E6 labs in Utah

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by Curtis Nelson, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. Curtis Nelson

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    I just shot my first 10 sheets of E100 and am ready to have it processed. Can anyone recommend a lab in Utah that will do it? I found Snelson's in Springville, but they want $3.95 each. Is that reasonable? I've seen a few other labs online, and they're only charging ~$2.00 each.

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    My lab of choice is Borge Andersen's, www.borge.net
    They can do sheet film, but I don't know the price. I shoot 35 and MF film and a roll of 120 E6 is about $6.
    Take a look at the site and call them if you have any further questions.
    Good Luck!
    Brian
    There's a Utah forum in the regional section, if you weren't aware of that.
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I called around a little and found Photocraft in Orem. $2.00/sheet and 2hr turnaround. I think I'll give them a try.

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    I would second Borge's place. His color accuracy is unsurpassed in Utah.

    Photocraft has not had the best track record. I can't speak for every run, but I have had some issues in the past.

    One man's opinion.
     
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    Unless you really need the turnaround time, I would suggest just using Calypso in Santa Cruz, CA.

    I find it funny, and I don't mean you personally, but it seems like so many people here are so picky when it comes to how they develop their B&W, but are perfectly willing to send their transparencies off to any old lab. The E6 process is much more succeptible to processing variations, IMO, than B&W (I'm sure Ron can set me straight if I'm wrong). What I like about Calypso, besided the customer service, is that their process is continually monitored for quality - that means my slides will be properly processed and clean.
     
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    Well, I'm not really concerned about this first batch. I'm pretty sure I messed up the exposures anyway and didn't really want to pay $4.00/sheet to find out.
     
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    I don't know anything about Photocraft, but both Borge and Nichols are top notch labs, and certainly aren't "any old lab"
     
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    I agree with Jason, they are top of the line labs and are certified. Borge checks his chemistry thrice daily to make sure he is spot on.
     
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    And Curtis, if the lab is not consistent, how will you know if you are?
     
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    That is the major point, check you lab before committing anything serious to it. It doesn't take a lot for a labs process to be off, giving a color cast or exposure error that is the result of processing errors, and not photographer error. Unless, you have a lot of experience in this arena you might not even be aware of it.

    I don't know any of these labs (except Calypso), so I can't comment on their quality or lack thereof.