FAQ ABOUT PHOTOLAB PROCESSES AND TECHNIQUES
Prints from film or digital:
proof prints are printed on Kodak Professional Endura paper using
state-of-the-art digital Noritsu printers. Our technicians have
many years of professional printing experience.
Photo Print sizes:
Digital file proof prints are available in 3.5 x 5, 4 x 6 and 5 x 7.
Four border options are available: borderless, white border, sloppy black border, and keyline black border.See them here.
Film scanning to cd or dvd is available for your entire roll at time of processing. Learn more about our color film processing services. Choose from 4.5 mb or 18mb jpeg. Tiff available on request.
Larger scanning sizes available by special request at an extra fee.
Black & Whilte films: We process black & white standard films in Eastman Kodak Xtol developer at standard dilution. Xtol provides increased film speed with greater enlargability of negatives. We get great results from Xtol. We can push and pull your film in Xtol. With a few exceptions we can process all b&w film in Xtol with excellent results.
Our film processor for standard film development is a Kreonite Dip and Dunk machine with nitrogen burst agitation for even and repeatable results. We can push and pull film in quarter stop increments.
We can process all B&W Infrared films with great success.
Other non-standard films
that we can process are Technical Pan film
About Photolab Film Processing by Hand Photolab uses several special developers for customers who request hand processing to their specifications. We use Xtol 1:1, Acufine, HC110, FG7 and more (please ask) and process in tanks and reels, the traditional way.
About Photolab C41 Color Negative Film Processing We process 135, 120 and 220 C41 color films. Push and pull service is available.
About Photolab C41 Cross Processing We can cross process color films in our C41 processsor. This means we processing slide film, usually a E6 process, in color negative chemistry. Flickr has some interesting examples of this technique.
About Photolab B& W Contact Proof Sheets We sleeve our film in Print File plastic pages. We can make contact proof sheets through the plastic. If you haven't tried this method, try it first. It has the advantage of less handling of your film. Print File Archival Sleeving makes film storage pages for the photographic industry.
If you specifiy we will proof your film out of the plastic page: just
ask us. 35mm and 120 film is
contact printed on 8 1/2 X 11 glossy paper. We use Ilford Multigrade IV.
Filtered at Grade 2.5 usually.
About Photolab Black & White Proof Prints Our machine prints are printed on real black & white photo paper, also known as silver paper. The tones are neutral and rich. We use Ilford Multigrade IV and offer pearl or glossy surfaces. 35smm film can be printed on border or borderless 4x6. 120 size films are printed 4x5 or 5x5 (depending on your film format) in borderless only. We offer four print edges: borderless, soft border, clean border and black border. Take a look at some samples of our B&W proof prints with 4 border options!
Professional film scanning of your entire roll is available at time of processing. You choose 5mb tif format or 1mb jpeg written to cd or dvd.
B&W Proof Prints on Digital Paper
Chromogenic films like XP2, Portra400BW, Kodak BW Select and Kodak TCN
films that are processed in C41 chemistry can be successfully printed on
Kodak Endura Professional paper with a completely neutral rich tonal
Photolaboratory.com makes custom black and white silver gelatin
prints on traditional black and white papers that have been used for
generations to make the highest quality, most stable photographic
images. Many of these traditional papers are still available
today. These papers, also known as silver gelatin, are washed and dried
according to archival specifications. Both fiber based and resin coated
papers can be toned with selenium or sepia for even more archival
stability. Fiber based papers can be enhanced with these and other
toners to achieve unusual results.
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