We are a leading provider of 120 film development services, offering professional quality film developing, scanning, prints, and digital files. We specialise in developing any type of medium format film (120 & 220), including colour and black & white.
Our process ensures maximum image quality while preserving the originality of your images. Our expert technicians are trained to handle contemporary and vintage films with the utmost care and precision.
Please note that you will not receive prints automatically with your order - instead you will have the opportunity to print your favourite images after seeing the scans. This minimises waste and cost, and allows you to focus on the very best of your photography. See the relevant section below for more information!
- High-end developing equipment, and expert lab technicians, for processing 120 film and 220 film
- Professional Grade Scanning to Digital or Prints
- Digital files provided online through your Customer Account area of the website (here)
- Archival quality prints available - chosen after you've seen the scans to ensure that you're only paying for the prints you want
- Quick turnaround - see results in a matter of days
- Save precious memories and keep them alive in an affordable, uncomplicated way
- View your photos on any device - computer, mobile phone or external hard drive
- Print your best photographs - capture your favourite moments and life events
How do I know what type of medium format film I have?
It will usually say on the film canister or box - either with a description or a short code for the relevant chemistry (C-41 colour, B&W standard, E6 slide etc)
You could also look up the film in our store by searching this page: All Film and checking its specifications.
The most common ones are colour C-41 which is the 'standard' colour negative film, and black and white (B&W).
If you have any concerns of questions about your 120 film developing then just drop a line to our live chat - or email email@example.com - and we'll quickly help you to the right choice.
How does the process work?
What are the scanning options?
We offer four resolution options with our Noritsu HS-1800 for 120 films:
|Scan type||Resolution||File Size||File Type|
|Low Res||1512 x 1024 pixels||<1MB||JPEG|
|Standard||3034 x 2005 pixels||1-2 MB||JPEG|
|Premium||5444 x 3648 pixels||4-5 MB||JPEG|
|Premium TIFF||5444 x 3648 pixels||50-60 MB||TIFF|
Low Res --> Best for social media / photo albums!
Low Res scans are perfect for printing or displaying 6x4 inches - they will also work well on social media or website where you need to keep loading speeds fast.
Standard --> Best for personal websites / zines / projects!
Standard scans will be absolutely fine for posting on social media, personal websites, emailing to friends/family, and for making prints up to size A4
Premium --> Best for exhibits / large prints!
Premium scans are bigger and can also be used for posting on websites that can accept larger files (and won't simply compress that back down like Instagram or Facebook) - and they can make prints up to size A3
Premium TIFF --> Best for home editors and professional display!
Premium TIFF scans are much bigger file sizes, so prepare for a longer download time and more computer memory needed! The bonus of this is that they contain much more information within the same number of pixels as the Premium JPEG scans, so you can edit them yourself (in Photoshop or similar) and get much better results with strong edits.
TIFF is a 'lossless' format, so hasn't had any compression applied by software before arriving in your inbox. It also means that even though the pixel resolution is the same as the Premium scan, you should be able to print slightly larger without loss of meaningful detail - up to size A2.
What are the editing packages?
After we have scanned your 120 film negatives in our Fujifilm Frontier scanners there are a couple of steps to make your photos perfect. Our goal is always to present your scans just as you saw the shot through the viewfinder - but if you are comfortable with post-processing software then you may wish to go for the 'Basic' package to do the work yourself.
You can quickly compare the differences in the table below.
If you are looking to compare with other labs then please note that unless they have a post-scanning editing service then they will perform the actions 'Within the Scanner' but no further.
|Within the Scanner||Correct and Rotate||Professional Editing Package|
|Colour Correction||Yes (Simple)||Yes (Advanced)||Yes (Advanced)|
|Contrast Correction||Yes (Simple)||Yes (Advanced)||Yes (Advanced)|
|Exposure Correction||Yes (Simple)||Yes (Advanced)||Yes (Advanced)|
|Consistency Across Roll||-||Yes||Yes|
|Crop to Frame||-||Yes||Yes|
|Each Frame Optimised||-||-||Yes|
|Perfect for Printing||-||-||Yes|
How do I choose prints?
When the team have perfected your scans then you'll get an email inviting you to view them in the 'My Photos' area of your customer account.
You will be able to view and download all your images. You will also be able to select your favourites to print!
Simply click on all the images that you'd like to print, select size - quantity - finish, and add to your cart. See below for a simple illustration of the process.
The images will be sent back with your negatives. For more information head here
Develop your medium format film with Analogue Wonderland
Develop 120 film and 220 film with the Analogue WonderLab, and choose from a wide range of processing options to get the perfect developing services for your needs.
We process 120 film, scan the developed negative to create digital images of your photography, and send it all back to you. And don't forget that every order comes with free postage into the lab! This means that you don't need to look for somewhere that can develop 120 film near you - we operate across the entire UK 😊
Please note that we can also develop 35mm, 110 and more on the way. Head to our WonderLab page for the full choice of formats.
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Really easy to order developing and/or scans. Great to be notified when the film is in the lab. Quick service and great quality scans. This is the second time I have had 120 development and scans and I highly recommend this service from AW.
I recently bough a Mamiya 645E, the first medium format I've owned, and put a roll of Portra 400 through it just to see if everything works on the camera, which does. AW made a great job of developing and scanning the negatives, even though my subjects were not that interesting to begin with. Hopefully, my future rolls will contain much more interesting frames.
Great experience with Analogue Wonderland! They developed my 120mm film rapidly, and the results were absolutely fantastic. Wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking for top-notch film development. Efficient, reliable, and outstanding results! 5 stars all the way.
I’ve only just started using film for a bit of fun with my photos, so I was hesitant on finding the right place to get it developed, and I’m so glad I found these guys. It’s the cheapest option I’ve come across and the service is so efficient, and the photos always look amazing. Absolutely no complaints at all! I’ll never get film developed anywhere else.
My 120 film has been going into Analogue Wonderland quite frequently for casual photographs, and I'm now sending in my more serious work for them to develop for me. I've found the results to be consistent, and whenever I push or pull film the correct development process is followed and I get beautiful results.
My Mamiya C330 returned a few blank frames, which the team wrote to me about. I had a sticking leaf shutter in one of my lenses, which was diagnosed with a little back and forth in email. It's this kind of small touch that I use Analogue Wonderland for, and I do feel much more than a customer when I proactively have assistance with something going wrong with my kit.
I've also used AW for 6x9 120 development and been very pleased with the results. I'm a happy client, and will continue to use the Wonderlab!