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02-07-2018, 08:47 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a film processing company in the USA?

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A trusted name in photo processing for over 50 years - Dwayne's Photo
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Before resorting to sending your film by mail, you might want to see if you have some local camera stores. Many of them still do film processing.
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I use two depending upon film type.

For Color film - Film Processing Services : Mpix

For Black and White Film - The Darkroom | 35mm Film Developing by Mail

The Darkroom accept both black and white and color film - and have enhanced and super scans available for purchase. I also find the darkroom to be pretty expensive.

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Have used North Coast Photographic Services in California for color processing without problems.

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I have to go 50 miles to find a local camera store and their prices & times for processing are high so it's mailorder for me.
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I heartily recommend the FIND lab in Utah.

Homepage ¬Ľ thefindlab.com

Iíve used Dwayneís and while they are the least expensive, the scans werenít the best in quality and were fairly low resolution. Iíve used the Darkroom too, they are very good too but I like what I get from FIND better. Iíve also used them for rescanning older work and they did a fantastic job and were even able to match an edit that I had made to a low res scan when I needed the frame scanned at a higher resolution in order to sell a large print.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bscott Quote
Does anyone have a recommendation for a film processing company in the USA?
What type of film? B&W, color print, color slides, or all of them? 35mm or 120?
Where are you located? Dwayne's Photo is excellent, but so is the FIND lab in Utah, A&I in Los Angeles, and if you're in Hawaii on the island of O'ahu, Rainbow Photo!
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Film lab map here: The EMULSIVE Global Film Lab Map (v8) | EMULSIVE

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Here's a site that has alot of place's that develop film: Photo Labs and Darkrooms ? I shoot film.
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The Darkroom.com
In San Clemente, CA.
The enhanced scans are great.
Printed photos are great.
Price is reasonable.

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Thanks to everyone for your helpful and rapid response. I live in Kentucky and still enjoy film photography but getting color film developed with good quality is a problem for me. Your help has given me a head start on finding a good lab for developing color film.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bscott Quote
Thanks to everyone for your helpful and rapid response. I live in Kentucky and still enjoy film photography but getting color film developed with good quality is a problem for me. Your help has given me a head start on finding a good lab for developing color film.
Good luck. Hopefully you're near Louisville. State Film Lab looks pretty sweet and has reasonable prices.
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murrelet, I noticed that also and will check them out. Thanks
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Home processing is an option that may be worth considering as well.

Developing black & white film is quite simple and requires a minimum of equipment and investment.
After that you will benefit from huge savings in time and cost, and you will gain better creative control.

Many users process their C-41 color negatives at home. It is a bit more complex but offers similar benefits.

Either negative type can be scanned on a home photo flatbed or film scanner connected to your computer.

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About 3 months ago, I started processing my own C41 color. Once you get it all set up, it's quite simple and I've had great results. There are several places you can purchase a C41 kit for under $30, which fills my brown quart bottles. (It requires 3 of them)
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