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    Another color lab, Calypso quits

    Calypso Imaging, Inc., of Santa Cruz CA, formerly Calypso Color Lab of Sunnyvale, CA used to be my main color lab offering excellent processing and service. Now they are going out of business. It's owner, Joe Levine, said, "The vast majority of our competitors are long gone from the market place, driven out by technological improvements and the ease of entry into inkjet printing, the rapid demise of film, constant downward pricing, and the general lack of discretionary income." They offered great E6 processing.

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    This seems to be a trend. I guess we're going to have to do our own E-6 processing. We could do C-41 too, but I'm not interested in color printing. Just too complicated.
    Bruce

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    OW!

    I am just getting back into color and that is where I sent stuff last year. Even have a box ready to go to them. Looks like I will be sending to the folks in Utah. Just can't remember their names right now. In Salt lake City. They come highly recommended.
    Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy. Pope Paul VI

    So, I think the "greats" were true to their visions, once their visions no longer sucked. Ralph Barker 12/2004

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    So who do we use for a replacement? Have one you like for mail order?

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    I use AgX Imaging- high quality, personal attention, good pricing, reasonable shipping costs.

    http://www.agximaging.com/

    Rick

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    I use to be with one of Calypso's competitors. Custom Color of Palo Atlo, Calif. What Joe says is true. Hear him well, I say.
    I have one lab here in Portland, Oregon now that still does dip and dunk E-6 and C-41. That is Citizen's Photo. If they go then I will have to look around for some place as many of you will. But Citizen's also stopped their RA4 printing. They have gone to inkjet. Which brings me a whole new problem.
    I have honored APUG 100% analog rule in the gallery section. I have not shared any new work I have made for sometime. I know that I could share work on APUG sister website Hybridphoto but the traffic there is limited compared to APUG gallery or do a scan neg only. I kind of wish that the rules be open to color photographers since we are feeling the blunt of digital output far more then our B&W practitioners.
    For those of you looking for a dip and dunk processors in the Pacific Northwest region. Look to Citizens' the crew there is nice and the process is clean. If you wish I will offer my service to deliver your film in person and send the film back as well. You'll have to pay for shipping the processing of course.
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    Here is a link for http://www.citizensphoto.com/
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    That's unfortunate. They were by all accounts and work that I've seen from them, a good lab.

    In New York Duggal is still running a brisk E-6 line. They don't particularly advertise mail order service, but they do handle it. www.duggal.com
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    I used to send all my E-6 to Capitol Color Lab in Washington DC. Their website was e6filmprocessing.com if I recall correctly. Superb people, great results. Then one day I went to their website and there was a message that read something like: "Well, it's time for me to go. Maybe I'll come back when this digital infatuation blows over. Thanks to everyone." and they were gone. It always hurts to see a store you use go under, whether mail order or local.
    In life you only get one great dog, one great car, and one great woman. Pet the dog. Drive the car. Make love to the woman. Don't mix them up.

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    Another vote for Citizen's, good work and reasonable prices.

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