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    Shipping to Calypso Imaging...

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ineffablething
    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.
    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.
    Don Bryant

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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.
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    oops typo
    High speed professional photographic film. Please do NOT Xray. Ok to open hand inspect and reseal"
    [COLOR=Red]Cartman[/COLOR]: How long till I get the pictures back?
    [COLOR=Blue]Photographe[/COLOR]r: It will be four days
    [COLOR=Red]Cartman[/COLOR]: Four days! oh my god I cant wait that long
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    Quote Originally Posted by manjo
    oops typo
    High speed professional photographic film. Please do NOT Xray. Ok to open hand inspect and reseal"
    I would not want my exposed film box to be opened, inspected and resealed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ineffablething
    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.
    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.
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    All I needed to hear. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roteague
    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.

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

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