Another photo lab has closed its doors

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Jimster, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. Jimster

    Jimster Member

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    Until yesterday I had been taking 35mm and 120 rolls to Buckley's in Wilmington,
    Del. I am naive, but was shocked to see an empty, closed building. I welcome
    any recommendations for another local film processor. (local being northern
    Delaware/Southeast Pennsylvania). They must be able to handle roll film.
    thank you, Jim. p.s.- I'm really bummed about Buckley's closing.
     
  2. SteveH

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    Jim,
    Right across the river (the brandywine that is) is Colourworks. They have been around almost as long as buckley's has ; but since buckley's closure they overtook their film processing (and clients). I took some 4x5 slides to them, and they came out excellent. Besides, they even list 11x14 sheet development on their price list, so how bad can they be :D .
    Buckley's went out on April 1st.

    http://www.colourworks.com/
    Granted, the website doesn't seem to have been updated in over a year, but the contact info is still correct.

    Not sure how we've missed each other up until this point, but I live in the brandywine hundered area. Gimme a shout sometime.
     
  3. Robert Brummitt

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    I just heard that the local photo retailer in my community (Beaverton, Oregon) is closing its doors for good as well. Earlier this year another had closed it doors as well.
    Thank goodness for larger mail order shops.
     
  4. F80p

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    I think now that analog photography is fast becoming a niche field...the material supply has to go online rather than depending on local ones.
     
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    It could be possible that as more labs close, the ones that do remain COULD see more business. I hope we're not converging upon a situation where there's only going to be one film developer left (like Dwayne's was for Kodachrome)
     
  6. F80p

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    This is whhat is happening right now!!!!! Consolidation because of low volume. Film is not dead it is only shifting gears.