Cibachrome / Ilfochrome Labs

Discussion in 'Product Availability' started by Sanjay Sen, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Sanjay Sen

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    I posted a list, over on the LF forum, of labs in the US that still do Cibachrome / Ilfochrome, and I'm posting it here again for the benefit of all who don't venture over there. I hope we can keep these labs in business thereby preserving an important traditional craft. The list was compiled from various online sources. Since I'm based in the United States, the labs in the list are all located in the US: for this, I apologize to our non-US friends. Please feel free to add any information to the list as is relevant. In no particular order:


    Hidden Light, LLC
    Flagstaff, Arizona
    (928) 527-1847
    prints@hiddenlightllc.com
    http://www.hiddenlightllc.com
    http://www.ilfochrome.com
    http://www.cibachrome.com


    The Lab-Ciba
    Burbank, CA
    (818) 953-2202
    cibachrome@sbcglobal.net
    http://www.lab-ciba.com


    Photographic Traditions of Maine
    Portland, ME
    (207) 774-8200
    (866) 874-8200
    info@photographictraditions.com
    http://www.photographictraditions.com


    Weldon Color Lab
    Los Angeles, CA
    (888) 893-5366
    mail@weldoncolorlab.com
    http://www.weldoncolorlab.com


    Photo Arts Studio
    Hattiesburg, MS
    (601) 582-FOTO
    (866) ART-FOTO
    orders@photoartsstudio.com
    http://www.photoartsstudio.com


    Colorchrome Atlanta
    Atlanta, GA
    (404) 321-0009
    (800) 241-2545
    ciba@colorchrome.com
    http://www.colorchrome.com


    Clone a Chrome Inc.
    White Plains, NY
    (914) 674-1263
    ichrome@mac.com
    http://www.ichrome.net



    Best wishes,
    Sanjay


    PS: I hope this is the right forum for the post, otherwise please feel free to move it to the appropriate one.
     
  2. Wayne

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    Thank you Sanjay. :smile:

    I know the first two also can get the chemicals for home printers, and perhaps the others can too if they are more convenient for people. Lets give these people some business!
     
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    Colorchrome Atlanta no longer makes Ilfochrome or C-Prints. They provide only inkjet prints.
     
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    Thanks for the update, Don.
     
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    JW Photo Labs
    Raleigh, NC
    (919) 832-8525
    http://www.jwphotolabs.com

    Ilfochrome prints up to 40"x60" either by traditional enlargement or LightJet 5000
     
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    Thanks for posting that, maxbloom, the more the merrier! :smile:
     
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    I stopped at JW this morning. They have stopped doing Ilfochromes except for orders of $1000 or more.
     
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    We are doing up to 30 x60 inch cibachromes on our Lambda, in fact we are firing up the chems next week to do a show for a client in the UK..
    Anyone wanting to get on this run can get hold of dylan@elevatordigital.ca for info on the ftpserver.
     
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    Are you serious? Damnit that really really sucks. Maybe I can try to convince Bubba to do a smaller run for me. If he'll agree and you want in, PM me.
     
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    I will, let me know what you find out.
     
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    Here's another lab that does Cibachrome / Ilfochrome printing:

    Michael Wilder / Photography
    Hamilton, MT
    (406) 961-8468
    www.WilderPhoto.com
     
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    I have been doing ciba prints since 1982. I can only do up to 16x20 and have been having all sorts of trouble finding the chemicals for my ICP-42. Unfortunately I spent most of the 80's and part of the 90's working in photo labs looking at other peoples pictures that I am hard pressed to print anything other than my own work.
     
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    Hello All,

    I will say that I had the most pleasant experience with The Lab-Ciba. I had some work done last October, and Frank Green certainly made it all possible and did a fantastic job. It is sad to note that this craft is falling by the way-side, but as the medium changes, so does the availablity of taditional technologies. Do please drop Frank a note. I also know that John Weldon at Weldon Color Lab, does a fantastic job as well.

    Bests,

    Jason Celek
     
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    Photographic Traditions of Maine has closed. I am not using Visual-Imaging who has the best prices out of any Ilfochrome lab I have ever seen. It is $14 for an 8X10 http://www.visual-imaging.com/
     
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    I just went to all of these labs, and Weldon Color Lab and Lab-Ciba appear to be the only ones still printing. I am going to stick with Visual-Imaging.
     
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    $285 for an 8X10!!??:surprised:
     
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    They can be special ordered from Freestyle. $90 for a 2L kit.
     
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    I'm seeing $28, still cheap though. If anyone else has used this lab, I'd like to hear about it. I want to be absolutely sure that my money isn't wasted, and as they say, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."
     
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    www.chromacolour.com.au
    Chroma Colour
    49 Wakefield St, Kent Town
    South Australia 5067


    I've just sent some Velvia 6x7 i did down for printing :smile:

    Peter was very quick in responding to my email and i look forward to getting the prints back :smile:
     
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    If that's true, it would be the biggest rip-off, almost unspeakable as a crime to photographers, ever heard of in Ciba/Ilfochrome printing. Down here in Australia the most it's ever costed is: AUD$20 set up (masking etc.), AUD$57 1-2, AUD$41.00 3>). It isn't difficult to extrapolate to USD. My printer has four decades of experience so I would really, really question the price being charged for that 8x10. Obscene.
     
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    It looks to me that this is for exhibition quality custom printing that can/will include custom masking. It isn't cheap in any way, but it may very well be of sufficient quality to be worth considering at $285.00 (for the first print at least).

    Matt
     
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    What!? "...exhibition quality..." That's what Cibas are renowned for. You don't buy them to be used as place mats on the kitchen table.

    Exhibition quality Ciba printing to my specifications has always included:
    • Custom masking
    • Colour grading and correction
    • Contrast stats (often 2 same size prints with varied contrast to the first off).
    • Printer's spec record
    • Certificate of Authenticity

    My printer expects the photographer (not just me) to present him with detailed technical specifications for printing; in my case, it is just a correction to filtration (too warm or too blue or neutralise either). I don't bother with trannies that are close to the edge contrast-wise.

    Anyway, the price of US$285 remains manifestly excessive for 8x10" and I'd love to know on what grounds he could be charged that for such a small print. The same amount of money (a little higher here with the exchange rate) would buy three 30x40cm Cibas (a bit over $300 with insured freight added).