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 Black and White Custom Enlargements :: Fiber and RC Papers 
Darkroom Enlarger

Custom Fiber Based B&W Enlargements

The ultimate in fine art materials and processes. Fiber paper surfaces: Ilford Harman Classic, Warmtone and Cooltone air dried glossy or matte.

Print Size 1st Print 2nd 3 - 10
5 x 7 $30.00 20.00 18.00
8 x 10 55.00 35.00 30.00
8 x 12 on 11 x 14 65.00 45.00 42.00
11 x 14 65.00 45.00 42.00
12 x 18 on 16 x 20 125.00 100.00 90.00
16 x 20 125.00 100.00 90.00
20 x 24 165.00 130.00 120.00

Custom RC B&W Enlargements

Ilford Harman Multigrade IV RC Deluxe is a premium quality paper with a Cool to neutral image color with a standard 190g/m2 weight and a resin coated base. We print on glossy and pearl surfaces.

Print Size 1st Print 2 - 9 10-24
4 x 6 or smaller $10.00 8.00 6.00
5 x 7 17.00 8.00 6.00
8 x 10 23.00 11.50 6.50
8 1/2  x 11 23.00 12.00 8.00
11 x 14 33.00 16.50 10.50
16 x 20 80.00 30.00 18.00
20 x 24 140.00 50.00 40.00

B&W custom enlargements from black & white film of any size up to 4x5. 
Additional print prices are for the same frame.

Add 25% for Warmtone and Cooltone papers.(may require special order)

Please allow 8 to 15 days for most jobs during the Pandemic Shutdown Period

Custom black and white enlargements are made by hand with true silver papers. Our prints include dodging and burning and cropping as needed or as specified. Specific sizing is available. Consultations with a darkroom technician is available by appointment to well behaved clients. Masks and social distancing rules apply.

Pandemic Note November 2020: During this period our suppliers are sometimes unable to ship photo supplies to us in a timely manner. Some chemistry and other materials are back ordered for months or not available at this time!

Tight deadline? Please let us know if you have a project with a hard deadline and we will find a way to expedite your project.

We thank you for your patience. We are confident we will eventually get back to normal.

Custom Fiber Based B&W Enlargements

Fiber based papers are the ultimate in fine art silver gelatin papers found in museum and gallery exhibitions. This paper is the most archival form of photographic paper and for this reason is also used for historical preservation.

Fiber based paper comes in glossy which is air dried for a lustrous finish and matte, which is a deep paper with no sheen. We print exhibition prints and editions and we are happy to discuss your needs.

Genuine high quality Black & White prints are still highly sought after for the distinctive look and interpretation they bring to a subject, enhancing its merit artistically and infusing it with a higher intrinsic value.

Silver gelatin papers offer richness of tonality and lustrous finish that is unlike any other photographic medium. In fine art black and white, the choice of film and paper, combined with darkroom techniques and chemistry, take advantage of the wide range of grey tones and dramatic extremes of dark and light.

Custom RC Black & White Enlargements

Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe is a premium quality paper with a bright base tint. It has weight of 190 gsm. Available in glossy and pearl surfaces.

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

Photolab has been printing fine art silver gelatin prints since 1970.

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