Gel Imaging Hood

The Gel Imaging Hood is an accessory for Bento Lab's transilluminator module that helps block ambient light so you can take pictures of your gel bands.


The Gel Imaging Hood arrives flat, but it only takes a few seconds to assemble it.

  • Step 1: Simply release the flattened box shape. If the box has been flattened for a long time you can improve the shape by folding each corner back into a sharper shape.
  • Step 2: Fold down the winglets. These help keep the inside of the box dark.
  • Step 3: Close the lid of the dark box.


If you are travelling, or you do not need the Imaging Hood for a long time, you can disassemble it to save space.

  • Step 1: Open the lid of the dark box.
  • Step 2: Fold up the winglets so they do not block the box from flattening.
  • Step 3: Flatten the box and store it in a safe space.