They say that
memories are made

We exist to provide thoughtful services that are made to give photographers the highest quality and most well rounded return on their investment – their images.

Film Services

Professional film development and scanning services to process your photos and preserve your memories.

Print Services

Bring your photos to life with our high-quality and personalized printing services.
5/5
A very helpful and approachable lab and my scans were uploaded within 24 hours of them receiving my film! I’m not an expert, but the scans are very nice in my opinion.
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! I’m not an expert, but the scans are very nice in my opinion.
Edward Philip De Asis
5/5
love my scans and was surprised by how fast i got them! super easy and affordable process 🙂
McKenna White
5/5
love my scans and was surprised by how fast i got them! super easy and affordable process 🙂
McKenna White
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
Fast turnaround time + high-quality scans! Very reliable and I will definitely send more rolls soon.
Tim
5/5
Fast turnaround time + high-quality scans! Very reliable and I will definitely send more rolls soon.
Tim
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

Explore Our Shop

Shoot film, plant trees.

For every order placed, a tree will be planted. You shoot film, and you plant a tree… how awesome is that?

We are making our impact as a photo lab on the planet positive, recycling your single-use cameras, plastic, paper, and cardboard, safely disposing of chemical waste, planting trees, and funding solar plants + forest preservation efforts!

Image Credit: © Darcy Lynne Aders, All Rights Reserved

From Basement to Business – Processing Film for Photographers Everywhere

A multigenerational story that starts and continues on the love of everything analog, forming the foundation for Gelatin Labs.

Frequently Asked Questions

For our Customized ordering, for all the options your heart desires: Start Your Order Here

For our Simplified ordering: Start Your Order Here

Gelatin Labs develops:

  • 35mm, 120, Advantix, and other sizes by request.
  • Color C-41, E-6, and Black+White film.

For most C-41 color negative film, we process your film in an all-new, state-of-the-art Colenta roller transport machine. With the most pristine color accuracy and archival wash stages, your film is in the best of hands.

For expired film and disposables, we use a well maintained Noritsu V-30 film processor.

Black+White is hand developed using special, secret chemistry (Kodak brand).

E-6 Color Positive slide film is developed using our handy Jobo ATL1000.

We use DNP commercial printers to make our amazing dye-sublimation prints.

 

Most customers send film in bubble mailers via USPS. Media Mail is the most affordable service and is applicable to photographic materials.

We always appreciate customer doodles, Polaroids, and artwork as well. We’ll feature it on our Instagram!

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Gelatin Labs is putting creative control back into your hands. Our film scans will have a flexible tonal range, which means that highlights, midtones and shadows are preserved. This makes editing a breeze. We deliver large TIFF files by default, storing more color and tonal information from your negatives.

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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

    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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    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.