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  1. #11

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    Thanks for the replies. I am in Raleigh, NC

    I guess to clarify my question, subject to finding the rare old school lab (thanks for the suggestions on these), just about all labs use scanning of some type to make prints from negative? When dip and dunk is advertised they still probably use a machine to scan to print?

    Thanks for all the replies!

  2. #12

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    You might try Southeastern Camera over in Carrboro, NC. I haven't been there since 1999 (it's just too far from Charlotte), but their website seems to indicate some degree of wet darkroom services such as hand-developed black-and-white film. The site says they do "machine prints" from film but doesn't specify if they are scanned or optical. They also advertise that they sell darkroom supplies and equipment. Worth a look anyway.

  3. #13

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    "Dip and dunk" refers to the processing of the film and has nothing whatsoever to do with printing.

    "Machine-printing" used to mean (in UK, where I worked in a "pro" lab) that the negs were printed using a projection-printing machine which would adjust exposure based on an average of the neg brightness. There were also similar machines with a vdu that enabled manual corrections for each shot, but in that case any lab would mention "individually corrected" or something like that to indicate added value (and a higher price).

    One thing you will face is that different lab operators will use different terms for the same service, and vice-versa. The only way to know what is going on is to go there and ask. For small colour enprints, the standard dev-and-print of a complete roll of film, then the scan and print system can work fine. Variations will come from the skill of the operators and the maintenance of the machines. "Best" results will be from optical enlargements on appropriate paper generally, but Lightjet RA4 prints can be impressive indeed and open up some size options which would be difficult by hand.

  4. #14

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    Dear Landman

    We are a Photographic shop in Pimlico London, we use a pro lab that process and print and provide a CD at the same time - 35mm to 120mm to 10x8 negatives Black and White and Colour all available. It allows you to just develop onto a CD and or have prints or slides made at the same time

    Please let us know if we can help you further
    Mr Cad
    12 Upper Tachbrook Street, SW1V 1SH - 020 8684 8282

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