📍Dropping off film?
📍Dropping off film?
☕️ Café Kitsune, Brooklyn, NYC
☕️ Café Kitsune, Brooklyn, NYC
🖼️ CSM Art & Frame, Chatham, NJ
🖼️ CSM Art & Frame, Chatham, NJ
🍦Starland Strange & Bazaar, Savannah, GA
🍦Starland Strange & Bazaar, Savannah, GA
🎞️ Gelatin Labs HQ, Maplewood, NJ
🎞️ Gelatin Labs HQ, Maplewood, NJ
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Film Developing By Mail

No matter where you live, ship your photographic film to Gelatin Labs for developing, scanning, and printing. We can process 35mm, 120 (medium format), disposable cameras, and sheet film, as well as most popular film formats and sizes. Our simplified service is particularly useful for individuals who do not have access to a local lab, and enjoy receiving their scans digitally. Place your order on our website, pack up your film, and then we handle the rest. If you opt to receive your negatives and prints back, we’ll ship them out to you after your scans have been sent. We provide various services like mail in film developing, and mail order film developing.

Starting from $14

Best Way To Develop Films: In Gelatin Labs We Trust

In the pre-digital days, photography was solely a physical process, from start to finish. You’d purchase your film at a brick and mortar shop, load up your camera, and document life without the modern distractions our digital devices bombard us with. A simpler and more magical experience.

In the digital era, film photography has become a breath of fresh air for artists, professionals, and hobbyists around the world.

While the process of film processing in mail, everyone should experience on their artistic journey at some point along the way, it’s best to leave the process up to a professional lab. When using Gelatin Labs, you can safely rely on our turnaround, attention to detail, customer service, and quality of processing. Every roll is treated with care and attention.

About Gelatin Labs

Gelatin Labs is the best mail in film developing service known for its top-notch customer service, quality processing, and love for all things film photography. We have been offering online film development services since 2018, working with thousands of enthusiasts, professionals and the in-between across the United States and Canada.

We excel in mail order film processing and scanning film with a flexible tonal range. Your film scans will be delivered with well-preserved highlights, mid-tones, and shadows.

Choose from our two ordering methods, which are catered to your experience with our lab, and comfort with the processes of film photography.

Simplified

DEVELOP + SCAN • PRINT

  • Streamlined options for quick checkout
  • Choose the look & feel of your images

Starts at $19

Customized

DEVELOP • SCAN • PRINT

  • Expanded film types, options, services
  • SuperPro hi-res scans
  • Get full control over customization

Starts at $14

5/5
Love that the scans are flat and enormous. I received my scans in less than 24 hours. So happy to have a local lab for all my film processing needs.
Melissa Efrus
5/5
Love that the scans are flat and enormous. I received my scans in less than 24 hours. So happy to have a local lab for all my film processing needs.
Melissa Efrus
5/5
I was very impressed with the scans... and the turnaround time... Was well worth it and this will be my go to lab from now on!
Parker Rowberry
5/5
I was very impressed with the scans... and the turnaround time... Was well worth it and this will be my go to lab from now on!
Parker Rowberry
5/5
A very helpful and approachable lab and my scans were uploaded within 24 hours of them receiving my film!
Edward Philip De Asis
5/5
A very helpful and approachable lab and my scans were uploaded within 24 hours of them receiving my film!
Edward Philip De Asis
5/5
Super impressed with the quality of my film scans. Would highly recommend Gelatin Labs for those who want high-quality scans that offer flexibility for editing.
Nelson Nabua
5/5
Super impressed with the quality of my film scans. Would highly recommend Gelatin Labs for those who want high-quality scans that offer flexibility for editing.
Nelson Nabua
5/5
I'm blown away by Gelatin Labs for their professionalism, and young fresh take on a photography Lab. They make everything so easy! Their scans are to die for! Thank you 🙂
Megan Oxley
5/5
I'm blown away by Gelatin Labs for their professionalism, and young fresh take on a photography Lab. They make everything so easy! Their scans are to die for! Thank you 🙂
Megan Oxley

How To Send Your Film Developing Order

Start by configuring your order. Select the services you need for the film you have on our Customized process, or take our Simplified route for a streamlined approach.

