view cart
Items: 0 Total: £0.00
currency
EuroPound SterlingUS Dollar

Send us FILM or FILES

Send us FILM

Send your film with our
FREE post label!
FREE Mailing bags!

Just print off the Label now!
or Click here for more information

Send us FILES

Click here to send us files

At Ag Photolab


off all orders over £50!
automatically applied at checkout

 


Delivery from only £2.88
Click here for more information


TRACKED Courier Collect & Return available now! for important orders
Click here for more information

Keep in Touch!

Join Our Facebook Group  Follow us on Twitter  Read Our Blog  You Tube Video

Payments accepted

Call in Person

Personal callers welcome at our premises in Birmingham. See contact page.

Prints at Ag PHOTO LAB 
3 types of Professional Quality Prints:

C-Type | Digital Silver Gelatin | Giclee

 
C-Type Photographic Prints from Digital or Film                  
C-Type are true photographic prints, and offer the most outstanding professional silver based archival print.
Made by exposing light to genuine photographic paper, which is then processed in traditional chemistry to reveal the image, C-Type prints are "continuous tone" - ie. colour is step-less and this means 18 million colours per square inch. As the image is formed in the paper emulsion, the images have a depth to them missing from ink and dye based print systems. C-Types also have very robust handling properties, resisting scratching and marks and do not suffer metmerism (reflection of light off ink, always a concern with any ink based print).

We expose digital images with the use of red, green and blue lasers with either the Noritsu 3704HD or Cymbolic Sciences LIGHTJET printers. Paper choice from Ag Photolab for C-Type is one of the most comprehensive in the UK:


Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Type DPII MATTE
A classic photographic matte surface with some sheen,a smooth surface and no surface texture. A very safe choice. DPII is Fujifilm's finest general purpose paper type and the established market leader. Superb d-max and a super bright white base.


Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Type DPII GLOSS
Gloss is ideal for prints requiring the additional punch of the enhanced contrast and d-max a gloss paper gives. This is a classic gloss surface and especially recommended for colourful images. 
DPII is Fujifilm's finest general purpose paper type and the established market leader. Superb d-max and a super bright white base.
 
Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Type DPII SILK
Silk was a very popular surface in the 1970's and features a micro dimpled surface texture. This is a superb paper where a high level of handling is likely to take place as it is extremely robust and resists finger prints incrediby well. Very popular with some of our trade customers, and in particular those binding the prints into photo books. Note: Due to some variations in availabiltiy, we may substitute with Kodak's equivilent paper, Endura Premier Silk.

 
Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Type H VELVET NEW
A new addition to the Fuji range of professional silver halide papers, Velvet offers something previously unavailable: a deep matte surface similar to fine art matte giclee papers, but in a silver halide C-type paper. Despite it's deep matte, it offers an extremely tough, finger print and scratch resistant. We have been amazed how robust this paper is, meaning much lower risk of damage during handling.

 
Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Type H CANVAS NEW
Another new addition to the range of silver halide, the paper features a canvas effect surface texture meaning it is now possible to have C-Type 'canvas' media. Ideal where you want all the atributes of the finest silver print in a canvas.

 
Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional FUJIFLEX Ultra Gloss
An incredible silver halide print media with an untearble, incredibly robust, polyester base and a glass-like ultra gloss surface with zero texture. This material resembles very closely the look of Cibachrome / Ilfochrome. Images have an amazing depth to them and is matched by no other photographic media.

 
Kodak Professional Endura METALLIC
A very special paper with a unique iridiscence, often copied but nothing comes close to the real thing. Manufacturers have tried to emulate this paper with inkjet media and can't get anywhere close to the original.

 
Kodak Professional TRANSPARENCY Duratrans & Duraclear
For the ultimate in photographic presentation, Duratrans / Duraclear is a silver halide print media designed for back lighting where the very highest quality is demanded. Imagine turning your image into a massive film slide!

 
Other C-Type media:
Fujicolor Crystal Archive WRITABLE Semi-Matte (available by request)
Fujicolor Crystal Archive PEARL (available by request)
Kodak Professional Endura Premier MATTE (available by request)
Kodak Professional Endura Premier GLOSS (available by request)

 
More information:
Kodak Endura webpage Click here
Fuji Crystal Archive webpage Click here


Sizes available for C-Type:
Any size print, up to 50" inch width x 120" length


All prints for our film process & print packages are C-Type prints.

Digital Silver Gelatin
Traditional black and white silver gelatin prints, made in the darkroom, offer the ultimate in image permanence and desirablility. However, traditionally, silver gelatin prints could only be made where a film negative was available. It is now possible to expose traditional silver gelatin paper, specially optimised and formulated by Ilford, with laser in the Lightjet printer, and thereby offer the digital photographer the possibility of silver gelatin prints from a digital file.

Latest news July 2016
We are currently installing a dedicated B&W paper processor which means we are now getting very close to offering exposure of digital images to ILFORD silver gelatin paper, allowing the photographer the ultimate print from a digital file, be that image originated digitally, or from a scanned film negative.


Fine Art (Giclee) Prints                    
"Giclee" is the name given to top quality inkjet. We print onto a specially chosen range of fine art papers from Hahnemühle, Harman and Fotospeed. We only use genuine Canon inks in the range topping iPF8400 12 ink printers. Paper choice for Giclee prints includes:

Hahnemühle Photo Rag® 308
Best selling paper in the Hahnemühle digital range, Photo Rag® has a 100% cotton rag base and features a very smooth flat matt surface.

Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl 285
Ideal where a low gloss pearl surface is required. As is typical with increased sheen, the print is capable of higher contrast than would be possible with the deep matt of Photo Rag. 100% alpha-cellulose base.

Hahnemühle German Etching® 310
A heavy, 100% alpha-celluose base paper, with a smooth matt and delicate surface texture - this paper is equally suited to reproduction of paintings and drawings as it is fine art photographic images.

Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta 315
The delicate gloss surface has a similar level of sheen to traditional B&W silver gelatin fibre based photographic paper. The surface also features a very fine texture. Images have an excellent depth to them. 100% cotton base.

Harman Gloss Baryta Warmtone 320
This paper is coated by Harman, the people behind the incredible range of traditional black and white film and papers. Designed to resemble a traditional fibre based silver gelatin paper, the surface is super smooth gloss with a lower sheen than a typical resin coated gloss photo paper. 100% alpha-cellulose base.

Fotospeed Platinum Etching 285
Featuring a textured surface, this paper is ideal for reproduction of paintings, drawings and other artwork, but also for fine art photography where a delicate velvet surface is desired and the paper has been endorsed by photographer Charlie Waite in this respect.

Fotospeed Natural Soft Textured Bright White 310
A 100% cotton base and a fine surface texture make this paper idea for landscapes or portraits. Also at home with the reporduction of artwork.


Other papers available by request, but may be subject to volume or minimum order quantity.
 

Visit our sister site, Ag Photographic, for a huge range of Film, Paper, Chemistry and Darkroom Products.