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    A&I is closing one of their...

    labs. The Santa Monica location will be moving into their Hollyweird lab.

    That's the way they put it in an email to me.

    Sign of the times? This, to me, is not good for our beloved film passion.

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    I didn't know they were still doing film in Santa Monica. In this economy I would assume it is more a sign of not wanting to pay double rent.
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    I'm sure that's what it is. But they were paying double rent for many years.....

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    I use to use them a lot and then I found Richards also in Hollywood and then I brought Everything in house. I still want a frontier scanner tho'.

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    That's two locations in about two years. Such a shame.

    When I lived in L.A., I used their downtown location all the time, but had to switch to Hollywood when it closed. They are still the best lab in all of the U.S., in my opinion. Both for color and B&W.

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    No doubt, their work is amongst the very best that I've ever seen. I use to have them make prints from my 500 c/m 6x6 and I still think it was the best printing job on Matte I've ever had done since I've shot.

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    How are they for developing B&W? I'm still having issues and just want my backlog done so I can print.

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    Bethe, I can only tell you that I have always been 100 pct happy with their development. I would have them dev and print and I would do my own scans, most of the time. Always bang on excellent work. But, like most professional labs, few that there are, expensive.

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    Bethe, one option for you is to send a roll to A&I and send a roll to Richards Photo Lab and see which suits you. I think they are both excellent but different. It's hard to explain without seeing for yourself.



 

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