Select your Return Shipping options and check out.

Write your order number down and include it in a package with your film. Use ample packing material or padding to keep your film safe. Ship to the address in our Contact page.

Await your film’s arrival to the lab, and look out for emails that will keep you updated on order status, scans, and shipping. Thanks for using Gelatin Labs!

Frequently Asked Questions

Before sending film via our mail order film developing service, there are certain things you should know. To learn more, refer to the FAQ section below.

Mail-in film developing is a service offered by Gelatin Labs that allows you to send your exposed film rolls through the mail to a processing lab for development. Gelatin labs will then develop your film and either send back your negatives and prints or provide digital scans of your photos.

To use a mail-in film developing service like Gelatin Labs, you’ll typically need to order a film developing kit online or by phone. The kit will usually include instructions for how to package and ship your film, along with any necessary forms or labels. You’ll then need to mail your film to us, Gelatin labs by either using a pre-paid shipping label or by paying for postage yourself. Once we receive your film, we will develop it according to your specifications and send back your negatives, prints, or digital scans.

The processing time for mail-in film developing can vary depending on the lab you use and the level of service you choose. Gelatin Labs offer expedited processing for an additional fee, while others may take several weeks to process your film. It’s important to check Gelatin Lab’s processing times and shipping policies before sending in your film to avoid any surprises. Additionally Gelatin labs strive to process your film the very day we receive your package and again we deliver it to you as soon as possible. Furthermore, we offer our processing services at a reasonable cost to make our service available to everyone.

The mail-in film developing service by Gelatin Labs can process a wide variety of film types, including black-and-white, color negative, and slide (or transparency) films. Gelatin Labs may also be able to process specialty films like infrared or expired films, although these may require additional processing or handling fees.

There are many different companies that offer mail-in film developing, so it’s important to do your research and choose a reputable lab such as Gelatin Labs that will provide high-quality results. Look for reviews and recommendations from other photographers, and consider factors like processing times, pricing, and the types of services offered (such as prints, digital scans, or image correction). For convenience, you can also review the official website of Gelatin Labs to learn more about what you will be getting from our end. You may also want to check the lab’s policies on lost or damaged film, as well as their shipping and handling procedures to ensure your film stays safe during transit.

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    Drop Off Locations

    The Map Building

    Maplewood, NJ

    Hours: 24/7/365

    515 Valley St.
    Maplewood, NJ 07040

    CSM Art & Frame

    Chatham, NJ

    Hours: 24/7/365

    295 Main Street
    (Carriage House),
    Chatham Township,
    NJ 07928

    Café Kitsuné, Boerum Hill

    Brooklyn, NY

    Hours: Monday-Sunday: 8am-8pm

    112 Bond St
    Brooklyn, NY 11217

    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.
    Print Form

    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

    Scanned contact sheet

    See your sprockets!

    How do I drop-off my film?

    1. After placing your order, you’ll receive a confirmation number.

    2. Our dropbox is located to the left of the main entrance to the Map Building. Put film in a securely sealed bag or box, or use one of our envelopes provided if necessary. Write the order number on the bag.

    3. Drop film in top section of box, and we’ll handle the rest!

    4. If you’d like your negatives back, make sure to order ‘Return Shipping’ at checkout.

    CSM ART & FRAME • CHATHAM, NJ

    How do I drop-off my film?

    1. When placing your order, select “Return Shipping” if you’d like your negatives back, or ordered prints. Pickup is not available from this location.
    2. Include your order number with your film in a securely sealed bag.
    3. Drop in our dedicated dropbox, along the path from CSM Art & Frame to the Chatham, NJ train station.
    4. After being emailed your scans, or notified that your order is ready for pickup.
    Café Kitsuné, Boerum Hill • BROOKLYN, NY

    How do I drop-off my film?

    1. When placing your order, select “Return Shipping” if you’d like your negatives back, or ordered prints. Pickup is not available from this location.

    2. Include your order number with your film in a securely sealed bag.

    3. Drop in our dedicated dropbox, located inside the café, available during posted hours. Ask for assistance if you need help locating it.