Film Processing, Scanning

We are a traditional black and white darkroom offering film processing, contact sheet printing, scanning, silver gelatin RC and fiber based printing, all done to the highest standards in our traditional darkroom.

We provide a host of professional services to the black and white analogue photographer. We don’t use any mechanisation, everything is done by hand. We care for all of your films as if they were our own, understanding how precious your photographs are to you. We have 28 years of experience working in the darkroom environment and as a professional photographer too understand that each photographer is different so requires something different, because of that we welcome your input.

Film Processing

We use a combination of film developers Ilford ID11 for traditional films such as Ilford FP4 and HP5 plus, Kodak Tri-x etc. For T-Grain films such as Kodak TMax and the Ilford Delta range we use Ilfosol DDX. We also offer semi stand development for Rollei films too. If you are unsure whether we can develop your brand of film drop us an email at or call us on 07454 286443.

Contact sheet printing

Our standard contact sheets are done on Ilford Multigrade 8” X 10” RC paper.  If you get more than the standard 36 shots on your roll of film we can offer you a contact sheet on 12” x 9.5” Ilford Multigrade paper at an extra cost of £1 per sheet.

Film Scanning

We use The Plustek 120 OpticFilm Medium Format Scanner it’s designed for professional photographers.  The Plustek 120 delivers professional image quality results from 35mm film strips, slides, and 120/220 film from 6×4.5cm up to 6x12cm in size. It produces outstanding quality prints direct from the scan.

RC and Fiber Based Printing.

We only use what we consider to be the best paper and chemistry which is Ilford RC and Fiber Multigrade paper. We use Ilford PQ and Multigrade paper developer, Ilfostop and Rapid Fix complete our paper chemistry.  We also offer warm tone and cool tone printing.

Selenium toning is offered at an extra cost.

We are happy to accept payment via PayPal or Direct Bank Transfer.

Just email us your order details and we will send you a PayPal invoice with online payment option.

If you require any further help please don’t hesitate in contacting us directly on:  Darkroom: +44 (0) 1287 679 655  Mobile: +44 (0) 7454 286 443

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