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    Calypso Imaging

    A few weeks ago, someone on the forum (I forgot who) mentioned Calypso Imaging in Santa Clara, CA. I am considering sending them a batch of Velvia to be processed. I would like to know if anyone has used them for processing E6 and whether they are a good company to do business with. I am concerned because their price is so much better than others in the industry; I just found out that Chromacolor, who I had been using is no longer in business.

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    Robert M. Teague
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    I'm the one who mentioned them. They are a great bunch to work with and their work has been great thus far. Unless you have an order that goes above a certain amount their shipping can be painful. Unless I need something right away I save up my stuff so it exceeds the amount and then shipping is free.
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    Thanks Mark. I thought you did, but I can't keep up with everything that is said. I downloaded their order form after you mentioned them, but didn't order. I've got 120 sheets ready to go, I was just concerned how they could offer good service at such a low cost; I was paying $2.30 at Chromacolor.
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    I get my film developed at Calypso too. I have never had any problems developing my film there. Honestly the reason I develop my film (mostly E6, but I used to shoot c41 and get it developed there) is they're so close, only about 5 mintues away from where I go to school.

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    Thanks guys. I was put off by their pricing, you know "if it sounds to good to be true, it must be". It is half what I was paying. I will be sending them an order shortly.
    Robert M. Teague
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    Robert,

    Just wanted to let you know, I will be offering E6 4 x 5 processing in about two weeks, and will be at or below what you were paying your previous company.

    If of interest, drop a note, or we can talk about it in the chat room.

    Dave

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    Calypso is down the block from where I'm typing this. I use them all the time for e6 i think they have stopped running c41.

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    I've used them for E-6 processing and Lightjet printing for years, and have continued to use them even after moving to Idaho. The prices may not seem real, but they are. Same level of service as the higher priced labs. By batching film orders, the shipping becomes negligible.

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    I use Calypso as well.

    They are very cool, as well as being good. I really like working with the people there.

    Take note of their 2-tier price system. If you are fine art or landscape, you pay less than commercial customers.

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattCarey
    Take note of their 2-tier price system. If you are fine art or landscape, you pay less than commercial customers.
    Thanks Matt. Their pricing was one of the reasons I was confused/concerned. I've never run across any pricing like that before. Being a landscape guy, I'm not going to complain!!
    Robert M. Teague
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