Bulk Film Processing

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by FilmIs4Ever, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. FilmIs4Ever

    FilmIs4Ever Member

    Messages:
    377
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2004
    Location:
    Cleveland, O
    This is a non-issue for me in black and white, but it becomes a factor for me in color due to the fact that I don't process any C-41 or E-6 on my own. What is the policy of most labs with regard to getting film processed if it's not in an original cassette? Are they going to be okay as long as you swear to them that it's the right process film or do most not accept any bulk-loaded film for fear that it will screw up their processors? Thanks for the information.

    Regards.
    ~Karl Borowski
     
  2. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    17,979
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2002
    Location:
    Honolulu, Ha
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    I've never had a problem with it. Most labs will return your cartridges as well, if you ask.
     
  3. Woolliscroft

    Woolliscroft Member

    Messages:
    726
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2004
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Most over here take bulk film and return the cassettes so long as they know what process to use. In fact E6 processing is very easy to do yourself. I have never tried C41.

    David.
     
  4. Claire Senft

    Claire Senft Member

    Messages:
    3,242
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2004
    Location:
    Milwaukee, W
    Shooter:
    35mm
    No problem here

    When I take bulk loaded film to my local MOTO-FOTO I tell them that it is either E6 or C41 and they happily process it for me.
     
  5. MattCarey

    MattCarey Member

    Messages:
    1,303
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2004
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I sent some bulk-loaded Velvia to Fuji in a mailer--they returned it. Calypso here in San Jose processed the roll and returned the cassetted.

    Matt