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    Kodak Super8mm prepaid processing mailers: Are they still valid?

    I happen to have inherited 3 unexpired, prepaid processing mailers for colour 8mm movies.

    They date back to the late 60s-70s, and they have no expiration date.

    I happen to have one roll of Ektachrome 160 Type A Super8 film, which (to the best of my knowledge) can still be processed correctly (EM-25/26?).

    My question: Are these mailers still useful for developing Ektachrome film?

    Not even going to ask about the other two rolls of Kodachrome II film in my possession, unexposed.

    -R

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    Not very likely the last place to process Kodachrome was Dwayne's and they stopped that service.

    Sorry

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    Let me make this clear: I was talking about using the prepaid mailers to process EM-25/26 films. I KNOW that K12/14 processing is gone.

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    Sorry, but Kodak mailer processing was discontinued on 12/31/2009, after Qualex (who ran the mailer program) shut down. Also, processing for EM-26 films by Kodak was discontinued around 2003.

    There are still two labs that I know of that still process EM-26 film. One is Film Rescue International in Canada (filmrescue.org), and the other is Plattsburgh Photographic Services (no website, email at super8mm[_at_]aol.com). I don't know what the cost is, but you will probably be better off buying a fresh roll of Ektachrome 100D and processing via Dwayne's Photo.
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    Hello,

    You may find this link helpful:

    http://photo.net/film-and-processing-forum/00ShzM

    You may also wish to note the last comment on page 2 of the link.

    Sorry.

    Cheers,
    Clarence

    ps I see that nickrapak posted essentially the same info. as I was typing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickrapak View Post
    Sorry, but Kodak mailer processing was discontinued on 12/31/2009, after Qualex (who ran the mailer program) shut down. Also, processing for EM-26 films by Kodak was discontinued around 2003.

    There are still two labs that I know of that still process EM-26 film. One is Film Rescue International in Canada (filmrescue.org), and the other is Plattsburgh Photographic Services (no website, email at super8mm[_at_]aol.com). I don't know what the cost is, but you will probably be better off buying a fresh roll of Ektachrome 100D and processing via Dwayne's Photo.
    Ohhhhhhhhh.

    Wait, in colour? Because I know for a fact that Pro8mm can also develop EM-25/26 film in colour, but the price is too high for me. ($75.00, Really? )

    Thanks
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    Last edited by ricardo12458; 01-14-2012 at 10:24 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    I didn't know that Pro8mm provided that service. That got me looking and I see that it could be done in the Netherlands here:

    http://www.super8.nl/english/e_index.htm

    for € 17.15 (about $22.00US) plus of course shipping etc. They only accept bank transfers as payment, so there may be a fee from your bank. I have never used them, but the price could be a lot less than $75.00US (or not).

    Cheers,
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