How to Prepare for Jobo C-41 Press Kit Development

Using the Jobo CPE2 Plus for development.

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Clean chemical bottles and fill bucket with hot water.

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Pour hot water into Jobo bath. Fill until the developing tank sits about 1/4" deep.

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Use a thermometer to watch the temperature and try filling the bath to be around 100°F. (Don't worry too much about the initial temp, the Jobo will get it to the proper place for you.)

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Turn Jobo on and set to 38°c (100.4°F) . The heater will turn on if your water is under temperature and will stay off if the water is over temperature. This is indicated by the red light.

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The Jobo may take some time to stabilize at the proper temperature, you can mix chemicals while the Jobo is at work.

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Open Jobo C-41 Press Kit

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Identify: Developer, Blix A, Blix B, stabilizer and instructions.

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Clearly mark all chemical bottles. You will mark one for Developer one for Blix and one more for Stabilizer. (Blix is short for bleach fix so here I checked both.)

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Get ready to mix. You will need a 1gal mixing pitcher, 1L measuring cups, 3 Jobo chemistry bottles, a thermometer and a stirring stick.

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Start by heating the distiller water. You will need 1600ml distilled water at 110°F for mixing chemistry.

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To be most accurate; overheat the water to about 120-130°F and regulate the temperature to 110°F by adding cool water at the time you mix the chemistry.

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Find the packet labeled Developer.

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Measure 800ml of 110°F distilled water. Pour this into a 1gal mixing pitcher.

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Add contents of developer packet while stirring continuously.

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Stir thoroughly until developer has dissolved.

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Pour mixed developer into the Jobo bottle you previously labeled developer.

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The bottle is filled to just over 800ml after adding the developer.

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Top the bottle off to 1000ml. Don't fill past where the bottle narrows.

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Find the packet labeled Blix A.

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Measure 800ml of 110°F distilled water. Pour this into a 1gal mixing pitcher.

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Add contents of Blix A packet while stirring continuously.

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Find the packet labeled Blix B.

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Add contents of Blix B packet while stirring continuously. BE CAREFUL! This part will make the solution very dark and foam up quite a bit. Stir until dissolved.

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After adding Blix B.

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Pour mixed Blix into the Jobo bottle you previously labeled bleach/fix.

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The bottle is filled to just over 900ml after adding the Blix.

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Top the bottle off to 1000ml. Don't fill past where the bottle narrows.

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The Blix is still has a bit of pressure to let off so cap it, shake it then release the pressure a few times. (It will blow the lid off your developing tank otherwise.)

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Find the bag labeled Stabilizer.

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For stabilizer, simply pour 1000ml distilled water in Jobo bottle previously labeled for stabilizer. Add contents of stabilizer bag and stir.

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Water for stabilizer does not need to be heated. Stabilizer can be used at room temperature and therefore does not need to be placed in the tempered bath.

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Place developer and Blix bottles into the Jobo's tempered bath.

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Use a thermometer to make sure the bath and each solution individually are at 100°F before you begin development. Occasionally stir the bath and rotate chemistry bottles to even temperatures quickly.

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Make sure to rinse the thermometer when using one between multiple solutions. Always check the developer temperature before the Blix..

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Once everything is to the desired temperature you are ready to develop some color film!

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