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ABOUT FILM:

 

Does FotoTechnika Develop Film?

Yes

 

Does FotoTechnika Sell Film?

Not at this time.

 

What types of film does FotoTechnika process?

We process color negative film (C41) and B&W negative film. We send color transparency/slide film (E6) to a nearby lab in Gainesville, Fl.

 

Can FotoTechnika develop Kodachrome?

No. On December 31, 2010 the last roll of Kodachrome was processed by Dwaynes Photo in Parsons, Kansas. The process is no longer available anywhere.

 

What if it's old film?

Old film is often salvageable, especially B&W. Aged color film may have an odd color cast, but sometimes produces B&W images well. Some processes like C22, E3, SCALAand motion picture films such as Signature and Seattle FilmWorks may still be handled by specialty labs, best found by internet detective work.

 

What sizes of film does FotoTechnika develop?

Standard roll sizes 35mm, 120 and 220; vintage roll sizes 110, 126 and 127; sheet film: 4x5 & 4x10. We'll even process 8x10 for a phenomenal fee.

 

ABOUT SCANS:

 

How does FotoTechnika scan roll film?

FotoTechnika uses a Noritsu digital minilab high-speed film scanner to produce digital files from standard 35mm or medium format (120/220) film. Color negatives and B&W negatives on orange-base film that have imperfections from lint and scratches on the base side can usually be cleaned up automatically by Digital ICE image correction software.

 

Can other sizes of developed film also be scanned?

Our Epson flatbed graphic art scanner is ideal for medium and large format, including vintage film sizes up to 8x10 and 11x14 sheets. Our bulk slide scanner is ideal for large quantities of mounted 35mm slides.

 

Can FotoTechnika scan photos?

Yes, from locket-size to poster size. Note that FotoTechnika observes applicable copyright laws.

 

What kind of scans are available from film?

Scans are available in different resolutions, based on the required output size. FotoTechnika's standard format is RGB mode, and routinely saves scans as either jpegs or tifs, per customer preference. Digital image files can be saved on CD or customer-supplied digital media, such as thumb drives, SD cards or external hard drives.

 

ABOUT PRINTS:

 

What size prints are available from digital files?

Standard proof sizes are either 4x5.5 or 4x6. Our Noritsu minilab can print up to 8x16.5 and our wide format Canon can print as large as 60 by over 8. Note that the quality of the final print is dictated by the resolution of the digital file.

 

Does FotoTechnika make corrections to small photo prints or just print as is proofs?

Each print can be individually analyzed for density, color and contrast, whether from digital files or film. Red-eye, sharpening, and cropping can be accomplished by customer request and may incur extra cost.

 

What type of paper is used for FotoTechnika's small photographic prints?

Most small prints are produced on Fuji Crystal Archive paper, which has passed tests for archival quality and longevity exceeding 40 years.

 

How is photographic paper different from inkjet paper?

True photographic (silver halide) paper is a light sensitive material that is exposed to lasers and then processed in photographic chemicals to produce the image. Inkjet paper has coating on it to make it receptive to ink, which is sprayed onto the coated paper. There are several ink types such as dye, pigmented, latex and solvent, but only pigmented ink has been certified for archival printing. Unless the particular types of paper and ink have been tested for longevity or for their specific use together, it is possible that the inks will change color or fade, or otherwise deteriorate.

 

What is a giclée?

The term giclée (zhee-CLAY) is contrived and actually comes from a French word that means to spray, so the definition is open-ended enough to cover any kind of inkjet print. Our giclées are prints on specially treated canvas or fine art (watercolor) paper using specially formulated pigmented inks. Unlike our photographic papers, giclée materials can usually be coated with a UV protectant for archival stability.

 

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