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How to Send Your Film for Development: A Simple Guide

Capturing memories on film has a particular enchantment in today’s digital-dominated society. Many photographers treasure the nostalgia and realism of film photography. You’ve come to the right place if you’re new to film photography or need a refresher on shipping your film for development. This guide will lead you through the two primary alternatives for …

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Why Local Film Developing Matters for Photographers

In today’s fast-paced world, where everything is just a click away, photography has also gone through a significant change. Digital cameras and smartphones have replaced traditional film cameras, and instant gratification has become the norm. However, film photography still holds a special place in the hearts of many photographers who value the art form and …

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Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Darkroom • WASHINGTON, DC

Available Starting 11/27/23!

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!

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):

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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.



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



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

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See your sprockets!