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Create your very own DIY film clips for your lab developing!

The dark room is where the magic happens when it comes to developiong. And if you’re doing your own developing, you’re going to like this quick DIY film clip!

If you’re spending a lot of time in the dark fiddling with chemicals and agents for your countless film rolls, you’d know that missing even just one tool in your developing arsenal could mean disaster. That includes losing even a simple tool such as a film clip.

This cool tipster we spotted at Instructables by user themostwonderfulplaceonearth can teach you how to repurpose a piece of wire, some weight (in this case, a roll of electrical tape,) and a paper clip. Using the film clip will let you straighten out your newly-developed film so that it doesn’t curl and ruin the image.

Here are the things that you’ll need:

  1. Paper clips or wire
  2. Paper or binder clip
  3. A weight to hold down the film
  4. Wire cutters and scissors.

Just cut the wire to a desirable length and form them to look like this:

Then add the weight to make sure your film is taut and straight.

Voila, you just made your own DIY film clips and saved a little money to spend on more film.

All information and photos used in this article were sourced from Instructables.

written by cheeo

1 comment

  1. jvujnovi

    Although a good idea, I've found close pins work just as well.

    8 months ago · report as spam

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