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film processing
& DarkroomS

 

Located in Shoreditch since 1996, we offer a selection of traditional & digital photographic processes.

Our services are tailored to the needs of freelance photographer artists, students and keen amateurs.

Click below to find out more about the services we offer.

We believe in supporting and encouraging the next generation of photographers and offer 20% discount to students on most services.

And if we can't help you, we probably know someone who can.

 

79 Leonard Street
London
EC2A 4QS

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0207 7299292

info@rapideye.uk.com

 
 
 
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Colour and B&W Professional film processing.

Using the traditional dip & dunk process.

This machine processes the film with precise control over chemical temperature and strength, agitation and timing. The film is moved through the process hanging with a weight clipped to keep it taught. The film never comes into contact with machinery as with other film processing techniques so can’t be damaged. Archieved films can only be stored for upto 6 months.

We are open for film drop off & pick up until 7pm

Colour and B&W film processing packages.

Approx 48hr [not inc weekend and bank hols].

 
 

Discounted film processing packages
up to 10 days turnaround.

Up to a maximum of 10 days turnaround [inc weekends but not bank hols]

We have 7 darkrooms for hire covering
formats from 35mm upto 10x8 for colour and B&W printing.



 

Use our darkroom online booking system to check availability of darkrooms.

Alternatively you can call 0207 7299292

Or email info@rapideye.uk.com to book a darkroom session.

Darkroom Workshop and Membership

There is no membership fee to join the darkroom although all newcomers will need to complete a darkroom workshop before being allowed to book any darkroom.

 

 

Darkroom Hire

Monday to Friday
Morning 9:30am - 1:30pm
Afternoon 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Sunday
Morning 11:00am - 2:00pm
Afternoon 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Digital C-type printing.

Perfect for snaps, editing, portfolios and print sales. You can order prints from your phone or your home PC or tablet using our online Smart Picture Creation App and pick up Instore.

Click below to download our Smart Picture Creation software.

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Hand printing.

A traditional hand print is made in the darkroom from a photographic negative. Services include hand prints to order, one-to-one printing, contact printing, hand print and scan packages.

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Scanning.

Film and Print master Scanning.

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Scanner booth rental.

Rent a private scanner booth which houses a fully colour managed Power Mac with a Wacom tablet and either a IMACON 848 Virtual Drum Film Scanner or a Flatbed Print Scanner Super A3 EPSON 10000xl.

We sell film.

All film sold is guaranteed fresh stock direct from the maker. We store film in fridges at below 10 degrees C this keeps it nice and fresh. Buying old or badly stored film is a risky business and not worth it, fine for experimenting if you don't mind disappointing results from time to time. For guaranteed results only buy fresh film.

 

PREPARATION

Allow 3hrs for the film to reach room temperature before shooting. Unfortunately we cannot accept film returns. This insurers we have a track record of where the film you buy has been.

PRICES

Please click below to download & keep our current quick view price list.



BOOK a darkroom
or scanning booth

Darkrooms Monday to Friday
Morning 9:30am - 1:30pm
Afternoon 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Weekdays Darkrooms are available in either 04.00 or 08.00 hour slots only.

Darkrooms Sunday
Morning 11:00am - 2:00pm
Afternoon 2:00pm - 5:00pm

On Sundays Darkrooms are available in either 03.00 or 06.00 hour slots only.
Darkrooms 2 & 3 are closed on Sundays.

Scanner Rentals Monday to Friday
9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Weekdays Scanner rentals are available in half hour slots upto 8 hours.

Scanner Rentals Sunday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

On Sundays Scanner rentals are available in half hour slots upto 5.5 hours.

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All prices shown ex VAT