2/14/18 Old, expired
Since our February film developing sale is
in full swing we often get calls from customers with expired
film (like 10+ years old) wanting to know if thier picture will
still turn out. The short answer is 'probably' As
the film ages past it's expiration date it loses contrast, get
grainy, and the colors can shift.
How much quality the
film loses really depends on how it was stored: The best
'old film' was stored in a cool dark place. But, the
good news is that we can usually get pretty good prints even
from very old film - the pictures just might not be as good as
they would have been back years ago when the film was fresh.
But the images never really go away, they just fade. So,
now's the time to get your old film developed - don't wait!
1/13/18 Ektachrome is on
track for a 2018 release.
Check out this audio
clip from Kodak engineers on the progress being made on the new
Ektachome slide film:
They're testing and fine tuning the production so hopefully
we'll see it soon.
12/22/17 The most popular
photo gifts this Christmas.
Well the busy
shopping season is almost gone and the traditional photographic
print is still the king. People love getting pictures as
gifts! Wow, we printed a lot of pictures to be given as
gifts - family pictures, pet pictures, vacation pictures, you
name it. Also, with the continuing popularity of film
photography, rolls of film will be filling stockings this year
for sure. We look forward to developing your film after
Christmas and all year long in 2018. Merry Christmas and
12/9/17 Fujifilm USA has
some very cool photo paper...
We have been experimenting with this paper and
getting it set up in our lab, and now it's available for YOUR
prints. This photo paper is printed on our Frontier, so
it's a real chemical-developed silver based paper. It's
super flat finish and velvet-smooth surface makes for some very
unique prints. Give it a try, you'll like it.
11/17/17 Ektachrome is
coming, but still no date.
waiting.... Kodak has said that they will release the NEW
Kodak Ektachrome this fall, but still no news. Once it is
available to order we will have it in stock! It's going to
be nice to have an alternative to Fuji Velvia and Provia (which
we truly love), and maybe the new Kodak slide film will have a
warmer color cast like the old Ektachrome E100GX. Here's a
link to some news:
But for now, we'll just have to wait.
11/11/17 Rewind your 35mm film
the right way.
OK, over the past few weeks we
have seen quite a few rolls of film with the sprocket edges torn
off. This makes it almost impossible to develop and print
or scan the film, but it can be easily avoided:
all 35mm cameras feature a rewind button or lever that releases
the film from the camera's film drive system to allow the film
to be rewound into the canister. All you need to do is
press and hold this button or flip the lever when you rewind the
film - it's much smoother this way! The rewind
button is located on the bottom of most cameras, but if you
can't find the button it should be a quick Google search away.
10/13/17 Well we now have
We are going to try to provide a little
insight into what goes into making your pictures from behind the
scenes at our photo lab, along with some other photo-geek stuff.
At Process One we still process film and we still make prints
with chemicals in big complicated machines. Of course we do all
the digital photo stuff as well, and I like to think we’re
pretty good at it. After all we’ve been doing it since 1984.
The keyboard smells a little right now
– I mixed chemicals today and no matter how hard I try I can’t
get the smell of Ilford black & white non-hardening fixer off of
my hands. That’s what we do – mix chemicals, fix the machines
when they break and answer the phone, all with photo chemistry
on our hands. That’s just normal for life in the photo lab.
We’ll try to keep this going, if you're
interested. In the mean time we will be making your photos for
you, smelly chemicals and all.