List of photographic suppliers in Ireland
In order to help each other in the Irish region of Apug, I thought we should list any suppliers we have used and what goods they sell.
For film, paper, chemicals and darkroom equipment:
Gunns in Wexford Street Dublin are great. Louise and John are very helpful and always have time for their customers.
Online options which I also use are www.retrophotographic.com and www.silverprint.co.uk
Carriage can sometimes be expensive from these online suppliers so maybe post a thread and ask if other members need any supplies so you can split the carriage charge between you. I have done this and its great.
For studio equipment:
Contact Paddy at www.barkerphotographic.ie for all your studio equipment needs.
Mounting Materials & Frames:
www.framingfantastic.co.uk supply the Arqadia range of mounting boards that range from budget to Museum quality. They also sell plastic bages which can be sealed for protecting prints for sale etc.
There are many online suppliers of mounting materials in the US but I have only found one who would send materials to Ireland and that was www.archivalmethods.com They make excellent quality Cotton Fibre mounting boards.
Please add to this thread any suppliers you have used.
Gunn's Camera Shop, Dublin
Analog supplies are not so easily obtained in Southern Ireland. With a small population here and being so close to the UK and their mail order firms, over the counter stock has never been diverse or abundant. Much less so nowadays.
Fortunatly one shop that stands ahead of any other is Gunn’s in Dublin’s Wexford Street [Opposite Whelan’s Pub and a 5 minute walk from St Stephen’s Green]. Talk to any traditional film photographer in Dublin for 10 minutes and Gunn’s will be mentioned, such is their commitment to film.
Nowhere would anyone find service as warm and friendly, the shop is family run and they certainly know (and love) their photography. They have a lab in-house and cover all the bases.
35mm: color/b+w, most brands
MF: color/b+w, most brands
LF: small amounts of b+w/color, phone them to order
Darkroom: Plenty of RC/FB b+w papers
Chemicals: Many brands of general b+w chemistry, toners etc, phone for special orders
Gunn’s also stock second hand items, darkroom accessories, filters, tripods etc.
Phone in Ireland 01 4781226
Phone International + 353 1 4781226
more suppliers and a questionb
Another supplier for infrared is B+H. I am not sure what they charge for post to Ireland as I have used them in the states. They are out of NYC. I had a question for anyone out there paying mind...do you know of any labs in Dublin which process 120 B+W and color and/or 4x5 B+W and color? Thanks! L
Originally Posted by thefizz