Ilford Opens B&W Film Development Lab in the US

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Ilford Opens B&W Film Development Lab in the US

Shooting black and white film is just as magical as your first roll...Unfortunately it's become more and more difficult for the average photographer to find places to develop traditional film. Luckily Ilford has seen a big enough demand for the need to open a dedicated Black and White film lab in the US. The new lab is opening in  San Clemente, California and just like their successful lab in England, one sends their film for developing and printing on real silver gelatin paper. The Ilford Lab Direct service accepts 35mm and 120 B&W film of any make with an average turn around of 2-4 working days. Basic film development goes for around $16 and includes 6MP scans of your negatives. Press Release:
ILFORD LAB USA NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS ILFORD LAB DIRECT establishes process and print outlet in California USA for traditional silver gelatin black and white images HARMAN technology Limited, the company behind the ILFORD brand of black and white photographic products is pleased to announce the availability of processing and printing services in California, USA. Serving North America, Ilfordlab-us.com is now ready to accept film orders by mail. Established in the UK, the service based at the HARMAN factory in England has ran successfully for over 15 years. This Mail Order service was originally introduced to satisfy 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. With the advent of digital imaging fewer mini labs had the capability to print real black and white, preferring to print on colour paper. The ILFORD LAB service can process any make of black and white film, and prints will be made on ILFORD black and white paper. Each film is processed with a unique development time to obtain optimum contrast and density. Develop and Print turnaround is normally 2-3 working days in the lab. Regular 4 x 6 inch prints are returned by mail, or special delivery, in a sturdy ILFORD presentation box. A range of upgrades and enlargements are also offered, including three levels of quality for scanning black and white negatives. ILFORD Process Paid mailers are available from popular photographic dealers, alternatively customers can now use the secure website to pay for film processing online. Dealers interested in stocking the Mailers should contact [email protected] or HARMAN technology at 888 372 2338 extension 106. HARMAN Director of Marketing and North American Sales, Steven Brierley, explained, “It has become more and more difficult for black and white film users to have their films processed and printed to a high quality on real black and white paper. Our Lab based at the HARMAN factory in England has provided a continuous quality service to UK photographers for many years, and we are seeing an increased number of enquiries from overseas, including North America. We are excited to announce that built on that success we can now offer the same service from a base in California.” For more details of the complete range of services and charges visit: www.ilfordlab-us.com
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