KANTON is a smart home solution to develop your color and black and white film in both 35 and 120 mm without the need of a darkroom—it combines chemical heating and automated film agitation in a single device. Developing films at home is time consuming and the outcome is highly unreliable. You need a dark place, a developing tank and several chemicals that you have to heat in your sink or on a stove—both highly unreliable and inconvenient. After everything is set, the tank has to be continually agitated in order to get good results.
KANTON features automated film winding and agitating, precise chemical heating and quick turnaround—ready in 15 min. No water-bath is required neither do wet bottles occur and only half of the amount of chemicals used in the typical developing process is needed. KANTON is suitable for 35 and 120 mm films in both black and white as well as color.
KANTON features automated film winding and agitating, precise chemical heating and quick turnaround—ready in 15 min. No water-bath or wet bottles are required, and only half of the amount of chemicals used in the typical developing process are used. KANTON issuitable for 35 and 120 mm films in both black and white and color.
A daylight tank allows users to put the exposed film in bright light conditions. The agitation process has been automated, which ensures a steady developing process. The chemicals are heated and monitored in the interface with a steady temperature without the need for sturdy cables.
To use KANTON, you simply adjust the reel, put in the film, select a setting from the database or do a manual input, cut the film and wait for the chemicals to reach the desired temperature. After 15 minutes, the heating process will finish, and you will be alerted when to pour the chemicals inside the tank and back into the bottle. Finally, wash your film with tap water, take it out of the reel, and use the hangers provided in the compartment of the station to hang it up to dry.
Inside the tank, the reel is autonomously agitated by an electric motor. All of the chemicals as well as the tank are heated via heating plates on the main station, while a magnet stirs the liquids, providing exact temperature measurements transferred via spring pins.
To continue working with your perfectly developed negatives, a small scanner provides you with the possibility to digitalize the images for online posts or small printouts. An integrated knife system allows precise, fast and easy film cutting in order for safe storing.
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