CPE-3 Film Processor
With Lift and Tank

  • $1,999.99

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  • Motorized semi-automated daylight film processor
  • For all color C41, E6 slide, and B&W film in 35mm, 120, 4x5 sheet film formats
  • Automatic agitation and temperature control
  • Compatible with all JOBO 1500 and 2500 series tanks; not compatible with JOBO drums
  • 110V only

Product Details

Quality, commitment, and professionalism have made JOBO one of the leading brands in the photographic industry since 1923. JOBO tanks and products have become legendary and JOBO's innovations set the standard for darkroom processing. 

The Jobo CPE-3 Processor with Lift is a motor-driven, temperature controlled processor for all film processes (B&W, C41, E6) and formats from 35mm up to 4x5 sheet film. JOBO tanks are attached to the processor and automatically rotated in both directions for optimal and even development. This precise rotation processing offers consistent results while consuming less chemistry compared to manual inversion processing. The JOBO CPE-3 processor requires significantly less space and budget than its big brother, the CPP-3. 


The JOBO CPE-3 features a 9 liter water reservoir that keeps the developing tank and chemical storage bottles at the desired processing temperature. The temperature can be set continuously from 68°F (20°C)  to 104°F (40°C), suitable for all typical photographic processes. All chemical storage bottles and graduates lock into place and are kept from floating, providing an even water level and optimal temperature control throughout the entire process.


The JOBO Lift simplifies rotary film processing by eliminating the need to remove the developing tank to fill and empty it during processing. The tank is attached to the Lift using a cogged lid and allows chemistry or water to pass through. Pulling on the Lift arm raises the developing tank assembly, draining the liquid inside through the Lift assembly and out through a drainage hose. Draining into your chemical storage bottles is a great way to conserve chemistry.



  • CPE3 Rotary Film Processor (110V)
  • CPE3 Lift Assembly
  • 4 Chemical Storage Bottles (600 mL)
  • 4 Chemical Graduates (260 mL)
  • 1 JOBO 1520 tank with one 1501 reel (1x35mm, 2x120, 1x220)

Compatible Tanks:

  • Maximum Tank or Drum combination that fits with the CPE3 incl. Lift
  • 1500 Series: 1510, 1520, 1530, 1540
  • 2500 Series: 2520, 2550


Film Capacity 

  • 5 x 35mm/36exp. films
  • 6 x 120 films 
  • 12 x 4x5 sheet film 



  • H 10 in x W 25 in x D 12 in (H 25.5 cm x W 65.5 cm x D 30 cm)
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs. (3 kg)
  • Voltage/capacity: 110V/440W, designed for US 110 volt system

Download JOBO CPE-3 PDF Instructions




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