San Clemente, California has become one of my favorite places in my sunny home state. Why? Because Ilford has announced the opening a film print lab that will specialize in black and white gelatin silver prints, as well as color. All film photographers rejoice! Ilford is a wonderful company and has been developing photos in their lab in England for mail service for some time.
In a world where some have stated that film is dead, many artists still prefer the medium and have lamented the vast reduction in reliable print labs. Ilford is branching out, where other film companies, such as Kodak, have all but abandoned.
The market they are targeting (other than me of course) include “amateur and hobbyist photographers who found it difficult to have their films processed and printed on real black and white silver gelatin photo paper at a local facility.”
The turn-around time is going to run about 2 – 3 business days and will include film development and prints. Other products offered will include enlargements and digital archival (scanning) services. For film photographers who do not have the costly equipment readily available, the mailer and website services are likely to become an enthusiasts best friend.
For more information, visit their website at: www.ilfordlab-us.com
Until Next Time . . .
Stay Inspired ~ Jules
[via Imaging Resource]