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Hey guys! Thanks again for the
fantastic development work! Picking up
my first set of 3D Holga pix today was
--as I'm sure you could tell from
my excitement--SUPER FUN!!
-Dennis B.

To the folks @ Photolab-- 
I called yesterday to get something
rushed & you guys did it overnight!
You are AMAZING thank you for being
the best lab ever! Thank you so much!
-Chris at L.G.

"I want to say thank you
for the beautiful job you did on my prints in preparation for last weekend's Open Studio tour. I did quite well in the sale of my prints, greeting cards and bookmarks

 Thank you also for the suggestion to
enlarge some of the images. They
were displayed prominently
and received lots of attention"

--Elizabeth S., Oakland

“I think you are just the
world’s most efficient lab!
Not only were my photos beautifully done but they also arrived quickly. I even got a call  from Ginger that my
package had shipped. I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful job!”

- Nancy W., Berkeley

Film Scans
Digital Capture Art Work
Print Scans
Fine Art Giclée
Canvas Wraps
Traditional Silver Gelatin
Copy, restore & preserve your family archive -
large or small.
 

Our specials are a great way to save money and try new products. Available in our online app ONLY, they are time-limited.

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Everybody needs a little attention! Photolab offers the extra attention and personalized services needed by busy photographers who shoot color or black & white, film or digital photos. We are fast and efficient at time consuming, demanding jobs like editing & correcting your digital files. We make all kinds of great prints, large and small.

As a custom photo lab in Berkeley, California we have services for fine art, weddings, portraits, landscape and garden photography and for personal projects.

Traditional photo lab for fine art silver gelatin prints from black and white negatives. We process black and white roll and sheet film daily, in many different developers (Xtol is our standard). We offer optical machine proofs on true b&w photo paper!

Fully digital photo lab. We make color digital photo prints on professional photo paper or giclée reproduction prints on fine art watercolor papers and canvas. Digital and film photographers have many new display opportunities using our giclée printmaking process that offers durability, excellent dmax, amazing tonal range and many archival paper choice.

Specialized Services for Photographers

wedding photo by Karen Bates

Your vision, our technique: Pros use Photolab to provide clients with fine crafted images that reflect the photographer's vision. Using  a combination of professional level photographic materials and highly skilled photo technicians and giclee printmakers with years and years of experience focused on personalized service, we deliver our quality imaging services to both local and national pro photographers.


Toy camera fans will be amazed at our fast film processing and the unique borders you can get for your Holga, Diana and Lomo prints. Stereo 3D Holga owners can even order stereo prints from us.

 

 


Photolab
2235 Fifth Street, Berkeley, California USA 94710
(510) 644-1400 California

Monday to Friday 9 am to 6pm
Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

Berkeley Camera Club Exhibit

Fine Art digital imaging   We offer digital photos from film and from digital files on true photographic paper in sizes from wallet prints to 50" x 90" and larger too!

Choose from many different high quality fine art archival fiber papers or canvas materials. Some of our papers:

Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 Smooth
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin
Harman Baryta True FB

Innova FibaPrint White Matte 285 gsm
Moab Entrada Natural 300
Breathing Color Elegance
Breathing Color
Brilliance II Canvas

including giclée album pages on Hahnemühle Photo Rag for Cypress Juniper Albums.

We update our paper list frequently so if you if you are looking for something special, please ask.

Giclée?
  The word giclée is neologism coined in 1991 for fine art digital prints made on high-end inkjet printers using archival pigment inks. Derived from the French word for spray, the term giclée refers to the technical manner in which the ink jets spray pigmented inks onto specialized coated archival substrates.

Giclée prints are also called archival pigment prints, a term we rather like better.

Photolab Studio Prints are made with archival pigment inks that are suspended micro-encapsulated chemicals with extremely pure color characteristics and high end watercolor papers or canvas. This is in contrast to inks found in low cost desktop inkjet printers. Our staff of print-makers have been studying digital photo technology and working in the industry since its earliest days in the 1990s.


Art Reproduction  Photolab will scan and master a digital image of your original artwork. Watercolor, charcoal and pencil drawings, oil paintings and mixed media all lend themselves well to this technique.

Our art reproduction process allows you to make unlimited (or limited edition) prints in sizes larger, smaller or the same as your original. Our giclee printing studio system uses high end Epson and Canon printers, custom software rips, proprietary profiles  and hardware calibration throughout.

Silver Gelatin!
As a photo lab business, we started out as a primarily black and white custom photo lab. Since 1970, Photolab has been working with photographers to print and to show-case traditional photography using traditional materials such as Ilford Multigrade Fiber Based Classic. We also offer the popular Ilford Fiber Based Warmtone and Cooltone as well.

Each year we print artists' entire exhibitions to be shown in museums and galleries. Today, our traditional darkroom is still busy as the value of silver gelatin prints increases (and becomes more rare!) Our skilled techs have years of fine art experience that keeps the magic of silver photography alive and thriving.


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