Film Processing & Scanning
Film processing and scanning, from black & white and colour negative film. All films are hand-processed by our in-house photographic experts using traditional stainless steel spirals and sheet film holders. For colour negative we process in deep tanks containing Kodak Flexicolor C-41 chemistry. Please note that we do not have the facilities to process colour transparency film (E-6). However, we can cross-process transparency film to give a negative image. This procedure usually results in an extremely high-contrast, heavily saturated negative with wild variations in colour and tone according to the make of transparency film used. Both black & white and colour processing is available for 35mm, 120 (medium format) and 5×4” film.
Our process and scan service is available at three resolutions:
Low res (1500 pixels long edge – suitable up to 6″ prints)
Mid res (3000 pixels long edge – suitable up to 10″ prints)
High res (5000 pixels long edge – suitable up to 15″ prints)
Low, mid and high resolution jpegs are delivered via wetransfer.com
By default, mid and high res scans are produced slightly flat to preserve tonal detail, with minimal in scanner sharpening applied.
High resolution scans can be supplied as 16bit tiff files, but you will need to bring in a USB at time of order, as the files are just too large to wetransfer. You can probably pick one up from Parallax Photographic Coop, along with new stocks of film.
We also offer a mail order processing service.
Film Processing Prices
|35mm / 120||£7.00||£5.00||£5.00|
|5×4 per film||£5.00||£4.00||£4.00|
PROCESS & SCAN
|35mm / 120 Low Res||£15.00||£10.00||£10.00|
|35mm / 120 Mid Res||£20.00||£15.00||£15.00|
|35mm / 120 High Res||£25.00||£20.00||£20.00|
|35mm / 120 Low Res||£13.00||£8.00||£8.00|
|35mm / 120 Mid Res||£18.00||£13.00||£13.00|
|35mm / 120 High Res||£23.00||£18.00||£18.00|
PROCESS AND CONTACT
|35mm / 120||£15.00||£10.00||£10.00|
|5×4 per film||£6.50||£5.50||£5.50|
|Per contact sheet||£8.50||£6.00||£6.00|
Scan only is available from entire rolls of film, either uncut or cut in strips of at least 4 frames (35mm) or 2 frames (120)
For scans from 5×4, or individual high resolutions scans, we offer a dedicated very high resolution scanning facility
Please note, a ‘contact sheet’ is a print created with the negatives placed directly on top of the photographic paper, ie not enlarged.
If you wish to have your film ‘pulled’ or ‘push’ processed, this can be done by arrangement, with an additional fee of £2.00 per roll or sheet.
If you prefer, we can supply you with a digital contact sheet instead of a traditional one for the same price.
All prices include VAT
We endeavour to have your film ready two full working days from drop off – e.g. drop off at 2pm Tuesday, collect after 2pm Thursday – but this may vary according to how busy the department is and the size of the processing order. To get an idea as to the current turnaround time, call reception on +44 (0) 207 738 5774.
Do you use our film processing service? If so, you may qualify for a 50% discount on darkroom or scanner hire.
We now have a film processing loyalty Card!
Every time you process 10 rolls of film with us you can claim a darkroom session or a one-hour Imacon scanner session for half the usual price. Please note that this offer needs to be redeemed within a month of reaching the total.