Film Developing & Photo Scanning

Why Film Photography Can Benefit Every Photographer

In this issue, Jakob Lilja-Ruiz, aka @Portra_Papi, shares his thoughts around how film photography offers unique benefits for photographers. He argues that its constraints, like cost per exposure, encourage a deliberate approach to image-making, fostering creativity and quality. He believes embracing film can enrich both artistic expression and technical proficiency, making it a valuable tool […]

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Should You Edit Your Film?

In this issue, Jakob Lilja-Ruiz, aka @Portra_Papi, delves into the age-old question of whether or not to edit your film scans. He touches on the history of photography and how analog methods have transitioned into digital manipulation, ultimately arguing that it is important to understand how scanners process color differently and how to correct your

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Where to Develop Your Film: Best Mail-in Photo Labs

In today’s digital age, the art of film photography is often overlooked. However, there is still a thriving community of photographers who prefer the look and feel of film, whether for personal or professional projects. For those photographers living in New York City, there are plenty of options when it comes to film developing. In

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How to find the right film-scanning service that suits your needs?

Film photography may seem like a thing of the past, but there are still many photographers who prefer the unique look and feel of film over digital. However, in order to use these film photographs in a digital age, they need to be scanned into a digital format. This is where film-scanning services come in.

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Introduction to photo developing

Gelatin Labs is a company that specializes in photo development using traditional techniques such as black-and-white film processing and hand-printing. They offer various services for photographers and artists looking for high-quality and unique results in their photographic work. In this article, we will introduce you to the world of photo development by Gelatin Labs. What

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An Overview of the Film Development

If you’re passionate about filmmaking, you know that creating a successful film takes more than just a good idea. It requires careful planning, strategic development, and creative execution. That’s where film development comes in. In this article, we’ll provide a comprehensive overview of what film development entails, including the different stages of the process, the

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How do I drop off my film?

1. Place your film order on gelatinlabs.com – select ‘Return Shipping’ at checkout’ to get negatives returned (and prints, if you ordered them).

2. Envelopes for your order are provided over the counter. Write your name and order number, and load film rolls inside.

3. Hand over your envelope to a Knickerbocker team member.

Your film will head to Gelatin Labs every Monday and Thursday!

How do I drop-off my film?

1. Place your film order on gelatinlabs.com – select ‘Ship Negatives’ to get negatives returned (and prints, if you ordered them).

2. Our box is located near the exit of the coffee shop. Take an envelope (or your own ziploc), bag up your film, and write your order number. Your film will head to Gelatin Labs!

How do I drop-off my film?

1. At the front entrance, buzz in to be let inside.

2. The Gelatin drop-off box is directly across from the front desk. Place your order via the QR code on the box. Select ‘Ship Negatives’ to get negatives (and prints, if you ordered them) returned.

3. Take an envelope (or your own ziploc) from the front desk, bag up your film, and write your order number. Your film will head to Gelatin Labs!

Turnarounds

At Gelatin Labs, quality is our main priority for every order. Our team keeps film moving through the lab as efficiently as possible, but estimates are not guaranteed. 

Current FLEXIBLE TURNAROUND Estimates:

Order size and options chosen affect turnaround time.

Small orders (5 rolls or less) with fewer options (up to Pro Level scans) take less time. Larger orders (6 rolls or more) with more options (including SuperPro scans) will take longer.

For faster, guaranteed timelines, use our Fast Pass ⚡️ service.

Print With Gelatin Labs

Fill out the form below and our team will get back to you via email with a link for you to upload your images.
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Please choose your print size(s):

Finish Preference

It’s Time To Get Printing!

Whatever type of work you create, the Gelatin Labs Print Upload will render beautiful, archival prints that will enable you to bring your art off of your screen and into the realm of physical existence. The process is simple: select your print size, upload your images, and pick from three distinct finishes!

8x10 inch

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4x6 inch

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Start Your Film Order

Welcome to Gelatin Labs, your trusted partner for all your film photography needs! We recognize that each photographer has their unique preferences, which is why we are excited to introduce two remarkable options to cater to your individual needs: Simplified and Customized.

Simplified

DEVELOP + SCAN • PRINT

  • Streamlined options for quick checkout
  • Choose the look & feel of your images
  • Less options for an uncomplicated experience

Customized

DEVELOP • SCAN • PRINT

  • Expanded customization for film types, options, services
  • Upgrade to SuperPro hi-res scans
  • More options for the more advanced user

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