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Kelvin Grove, AUS 4059
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ISSUE 18 - OCTOBER 2016

 

Box Framing


 

How is your film Processed?

How you get your film processed - does it really matter? It should. If it matters to you how your C41 film is handled and...

New Products!

This month we are thrilled to introduce to you a brand new style of framing - the box frame. We are always looking to expand our range of services...

 

Retouching Service

Our experienced digital technical team is dedicated to delivering a customised retouching service to achieve the desired outcome for your images...

 How is your Film Processed, does it really matter?

How you get your film processed - does it really matter? It should. If it matters to you how your C41 film is handled and processed, then how you get your film processed is a question you should be asking. Using a dip & dunk film processor is the best option for you.

We constantly see film that has suffered at the hands of poor handling and bad processing. That is why we started processing film again and why we chose to do it in a dip and dunk machine.

A dip & dunk film processor has two main and extremely important advantages over a roller-transport processor.

The lack of contact between the film and the processor. Unlike "full-contact" roller-transport machines, only chemistry and water touch the film in a dip & dunk machine. It is the constant contact of film in a roller transport machine that can cause long scratches in the film and can also cause dirt to penetrate into the emulsion.

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The second is the number of washing steps and washing techniques. Some roller transport processors have fresh water running in their machines, but most don't, and some have no wash at all!! Doubts arise as to the archival keeping qualities of colour negative film processed this way.

Dip & dunk processors pretty much work as their name describes: film is loaded onto a metal rack, then loaded into place for the processor to lift and dip into a line of chemistry and wash tanks.

Starting with a clean, scratch free film is the best way to achieve a clean scratch free print if producing a darkroom hand print, or a clean scratch free high resolution scan if producing a digital print.

So if someone asks you how you get your film processed, you should be telling them Dip and dunk is the only way to go.

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 New Products

This month we are thrilled to introduce to you a brand new style of framing - the box frame. We are always looking to expand our range of services whilst still maintaining the highest quality that you expect from Prolab.

The box frame offers a sophisticated and subtle aesthetic that is perfect for any type of photograph. It can be used to display your most cherished images, to brightly decorate your home or as a thoughtful gift.

So what is different about this look? Well, rather than having the outer edges of the print sit behind the matte board, with the box frame the edges are visible due to print and matte board being raised up. The slight shadows create the appearance of a free floating image. The box frame can be used with our premium photographic and fine art papers, however the 'torn edges' look is only suitable for fine art prints.

Like our existing framing options, the box frame is available in with either black, mocha or white moulding, and with either a white, off-white or off-white textured matte. The mould dimensions are approx. 30mm deep x 20 mm wide.

Call, email or drop in to the lab to see fresh samples and to find out more about framing your photographs in a new way with the box frame.

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Phone - (07) 3844 9621

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 Retouching

 

Our experienced digital technical team is dedicated to delivering a customised retouching service to achieve the desired outcome for your images. Retouching is done manually by using industry standard digital editing software and equipment. Our team is focused on maximising the potential in your images by improving photo composition, balancing colour, fixing red-eyes, removing marks or blemishes, changing backgrounds, adding or removing small or large objects (people, cars, buildings, refuse bins, etc.) or simply improving overall appearance of the photographs.

You have the option of receiving your retouched images on CD/DVD or via private dropbox link. You can print them out on premium quality photographic paper, fine art paper or any other printing or finishing service we offer.

We understand that for busy, hardworking photographers, it's important to have a supplier that can be relied upon with services that make life convenient and more efficient. The ROES service has built in cropping tools and size templates that allow you to easily manage your order and automate your favourite settings when printing large quantities of images.

As the level of retouching required varies for each image we quote on your originals upon viewing them in the lab. The system time required for your order is priced in 15 minute increments.

Our staff are more than happy to assist with any retouching service questions you might have and helping you to achieve desired result.

For more information, please stop by our lab, email, or call us.

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