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Note: Businesses are listed alphabetically by state, province and category. Many are willing to serve your needs by mail; most accept digital files by ftp, browser upload, or email attachment. Also check our Retail & Mail Order Index for full service camera stores; many have extensive photofinishing and digital imaging services.
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The Blow Up Lab, San Francisco, California
On the cutting edge of photo lab technology since 1977, 100% digital since January 2000. Digital inkjet printing on papers, vinyl, canvas and fabric. Scanning original art, transparencies, prints and negatives. Image manipulation, restoration. mounting and lamination. Digital photography and video on location, post-production video editing, DVD production. Equipment rental for multimedia presentations and on-site instant printing for event photographers. Banners, billboards, murals, exhibition and indoor/outdoor signage, digital b&w and six-color pigment Giclée fine art prints,, courtroom graphics and trial exhibits, video multimedia presentations and more. Named in homage to Antonioni's classic 1966 film.
Cox B&W Lab Inc., Rancho Cordova (Greater Sacramento), California
Since 1990 "Northern California's finest black & white photographic lab." The highest quality black & white film processing, fiber and RC and printing available. Custom film processing (including Pyro), custom fiber based printing, digital scanning, photo restoration and printing. Custom printing to meet all requirements, traditional or digital for HABS, HAER and HALS projects. All work meets museum standards. Catering to the discriminating needs of the serious photographer and the exacting demands required by art directors, advertisers and exhibitors. Photographic murals up to 4'x8' feet, dry mounted to your choice of substrate board.
MSP Graphic Services, Cotati, California
Located in the wine country north of San Francisco, MSP Graphic Services provides superior quality digital prepress and printing solutions to the photographic, publishing, and fine-art communities. Services include drum scanning on Howtek and DS Screen scanners, large flatbed scans, CMYK separations, contract-quality proofing, archival giclée printing, photo retouching and restoration, and color management. Additional services include photography of fine art from digital to 8x10" formats.
Photolab, Berkeley, California
Extensive traditional and digital photo services located in west Berkeley, since 1970. Photolab Traditional has 30 years experience in B&W darkroom custom RC and fiber based exhibit grade printing and processing and printing HABS, HAER work. Dip & dunk film processing for B&W, C41 and E6 in all sizes, all film types. Photolab Digital Printlab offers online photo printing, state-of-the art scans of film and flat art. Digital capture of fine artwork to 60" x 90". Fine archival ink jet printing on specialized art papers. Price list info available online 24/7. Toll free phone outside California.
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Bay Photo Lab, Monterey/Santa Cruz & more, California
From Monterey to San Francisco Bay, serving photographers since 1976; extensive conventional and digital services and online price list. Locations include Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Soquel, Watsonville, Salinas & Monterey. Glossary of digital imaging terms. Holds exhibits at Bay Photo's Gallery in downtown Santa Cruz.
Dejavu Video Services, Santa Cruz, California
In-house media conversion and duplication services for video enthusiasts and professional videographers. Film and video transfers to DVD, audio casettes and reel-to-reel tape transfers to CD, high resolution print and slide scanning, video editing and creation of DVD presentations, high speed DVD and CD duplication, including full color label printing.
Dickerman Prints, San Francisco, California
"We are photographic printers." Custom photo lab in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District. C-41 color negative film processing, film scanning, digital contact sheets and proofs. Type C photographic prints on Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper, pigment prints on your choice of archival fine art papers, scanning, retouching, mounting, free use of Mac workstations connected to Dickerman's print-on-demand system, and FTP file server.
Ferrari Color, Sacramento, California
Photographic and large format printing for nearly 30 years. Vehicle graphics, retail signage, P.O.P. and trade show graphics. Photo lab services include Duraflex and backlit displays, custom color and Type R prints, machine color prints, film processing, contact sheets, flat artwork copied, inkjet and Lightjet digital prints, LVT film recorder output, hi-res scans, digital retouching and graphic design, CD archiving, mounting and lamination. Tutorials on file preparation. FTP file transfer.
Fotech Photo Imaging Labs, Fresno / Clovis, California
One hour E-6 and color processing. APS and black and white processing. Old photos copied and restored. Enlargements, poster prints and Canon color copies. Passport photos and personalized photo gifts. Scanning, presentation slides, dye-sublimation prints, film to floppy disk and CD. Large format inkjet printing, mounting and lamination. Four locations in Fresno and Clovis. E-mail file transfer.
Gamma Photographic Labs, Inc. San Francisco, California
Custom black and white lab for the connoisseur. All films processed by hand (not using dip and dunk or roller transport machines. All black and white processing and printing services including fiber and RC prints, toning, diffusion processes, black and white slides and transparencies made directly from negatives. Digital restoration of old black and white photographs. Online price list.
General Graphics Exhibits, San Francisco, California
Since 1961, General Graphics Exhibits provides a full spectrum of visual graphics, exhibits and display services. Full service digital imaging and photographic lab produces reproduction and exhibit quality black and white, sepia, and color enlargements, murals (sectional panels), film processing, proofs, mounting and laminating.
