 120 film on each reel without risk of overlapping

Jobo Tank System 2500

The 2500 multitank system is a versatile processing system that can process anything from roll film to LF sheet film (with the specialized 2509n 4X5 reel).

The 2500 system tanks are designed for rotation processing but can also be used for long, stand, or semi-stand processing.

The 2502 reels and 2509n reels are easy to load, do not require any special loaders, and offer professional-standard quality, with perfect, even, and repeatable results.

  • High efficiency; run as few as two sheets of 4X5 with no waste of chemistry
  • Modular, interchangeable reel system; run both roll film and sheet film in the same tank
  • Fast filling and dumping of chemistry
  • 2502 adjustable reels for 35/120 roll film include duo-tab system for safe loading of 2 rolls of 120 film on each reel without risk of overlapping
  • 2509n reels for up to 6 sheets of 4X5 film

The 2500 system tanks are available in the following capacities:


Soon after their introduction in 1987, Expert drums became the industry standard for sheet film processing. The totally random chemical distribution produces the world's most even and consistent processing system. From 4X5 to 8X10, there is no better way to process sheet film or prints than with an Expert drum.

Expert drums are a unique product in the world of sheet film processing; they are the only available solution for rotation processing of sheets larger than 4X5.

Expert drums eliminate the need for complex and potentially damaging tray or hanger processing and are extremely easy to handle and load in the dark, especially when used for larger formats.

Expert drums are designed for use in rotation processing and require the Jobo lift accessory (#4072) when used on a Jobo processor. They can also be used manually with the Jobo roller base #1509.

  • Industry-standard-setting quality results
  • Fast filling and dumping of chemistry
  • Edge-to-edge even negatives; no mottling or other processing aberrations
  • Consistent, repeatable results
  • Professional high-end processing gear
  • Low chemistry usage, environmentally friendly (especially when used with roller base #1509)
  • Extensive instructions and processing support for Expert drums available online on Jobo's website here.

Expert drums are available for these formats:

  • 3010 - 10 sheets of up to 4X5
  • 3005 - 5 sheets of up to 8X10

Expert drums come with a special drying sponge rod - 3007 short sponge, 3008 long sponge.

Jobo recommends replacing the sponge every 6 months.

Expert drum lids are closed with pressure and friction and are easily opened with the Jobo foot pump #3360.

CatLABS recommends that every Expert drum user have a foot pump (sold separately).

Shop for Jobo Expert 3005 Drums, Expert 3006 Drums and Expert 3010 Drums. Read more about Jobo Expert drums in the Jobo website resources section:

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