Happy Memorial Day
We will be closed Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day.
Regular business hours resume Tuesday, May 31st.
We invite you to survey our services page for detailed information on pricing before mailing us film.
It's true - we make pictures by shining light through a lens. That's why it looks like that - that's why it looks like it's supposed to look. Optics. Light. Your film. Perfect prints, the way it was intended to be.
That which was once ubiquitous is now, we're afraid, almost unique. Do you require personal attention from passionate experts? Advice, counsel, and sympathetic ears are always available. Having trouble getting your prints to look as they used to? Give our optical printing services a try — dependable, resourceful, and quite possibly the hardest working photographic lab in the country.
Archivability in a transient world.
Wondering if your grandchildren will have any use for a .jpg? Wondering just what they mean when they say "stable" and "electronic" in the same sentence? EMP paranoia getting you down? Shoot a piece of film and remember: one hundred years from now, if the sun is still burning in the sky, you'll be able to hold up your image and see it. Try that with a CD.
Quality Processing for our National and International Clientele
We happily accept film from our worldwide clients every day. Rest assured that your order passes through our services along with our own - we print yours in the same way that we print ours. We stand behind our product, because we want the best for everyone - our staff and our customers.
Our turn-around time for most orders is one week between when we receive the film and when it's ready to be returned. This fluctuates a bit based on our seasonal workload, but we'll advise you if it will be much longer than a week.
The most important information to include are your name and your phone number. Being able to contact you via phone allows us to settle any issues before we begin and keeps your film moving along in our queue.
We strongly encourage the use of a rigid box - these can be had for free using USPS's Priority Mail service. We strongly discourage sending us film in an envelope - the machines in the post office tend to unintentionally remove film from non-padded envelopes.
Return shipping is via USPS Priority Mail service, which can generally accommodate two or three rolls of finished processing and a bit of fresh film for $8.00. Larger orders may add a few dollars, up to a typical cost of $13.00. We'll happily help you with a quote based on the actual volume of your order - just let us know what you're sending and we'll calculate the return freight charge before you send it.
Any questions? We will happily answer any questions, sort through any confusion, or clarify any nuances. Phone any time: 503.978.0333. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.