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Traditional Black & White processing for black and white film. Films are normally marked simply “black and white”. Click here for help identifying film.
- Correct and accurate development times are given to each film, fine tuned for our combination of developer type and methods. This is critically important with black and white processing.
- Very high levels of processing consistency. Customers are able to expose their black and white films repeatedly, and with confidence, for optimum results – safe in the knowledge our processing is exactly the same order to order.
- Best possible grain structure, shadow detail and contrast are obtained from our chosen developer (Ilford ILFOTEC DD) which offers a superb all round balance of fine grain, emulsion speed and sharpness.
- We use a dip and dunk type processor for black and white, built new for us and installed in 2021. Dip and dunk enables the finest possible quality in processing.
Watch our video: How we dip and dunk process your black and white film:
IMPORTANT: accuracy of your film exposure; film quality (best before date, storage, age), lens and camera quality / operation can have a very significant impact on the resulting scan or print quality. We encourage customers to experiment with films at their stated speed (ISO) and to avoid pushing film unless required for lighting conditions. It is best to reduce as many variables as possible with black and white, and sticking to the same film speed and film type for a period of time is very helpful to novice photographers and those looking to develop their skills as it means a benchmark is established against which you can make judgments.