Shipping to Calypso Imaging...

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by ineffablething, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. ineffablething

    ineffablething Member

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    Hi,

    I usually have my e-6 done at New Lab in San Francisco, but their prices are high and I finally have a big enough order (100sh 8x10,50sh 4x5) to warrant (in my mind) a mail order to Calypso Imaging in the South Bay. I am worried, of course about sending off 2 weeks work. How do you guys post your film to Calypso and have you ever had any problems, vis a vis having the film opened or x-rayed?

    thanks,

    W.
     
  2. donbga

    donbga Member

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    I've never used Calypso but I would not ship the entire order at once. Instead I would break it into several seperate shipments. If something gets lost or misprocessed at least you won't loss everything.
     
  3. manjo

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    I have seen shipping labels that have the following on them.

    " High speed professional photographic film. Please do Xray. Ok to open hand inspect and reseal"

    Hope that helps.
     
  4. manjo

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    oops typo
    High speed professional photographic film. Please do NOT Xray. Ok to open hand inspect and reseal"
     
  5. colrehogan

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    I would not want my exposed film box to be opened, inspected and resealed.
     
  6. roteague

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    I use Calypso EXCLUSIVELY for my E-6 processing, and I ship all my unexposed film via USPS Priority mail from Hawaii. I have never had any problems. I regularly send large amounts of work, sometimes the take from an entire trip. Don't worry, send your film, and expect a short wait - their turnaround is fast.
     
  7. ineffablething

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    All I needed to hear. Thanks.

    William


     
  8. mark

    mark Member

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    Robert, why are you shipping "unexposed film" to them :smile: might be more cost effective to have them process exposed film. Hee Hee :smile:

    I have used Calypso quite often and they are great to work with.