Image Sales, Inc., Walnut Creek, California
Service bureau designs and makes bar-coded, magnetic-stripe encoded, and holographic-overlay ID cards and badges for employers. More than 200 corporate accounts. Contact for samples and prices. Sales of identification equipment systems and supplies.
The Lab, Santa Rosa, California
Serving North San Francisco Bay area since 1987. Kodak Q-Lab handles 35mm to 8x10 sheet film. Same day E-6, C-41 and b/w processing. 35mm slide dupes. Copy photography of flat artwork. Custom color and black and white enlargements. Ilfochrome prints, Duraflex and Duratrans display graphics. Flatbed and drum scans, high res film recorder output, large format inkjet prints.
The LightRoom, Berkeley, California
Since 1975 a lab devoted to custom color printing on Ilfochrome Classic paper (aka Cibachrome) from 35mm slides to 4x5 transparencies. Slide masking option available. Extensive information on Ilfochrome characteristics and an excellent tutorial on exposing and choosing slides for prints. Glossary of terms. Gallery.
Light Waves Imaging, San Francisco / Berkeley, California
Providing high quality photographic prints since 1985, Light Waves is now proud to offer hi-res scans, digital prints, digital compositing and image manipulation/retouching, as well as traditional prints and processing. C-41, black and white and E-6 processing. FTP file transfer service available. Rush jobs are no problem.
Lotuscolor, Oakland, California
Established in 1990. Owner John Zax makes all the scans and prints himself with attention to detail and personal contact with the client. Providing high resolution drum scans and museum quality ink-jet prints in color as well as the quad-tone carbon black and white printing. Art reproduction services and Giclée printing for artists."Being small allows us to charge more reasonable prices for a much better image quality." Seminars, workshops, consulting and training in all aspects of digital photography.
Marin FilmWorks, San Rafael, California
High-quality photofinishing and digital services. In-house processing of color, E-6 slide and black-and-white film. Upload and order prints online and mail order film processing. Scanning and digital retouching, video transfer to DVD, digital prints, personalized photo gifts and greeting cards, posters, calendars and more. Passport photos while you wait.
Monaco Digital Film Labs, San Franciso, California
Fourth generation family-owned cine film processing lab. 16mm and 35mm movie film processed, release prints, optical blowups, cleaning, restoration and preservation of nitrate safety film, 8mm, 16mm and 35mm cine film stock, telecine transfer to most video tape formats, video and digital cine transfer to film, DVD and video duplication, more.
The New Lab, San Francisco, California
This custom lab specializes in E-6 and Kodachrome processing. Personal attention. Push and pull processing. Slide dupes from 35mm up to 8x10. Accepts mail orders. Endorsements by photographers Galen Rowell and Franz Lanting. Cutting-edge gallery of client images. Recommended by former customers of Robyn Color, now closed.
Oscar's Photo Lab, San Francisco, California
Professional full-service lab on Brannan Street. Dip and dunk color and b&w film processing, contact prints, machine printing and custom prints. Digital prints from your files, Giclee and canvas printing, film scanning and Imacon scans, online proofing for professional photographers, FTP file upload and LifePics online printing.
Photoworks, San Francisco, California
On Market near Church Street., a full-service digital printing company with state of the art photo processing lab. Digital and traditional printing, reproduction, and duplication services. Mail order photofinishing, retail storefront and online digital print ordering. Designers and photographers can upload photos from their Flikr account or use a secure FTP server. Film processing, archival color and true black and white prints, headshots, poster prints, fine art Giclee printing and canvas wraps. Digital print-on-demand press for postcards, photo greeting cards, brochures and more.
Pictopia Labs Inc., Emeryville, California
New window will open because website prevents you from returning. No storefront. Internet photo lab catering to professional photographers. Offers chromogenic photographs on Fuji Crystal Archive Professional matte, gloss and super gloss papers. Print any size up to 50" x 120".
RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, California
Acclaimed 12,000 square foot public photographic facility with rental darkrooms, a state-of-the-art digital lab, scanning and retouching services and commercial studio space. Affordable high end photographic services, workshops in traditional, digital, and historical techniques, and specialized individual or group tutoring. Year round photo exhibitions in RayKo galleries. Sales of new and used film cameras, film, traditional and digital paper and more.
Snap Photo Imaging, Roseville (greater Sacramento), California
Get online prints, personalized photo gifts, canvas and poster prints from the comfort of your home. In store graphic services include enlargements, reprints, color and b&w film processing, photo retouching and restoration, photomontages, large format printing to 44" wide, video and home movie transfers to DVD, scanning services and more.
Thurston Productions Inc., San Francisco, California
Digital imaging service bureau. Hi-res drum scans, flatbed scans, Leaf scans and PhotoCD transfers. Digital output on films, papers, canvas and fabrics. Specializing in tradeshow graphics. Accepts ftp file transfers. Orders shipped anywhere in the world. Online price guide.
