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About Photolab Color Proof Prints from film or digital: Our color proof prints are printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper or Kodak Professional Endura paper using state-of-the-art digital Noritsu printers.  Our technicians have many years of professional printing experience.

For Professionals: Photolab is known for our ability to print to your specs. Proofs
from film or digital files are printed as you want them, emphasizing your look and style.

Photo Print sizes:
Digital file proof prints are available in 3.5 x 5, 4 x 6 and 5 x 7.
35mm film are available in 4 x 6 and 5 x 7.
120/220 film proofs are 4 x 5, 5 x 5 or 6 x 6.

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, 18mb or 87 mb jpeg or tiff. Tiff available - just ask!.

Larger scanning sizes available by special request at an extra fee.

About Photolab Film Processing  

Black & White films: We process black & white standard films in Ilford Ilfotech DD film developer at standard dilution. ILFOTECH provides increased film speed with greater enlargability of negatives. Correctly exposed negatives developed in ILFOTEC have a full range of tones, with depth in the shadows, a smooth transition through the mid-tones and bright detailed highlights.

With a few exceptions we can process all b&w film in ILFOTECH 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.

About Photolab Film Processing by Hand  Photolab uses several special developers for customers who request hand processing to their specifications. We use  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 from film Our machine prints are printed on Fuji Crystal Archive or Kodak Endura digital paper. The tones are neutral and rich. 35mm film can be printed on border or borderless 4x6. 120 size films are printed 4x5 or 5x5 (depending on your film format). 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 4.5mb, 18 mb or 87 mb jpeg or tiff, written to CD, USB or as a downloadable link.

About Photolab 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 our Professional photo papers with a neutral rich tonal result.

Digital files in Black and White: Convert your digital files to black and white OR ask us to convert them for you. Either way, our tones are pure and neutral. Photolab's roots are in black and white traditional printing and we know how to make black & white look fabulous.

About Photolab Silver Gelatin Prints   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.

Please contact us for more information on these special toning services.

We use Ilford RC and fiber based papers.   We have extensive experience toning cold tone and warm tone papers using special techniques to achieve stunning results. These special procedures can be effectively used in photo competitions, museum displays and commercial portrait applications for unique results that enhance a photographer's visual statement

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Kind Words:
"Photolab did a great job of enlarging and modifying the prints. The spectacled, photo-geek who does the digital enlargements is the most serious professional I have met since everything has gone digital."
--Mark Loy
San Francisco


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