List of Mail Order Film Labs

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    When I am out with my film camera I hear the question, “Where to you get your film developed?” all too often. I would like to put together a list of mail order labs. Most of the population does not have a local lab just up the street any more.

    In the Digital age people do not want to wait for their photos. To cut down in the time film is in the mail a closer lab may be better. I have listed labs by location. If you live in Maine it may be faster to ship your film to Connecticut then to LA. But not always. Some labs today might only run E6 or True B&W one day a week. Sending to a further away lab that still does daily runs maybe faster if you shoot E6 films.

    If you know any other labs in the USA or overseas just list them. Comments on any lab are welcome.

    I know many of you have a local chain stores that do send out work or maybe even has a one hour lab still. One problem with that is the one hour lab may be good on Monday when an employee you cares is working but VERY poor on Tuesday the other guy is running it. Big companies are always trying to cut costs and they often change who and how their send out film is developed. So good in December and bad in January when they change service is not uncommon. Big chains don’t care about your film they just mostly care about the other items you buy when you are in the store. A quality film developing lab will at least care enough to try to keep service high.

    Arizona Tucson
    Photographic Works
    http://www.photographicworks.com/order.htm
    California Carlsbad
    North Coast Photographic Services
    http://www.northcoastphoto.com/film_developing_scans.html
    California Hollywood
    Richard Photo Lab
    http://www.richardphotolab.com/
    California Huntington Beach
    Bison Photo
    http://www.bisonphoto.com/35mm_Film_developing.html
    California Long Beach
    Fromex Photo and Digital
    http://fromex.com/mail-order-film-processing.html
    California San Clemente
    The Darkroom
    http://thedarkroom.com/film-developing/
    California San Clemente
    Swan Photo Labs
    http://www.swanphotolabs.com/swan08/services.php
    California San Fancisco
    SF Photoworks
    http://www.photoworkssf.com/services-and-rates/film-processing
    California San Rafael
    Marin Filmworks
    http://marinfilmworks.com/color35mm.html
    Colorado Denver
    Dr5 Chrome
    http://www.dr5.com/
    Colorado Denver
    The Slide Printer
    http://www.theslideprinter.com/e6-slide-developing-thank-you/
    Connecticut Mystic
    ABC Photo
    http://abcphotolab.com/
    Illinois Chicago
    Gamma Imaging
    http://gammaimaging.com/darkroom-printing/film-processing/e-6_c-41/
    Kansas Overland Park
    Process One
    http://processonephoto.com/film_processing.htm
    Kansas Parsons
    Dwayne's Photo
    http://dwaynesphoto.com/
    Kansas Pittsburg and Missouri Columbia.
    MPIX
    http://www.mpix.com/products/film/
    Maryland Hampton Park
    Clark Color Labs (Same company as York Photo)
    http://www.clarkcolor.com/Content.aspx?Page=Order+Form+&+Mailing+Label#.UDEMrc_Xb_Y
    Ohio Youngstown
    The Photo Place
    http://photoplaceonline.com/film-developing.html
    Ohio Fairfield
    The Darkroom Professional
    http://www.thedarkroom.us/digital_servicesNew3.html
    Oklahoma Tulsa
    Apertures Photo, http://www.aperturesphoto.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=40&Itemid=215
    Oregon Portland
    Blue Moon Camera and Machine (They do good work with 110 film)
    http://www.bluemooncamera.com/send_film.php
    Pennsylvania Philadelphia
    Philadelphia Photographics
    http://www.philadelphiaphotographics.com/
    Vermont Bennington
    Vermont Color
    http://www.vermontcolor.com/index.asp?p=13010
     
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    Colourworks: http://colourworks.com/

    They offer C-41 processing up to 11x14, E-6 and B&W up to 8x10
    As well as optical RA-4 up to 30x40 and optical B&W up to 20x30
     
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    This is a link to the 120 developing service above in post #9 was just the 35mm.
    Looks like the same company but different services
    http://sharpphoto.net/mailorderforms.html
     
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    Great idea. I've been using TheDarkroom, San Clemete CA, for the past year or so. Great service!

    Thanks, Brian, for starting this thread; this has been very useful to me already!
     
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    I'm about to give Praus Productions Inc. -- http://www.4photolab.com/ -- a try this week. I have several E6 rolls to send and I'm unhappy with the local lab (CRC/Vista). I'll post back in a week.
     
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    Thanks for the post.
    If you list a lab please note where it is located.
    One of the reasons I started this is so people could find labs close to where they live.

    Praus Productions is in:

    New York - Rochester
     
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    In St. Louis, Missouri: Allied Photocolor.

    I use them for my B&W film development. They only use XTOL, in a "dip and dunk" process. I've been very happy with them; very consistent results.

    http://www.alliedphotocolor.com/
     
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    Here is another lab I tried out when I was on a quest to find a good lab that still did good 110 develop and Print.
    This lab also offers 110 scans.

    Rapid Photo Imaging Center
    http://www.rapidphoto.net/Order_Forms.html
     
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    I just used The Darkroom for the first time and very impressed. Sent my film off on Monday and already have my scans viewable on the web tonight (Wednesday). Should have my CDs and prints on Friday. I used NCP prior to this and happy, but wanted to try a different lab. Might try Richard Photo next.
     
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    There actually is similar Sticky Thread under Product Availability titled, “Lab Services”

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum172/96379-lab-services.html

    I posted this in the Color section because I do all my own B&W at home but mail in my color work.
    I think this is common for many hobby photographers.
     
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    First Photo in Rapid City, SD.

    All sizes of film C-41 and B&W. We have an E6 processor, but it has been shut down due to lack of E6 orders. We do hand processing of B&W sheet film and enlargements up to 4x5 negs and up to 24x36 maximum in house.

    Current minilab is Agfa MSC-200 and just added a new Agfa D-Lab2. Both are OPTICAL film printers.
     
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    The previous reply reminded me of another Texas Lab (Dallas if I recall correctly)
    http://www.bwc.net/bwc/services.aspx
    I have never used them but they have taken out full page ads in photo magazines in recent years.
    Maybe since they can pay for ads they are doing good work.