Two Cat Digital, San Leandro, California
Scanning, image processing and digital imaging services for museums, libraries, corporate and institutional archives. Watermarking for copyright protection, CD/DVD duplication, media migration, Consulting for asset management systems, online image delivery systems, digitization and workflow management.
Go to Southern California photo labs
Closed Photo Labs, Northern California
A few years ago we decided to stop removing out-of-business camera stores from the ACE Index. Instead we've removed inactive links, identified a retailer as closed and added what we can learn about each company's demise. Now we are doing this for closed photo labs. This makes ACE a more useful resource, and offsets the misinformation spread by other online business directories which continue to provide addresses and telephone numbers for non-existent companies. It also prevents domain speculators benefitting from web traffic intended for an out-of-business company. Photo labs listed below have closed their doors forever.
Calypso Imaging Inc., Santa Clara, California
Closed their doors in 2010 after forty years in business. Calypso owner Joe Levine recommends West Coast Imaging, a specialty photo lab catering to fine art photographers located in Oakhurst, California. Calypso offered digital imaging services, B&W, C-41 and E-6 film processing. Ilfochrome prints. Digital film output, Lightjet 5000 prints, large format inkjet printing, scanning, retouching, presentation services. Former clients included Galen Rowell, Bill Atkinson, Harvey Lloyd, trade show companies and national corporations.
Camellia Color Corp. Imaging Laboratories, Sacramento, California
Out of business, domain name now belongs to home health care and hospice company. Camellia Color offered conventional lab services plus long roll processing, portrait and prom packages. digital film output, Photo CD transfers and Portfolio CDs. Supported Kodak's Flashpix format.
Chico Filmworks, Chico, California
Out of business. Website gone, published phone numbers inactive. Dan and Darcy Davis served Northern California for more than 13 years with C-41, E-6, and b/w processing, type R and C prints, dupes, photo restoration, scanning of prints, slides, negatives, and film. 8x10 dye sublimation prints.
Club Photo, Inc., San Jose, California
Bad news business. Club Photo went out of business in March 2007; thousands of members' photos stored online were permanently lost. An early pioneer in online photofinishing, photo consumers could upload digital images or mail in 35mm for processing. Company offered color prints and reprints, personalized photo gifts, poster prints, designer picture frames, photos transferred to CD, online photo sharing and more. Brief company history: Club Photo acquired well-known mail order photofinisher Signature Color of Austin, Texas in February 2000. Photo TLC acquired Club Photo in January 2006. Venture capitalists behind Photo TLC shut down the company without advance notice in March 2007. Read History Repeats Itself Again and Again and PhotoTLC Shuts Down for further details Club Photo's domain name was acquired by a Rhode Island online lab.
Custom Color Lab, Palo Alto, California
Operated from 1959 until 2002 when the cost of converting to digital forced closure. Domain name now owned by speculator. a custom photo lab for professional and commercial accounts with extensive photographic and digital services. All film types processed, Kodak Q-Lab for E-6, Fuji Lab Monitor. Prints, murals, Duraflex, Duratrans and Duraclear. Lambda laser imager (digital printing direct to photographic paper), inkjet prints, drum scans, more.
Custom Process, Berkeley, California
See Two Cat Digital above. Photo lab and digital imaging services for more than 30 years. E-6, C-41 and b/w film processing. Copy negs and transparencies, slide dupes, overhead transparencies. Custom color and b/w prints, quantity prints, photo murals, display trans and flexible graphics. Prints from digital files. Scitex drum scans, Photo CD scans, Chromira digital photo prints, film recorder output, dye-sub and Fiery color prints, wide format inkjet output, digital retouching, more. Sales and rental of modular tradeshow display systems.
EMPhotography, Ceres, California
Closed. Specialists in handmade enlargements of photographs. No machine prints. Offered hand printed black and white and color enlargements and Ilfochrome prints from color slides. Other services included spotting of prints, matting and mounting of images.
Fine Arts Photographics Inc., Santa Clara, California
Domain now owned by speculator. Commercial photo lab specializing in high-end digital photography and large format ink jet printing. Digital services include scanning, retouching/compositing and film output. Two hour E-6 and C-41 film processing. Custom color and b/w prints from negs, Type R prints from transparencies. Quantity slide duplicating available. Full service presentation department. Online portfolio, price list, and order form.
Iris Photo-Digital, San Francisco, California
Closed in mid-2007. Redirected. Providing high-quality conventional and digital imaging services since 1982. Duplicate transparencies in all film formats, hi-res drum scans, flatbed scanning, Kodak Photo CD, excellent copy transparencies from flat art, Photoshop retouching, inkjet printing, dye-sub printing, film recorder output and creative services including small product photography.
Robyn Color Lab/Photo-Digital Imaging, San Francisco, California
Closed doors in October 2007. Praised by Bay area customers for 31 years. Robyn Color catered to discriminating photographers, offering photographic prints from transparencies and negatives to 4x12 feet, dupes, copy negs, Duraflex and display trans for trade shows. Hi-res drum scans, hi-res laser film output, graphics design, large format digital prints, short run color printing, more. Info on the merits of chromes vs. color negatives.
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