FAQ’s

We have added a small question and answer section to try and help with the most asked question when having your film developed and scanned. We will keep adding to this as questions are asked.

Q. You are small company, what chemistry do you use and does it matter?

A. We use Kodak chemistry with a De-ionised water system and run control strips regularly so you get the full colour and contrast range from your negatives.

Q. What scanner do you use and why?

A. We use the Fuji Frontier Sp-3000 scanner. There are two well known scanners on the market and they are the Noritsu HS-1800 and the Fuji Frontier. Both scanners produce slightly different results and it really is down to personal taste. We offer sample scans from different film stocks for you to download.

Q. Can I have my scans as a Tif file?

A. Yes just make a note on the order form.

Q. Can I have my negative scanned with no adjustments.

A. In short No! Manually or automatically all negatives to some point have to be corrected by either density or colour. The art of scanning is really trying to look at the negative and preempt what the photographer was trying to achieve. As an example if you shot a series of portrait photographs and one of them was taken in a shaded location that negative on daylight balanced film would be a slightly different colour and would need to be corrected to match the other set. In the case of the Fuji scanner there are other options for holding highlights and opening shadows which can help with contrasty negatives.

Q. Do you offer the option of working with me to get the look I’m after.

A. Yes. The negative is just the start and we offer free push processing up to 3 stops. In scan we can work with you to make your negatives and your chosen film stock custom to the way you want it in regard to tones, contrast and colour.

Q. How do I get my images.

A. When your order is completed you will receive an email with a link so that you can download your full size images. You will then receive your negatives shortly after by post.

For any further questions please email us.

3 Comments

  1. anthony

    Hello. I’ve just come upon your website and want to clarify things.

    You can push my roll of expired, medium format portra 160 (which i’ve metered at 200) by 1 stop ‘in development’ and not on the scanner?

    I can get scans with only low to moderate sharpening?

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