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#1 Nojus Drasutis

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 01:58 PM

Hi,

I was told by a colleague that there are no labs in Europe doing contact prints?

Is that true?

Thanks


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#2 Michael Rodin

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 03:18 PM

Mosfilm might be still doing contact prints. At least a couple years ago, if I'm not mistaken, they had working printers, a timing suite and ECP processing.


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#3 Arthur Benoit Lambrecht

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 03:19 PM

Hi,

I now that you can do it in France, Belgium, Germany...


Edited by Arthur Benoit Lambrecht, 26 November 2017 - 03:20 PM.

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#4 Wilfried E. Keil

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 03:26 PM

There are still some labs left, but do not trust the laboratory directory of the website of Kodak.

 

For 16mm and 35mm prints:

 

Germany:

TF Cine Nova, Wiesbaden

Andec Film, Berlin

 

Belgium:

DeJonghe Film

 

Italy:

Movie and Sound, Florence

 

For 35mm prints:

 

Italy:

Augustus Color, Rom

L`Immagine Ritrovata, Bologna

 

UK:

Cinelab, London

 

 

I am sure there are some more.

But these are the ones, where I know that they are saying, that they still offer this service.


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#5 Nojus Drasutis

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 05:44 PM

Thank you all!


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#6 Simon Wyss

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 02:53 AM

Still have the 16mm step contact printer from my former lab (1999‒2008) together with

the light control system Memochrome we developed and put in service in 2007.

 

Plans are to reopen a lab here. What’s your mileage?


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#7 Nojus Drasutis

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 04:04 AM

Maybe in future this would be really interesting. For now, I need to create a contact print for 35mm 4perf negatives (~2000m/~6560ft)


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#8 Simon Wyss

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 06:48 AM

I can offer you 35mm step contact one-light copy on a Matipo Debrie, full frame or Academy.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 05:53 AM

Italy:

Movie and Sound, Florence

 

Has anyone else had any experience with this lab, I tried their Black Friday developing deals this Spring and ended up never getting my hard drive or developed film back (they screwed up the return shipping: sent with Italian post with non working tracking service which transferred it to who know else which transferred it to UPS and UPS did not send me the changed tracking number nor send any notifications for delivery attempts so I could not get the shipment the first time... then it was returned to Film and Sound and they refused to send it back to me unless I would pay them another 35euros for another shipping try (the shipping error was clearly their fault so I wanted them to pay the 2nd try and charge UPS for the error... ) . ended up in conflict with them with getting all caps emails and never getting my stuff back which was already fully paid for including shipping and everything) . I was just wondering at the time if their "lab" is some kind of Italian Mafia's web scam or if there really is a pro lab there developing film for real customers....

especially when the developing took close to 3 months plus shipping and communication problems with customer service etc   :unsure:


Edited by aapo lettinen, 28 November 2017 - 06:04 AM.

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#10 Simon Wyss

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:10 AM

The lab was/is run by Marco Pagni who is engaged with Film Ferrania. https://www.paginema...irenze-srl.html

 

He seems to be overwhelmed by the new task. Film Ferrania most probably buys chemicals through Movie and Sound. Typical italian entanglement


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#11 Vladimir Cazacu

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 10:25 PM

Cinelabs Bucharest still does Contact Prints.


Edited by Vladimir Cazacu, 01 December 2017 - 10:25 PM.

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#12 Adrian Bull

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 04:22 AM

I can confirm we are still doing 35mm prints at Cinelab London
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