Where to Develop Film
We don't develop or print photos ourselves but we work with three fantastic lab partners who will look after your films with professionalism and care: Digitalab, SilverPan, and Alive Studios. See below for more details and specialties.
1. Digitalab - Our Primary Film Development and Print Partner
Perfect for: C-41 and B&W processing and scanning, exceptional for printing.
Originally established in 1949 as Mobile Photo Services, Digitalab are housed in custom-designed premises in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle. They have been serving the needs of photographers in the North East of England for three generations and have invested in state-of-the-art IT infrastructure to continue delivering what photographers need.
With their custom-built online photo printing service Digitalab can now be your “local” lab wherever you are located, and whatever medium you use!
Every Analogue Wonderland order earns a code for 10% off processing, scans and prints with Digitalab* - to make seeing and sharing your photos even easier. To claim your discount just head to their film processing page and use the discount code 'AW10' at checkout! If you have any questions or concerns about the development process or how to claim your discount please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
2. SilverPan Film Lab
Perfect for: E6, B&W-reversal developing, hand-developing rolls with bespoke/unusual chemical recipes; personal support
SilverPan Film Lab is a one-man operation in Bristol, run by the fantastic Duncan Gammon. He is exceptionally knowledgeable, committed to his craft, and very helpful whether you have intricate questions or beginner curiosity.
3. Alive Studios
Perfect for: cine film processing, scanning, and initial editing.
Alive Studios are a small Devon operation with a single-minded focus on producing exceptional results from cine film. They have processed over 20,000 orders so far and are continually upgrading their technical facilities to provide top-quality results and wonderful customer service. They will look after you and your movie film!
Develop at Home
An alternative to sending your film to labs is developing at home. We are starting to build up the kit and chemicals for people to learn the process - our starter kits can be found here. There is much more news coming on this topic so please watch this space!