(510) 644-1400 California (866) 644-1400
for trouble-free shipping to Photolab
to ship, how to pack, how to pay, best shipper methods.
Where to Send:
Please send orders directly to our
photo lab, located at: 2235 Fifth Street, Berkeley,
Phone: (510) 644-1400 or toll
free (866) 644-1400.
You can email your instructions directly to us.
For film processing
download an order form.
Or choose our combo
form + mailing label.
How to Pay:
Include payment in the form of check or credit card
authorization and instructions for us to follow.
Click to download credit card authorization form.
Or choose our
combo form + mailing
Tell us About You:
||Tell us how to reach you
by phone and email. We will need to know where to
return your work to.
Our service is custom so we may contact
you directly by phone or email. See below for more details.
Also see our ordering
guidelines. Or choose our
combo form + mailing
How to Pack:
Pack unprocessed film in a film canister or in clean
plastic. Use bubble wrap or other padding. Even a little
padding is better than none and more is better.
Pack negatives with care,
keeping them as flat as possible. Use cardboard on both
sides of sleeved negatives and very rigid packing
envelopes or box.
If you use a box add enough padding to
your contents so the contents don't rattle around during
|Shippers We Use:
We use Priority Mail from the US
Postal Service. Other shipping methods are available
We asked Federal Express, United Parcel Service and the US Postal Service for advise on how to ship
photographic film to us.
Fed Ex specifically said they do not Xray packages or use other equipment that will harm light sensitive materials.
UPS said it was safe ship unprocessed photographic film
in their system and recommended that the package be labeled
"Photographic Film - Do Not X-ray". Hardly anyone
actually does this and we've seen no problems.
USPS was less responsive but our local postal union official told
us that unofficially it is safe to ship photographic film in the US mails.
The trackable Priority Mail is a great way to send
film or negatives to us.
We receive shipments of sensitive photographic materials from all these plus Airborne Express and others. We have seen no
damage to exposed from either handling or radiation.
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2235 Fifth Street
Berkeley, Ca 94710-2216
2235 Fifth Street, Berkeley, California USA 94710
Open Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm
Saturday 10 am to
5 pm Sunday 11 am to 3 pm
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