processing is a very diverse service. dr5 reverse-processes (producing B&W slides) over 19 existing B&W films including SCALA [discontinued - cold-store stock - 35mm still available in Germany] - SCALA is processed to higher specifications than the old AGFA process. dr5-processing for SCALA is superior to anyone who is attempting to process SCALA film. The dr5-lab is the only lab in the America's able to run SCALA - but as you will see, no longer need to use the SCALA film with dr5.  We run; 35mm ~ 11x14 & special runs of some cine films [on request]. Please email or call us if you have any questions about this service or the information on this page.   
First - use our site guide to the left to fully understand what we do & what dr5 is. 'The ABOUT' & 'CREATORS-STATMENT' are good places to start.NEWSERVICE REQUIREMENTS 
If you thought ALL B&W reversal processing was the same, take a look at these test images made with the ILFORD-PUBLISHED recipe for B&W-slides. Check out our new - ILFORD REVERSAL PROCESSING TEST - page.

Then, click here  dr5 FILM-REVIEW-DEV1     [Specialty DEV-2 service]
This will take you to the B&W films capable of running in dr5
. Look over the listed films. Each film type produces different qualities. Besides the different film types, each film type has PUSH-PULL quality changes.

Use this icon; to go to our ORDER WRITE-UP. This link is also at the bottom of most all our pages. Fill out the info required on this write-up; film-type, shot-iso, DEV-1or2, finishing, name-address-phone-email, payment-info, required shipping. ALL ORDERS MUST INCLUDE A WRITE-UP, Your order might be delayed without it.
It is also important to tell us your shooting iso. In most cases the factory iso is unimportant. The iso you choose is the iso that film becomes.

It is important to read the text on the film-review pages. Understand that these films must now be treated as slide films. No longer are they negative films when you request dr5 processing. Important to understand is to forget how you know all the B&W films, as you have known them to be, negative films. THESE ARE NEW FILMS TO YOU, as dr5 changes them from the negative counterpart. It is also important to tell us your shooting iso.

 NOTE: Use this icon; to go to the 'RATE STRUCTURE' page. This page explains PUSH processing
 rates. In the FILM-REVIEW pages we determine what is normal for that particular film-type in the dr5-process.
 The STRUCTURE page will help you determine the PUSH charges above the normal iso for that film.
 We do not charge extra for 'PULL' processing. Below is the "dr5-NORMAL" iso pricing

dr5 NORMAL ISO - 120 roll - most all BW films & SCALA $14.50
dr5 NORMAL ISO - 35mm - most all BW films & SCALA $15.40 mounting - $3.50 per roll
dr5 NORMAL ISO - 4x5 $4.25  
dr5 NORMAL ISO - 8x10 $9.85  

Go to left site-guide and click on the "
CURRENT RATES" icon. There you will find a complete price list for all our services.

dr5processing are, finishing; 35mm mounting, film sleeving, scanning; low and high-res, shipping choices. These are listed on the the order WRITE-UP page.

Be sure to take care in sending in your film. Best is a small box to protect the film. X-ray has not been a concern  in shipping, but it cant hurt to write "UN-PROCESSED-FILM" on your packages if  you have apprehension. See the ADVISORY link below for recent changes to our production schedule. PRODUCTION & RATE CHANGES.

NOTE ON PRODUCTION: dr5 is a highly specialized photo-process. We give absolute attention to excellence. On some occasions you might experience delays in service. There are reasons this might occur. Our leading amount of delay is Quality control & volume. WE WILL NOT sacrifice getting orders out if Quality is compromised. Please be patient if this occurs. Rush & deadline service is available.

The dr5 process is a highly customized process. Quality control is very tenuous and precise. We will not put our clients film in hams way, for any reason. We make every effort to meet deadlines, and we will bend over backwards to provide a required delivery. If by some circumstance our controls are off, QUALITY will reside over DELIVERY. Volume will also cause delays. Quality we feel sets us apart from any other lab. We will not run your film unless EVERYTHING in the production process is perfect. The same rules apply for our other services.
Check out our new - ILFORD REVERSAL PROCESSING TEST - page.


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