Film Processing Turnaround Time
We are a boutique shop, so times will vary based on availability. Sometimes we will be able to able to turn around an order very fast, but sometimes it might take longer than the estimate (especially during peak wedding season). B&W Film, E-6 and/or pushed film will increase turnaround times.
- C-41 Basic Scans – 5 business days
- C-41 Premium Scans – 7 business days
- B&W / E-6 / ECN-2 – 7 business days
- Proof Prints added to an order will ship within 5 days after you receive your scans
Pushed film may add to turnaround time
Do you offer rush turnaround?
Yes. We can offer a 2 day delivery for 50% and 1 day delivery for 100% of the order total. Select these options at checkout.
How do I receive my scans?
We deliver files via email download. All scans will be in JPG format unless TIFF is selected at checkout.
What developers do you use?
- C-41: Kodak Flexicolor
- B&W: Ilford Ilfotec RT
What file format do you use?
By default we deliver scans in JPG format @ 300dpi. However we also offer TIFF files for $10 per order. Due to large file size, we request that you provide a USB thumb drive or hard drive. Select this option at checkout.
When are upcoming lab closures?
January 20th, Martin Luther King Day
February 17th, President’s Day
May 25th, Memorial Day
July 4th, Independence Day
September 7th, Labor Day
October 12th, Columbus Day
November 11th, Veteran’s Day
November 25th-27th, Thanksgiving
December 24th-26th, Christmas
December 31st-January 1st, New Year
Why are B&W scans more expensive?
B&W Film is not compatible with Digital ICE technology. While we try to maintain a clean working environment, dust is inevitable. Dust on scans will have to be removed manually as part of post-processing.
Additionally, each type of B&W Film has to be processed separately due to different development times.
Can you push or pull Film?
Yes! We offer this service at no extra charge for B&W and C-41 films.
What scanners do you use?
We scan on the Fuji Frontier SP3000 and the Noritsu HS-1800. The Frontier offers highly sought after skin tones and gives an overall pleasing color palette. The Noritsu offers unparalleled highlight retention and can create ultra high resolution files for very large prints. Both scanners produce very nice results and the right scanner for you comes down to personal preference.
|Normal – 2000 x 3000 6.0MP||Large – 3647 x 5444 19.8MP||X-Large*– 4492 x 6744 30.3MP|
35mm Panoramic (XPAN, Widelux, etc)
|Normal – 5444 x 2055 11.2MP||Large – 8786 x 3600 31.6MP||X-Large* – 10964 x 4492 49.2MP|
|Normal – 3047 x 4046 12.3MP||Large – 3647 x 4847 17.6MP||X-Large* – 4800 x 6393 30.6MP|
|Normal – 3035 x 3035 9.2MP||Large – 3635 x 3635 13.2MP||X-Large* – 4800 x 4847 23.0MP|
|Normal – 3047 x 3797 11.5MP||Large – 3647 x 4547 16.5MP||X-Large* – 4800 x 5994 28.5MP|