Introduction: How to Develop Film: Drying Clips

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Recently I have been developing B/W film. It was thirteen dollars to order these clips online. So I decided to make my own. These are to prevent the negatives from curling and having water marks, they are for use after washing with wetting agent.

Step 1: Materials

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Paper clips or wire.
Binder clip.
A weight, I used a roll of electrical tape.
Wire cutters and scissors.
Film that needs drying.

Step 2: Construct!

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Bend the paper clips as shown in the picture.

Step 3: Now Hang

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I cut and round the corners at the end of the film to make loading onto the reel easier. Hook on both ends attach weight and clip. Hang, I would suggest hanging it in the shower cause it is almost dust-free. Thanks for viewing and vote for one of my instructables in the analog photography challenge. I will try to publish a whole instructable on developing film from start to finish.


audreyobscura (author)2012-06-19

this is really clever! i have been using clothes pins, which sometimes pull the emulsion from the film.

If only 120 film had sprocket holes!

You could always poke small holes in the 120 mm.

mh76dk (author)2012-06-17

$13 seems expensive for what you could go to a hobbystore and buy a roll of "thick metal wire" to make.

I am guessing that most of the price is the delivery cost? or are these rather basic metal parts very expensive?

Delivery costs is imho the hobbyists bane. if you "just" need a couple of small things, like 99% of the times. I think that goes for almost any hobby

It was the shipping price that was rediculous.

mh76dk (author)2012-06-17

In my disgust over prices I completely forgot to say how I like this, so simple and saves money. Thumps up! (and also extra bonus for "recycling" the clips)

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