Old Film Processing and Printing

We at Fotostation are experts in Processing of ANY film ever made. We can process still and movie film. You can also visit www.oldfilmprocessing.com

We process any film ever produced, below are some but not all are listed.

Disc film, 127, 126 or 110 format film, Kodachrome, Kodacolor-X, Kodacolor II, Ektachrome-X,High Speed Ektachrome, Kodachrome II, Agfacolor CN17, CNS or CT18, TriFCA, Verichrome Pan, Minox, Infrared film process AR5, Super-XX, Panatomic-X, Selochrome, HP3, HP4, FP3, Gratispool, Prinzcolor, Dufaycolor, Fujicolor N100 and R100, Sakuracolor, Anscochrome, Orwo NC21 and UT18, Gevaert Gevacolor R5 and N5, Agfa Dia-Direct, Agfa Scala,Fujichrome 100ix APS film, Infra-red film, Technical Pan, Unprocessed old Cine film, and many more.

The various films have these proceses, C-41a , E-4, E-3, E-2 , E-6 , C-41A, K-11,K-12, K-14 ,c22, AR

Please note we continue to process Kodachrome films but only as a B&W and prints

 


Please use the Mail order form by clicking on the link below to download and  there in you will find the cost and various options available. If you have it we can process it. Infact there is no need to ask. You can confidently sed it in.

 

order form

You might ask what are the success rates in getting images. A lot depends on the storage, age and type of film. In the main many of the people who seek to get the old films have generally come in to it too late usually while rummaging through after someone who has passed away or when having a clear out.  So it very difficult to know the provenance of it. But in the main we would catergorise it as thus.....

 

Very Poor    for the most part you can make out what is on the film but identifying people can be a challenge because of poor definition contrarst etc. Unless you inspect the negatives very closely they will appear blank.  Mottling, edge fogging, spider webbing, extreme graininess are normal.                                         

We don't like it as it seems all the work was for nothing and we do our best to avoid having film turn out this way but it does happen  fortunately it is not always the case.
But strangely enough many of our customers are quiet happy  when film comes out like this for it holds lasting nostalgic memories of possibly some late relative .We are not aware of the content or of the possible end image quality until we scan the negative and
put it through Photoshop.  It is more difficult to scan these horrible negatives and we don't make judgements on the subject of the image so it some times looks like we have provided images which at first sight may not mean much to a stranger but to the customer probably it holds memories.  Some of the films that  usually produce very poor results are very poor

 

  •                GAF brand film in a cassette (126, 35mm) with a purple label
  •            Kodachrome greater than 50 years old (no suffix such as an x,II,40 or 64)
  •            Triple Print blue label
  •            Kodak Disc film Generation 6
  •            Fuji Disc Generation 1
  •            Any film that has been stored for a long period of time in hot conditions (attics, storage sheds, cars)

              
    

    Poor — You can easily identify people and places but the images are very harsh and grainy.

 

  •     Kodacolor-X cassettes (126, 35mm)
  •     Kodacolor II cassettes (126, 35mm, 110)
  •     Kodak Disc Film generations 1 to 7 (6 is the worst)
  •     Kodak Ektachrome E-2 and E-4 process film
  •     Kodachrome greater than 50 years old (no suffix such as an x,II,40 or 64)
  •     Triple Print green label
  •     Triple Print black label
  •     B&W film greater than 60 years old
  •     Color film greater than 20 years old process by client request into color
  •     Fuji Brand films greater than 30 years old   

     Fair — Pictures are clear and easy to look at but not perfect. They may be lower contrast and have problems with blemishes and edge fogging.

  •     Kodacolor-X (roll or cassette)
  •     Kodacolor II (roll or cassette)
  •     Kodachrome II
  •     Kodachrome-X
  •     Kodachrome 40 & 64
  •     Ansco Allweather
  •     Ektachrome E-4 process film
  •     Triple Print V
  •     Triple Print VI
  •     Kodak Disc Film Generations 1, 5, 7, 8
  •     3M or Scotch brand (all formats)
  •     Kodak Verichrome (not pan)
  •     Kodak Verichrome Pan
  •     Triple Print 126 pink label
  •     Triple Print 126 green label
  •     Agfa Plenachrome
  •     Agfa Ultrachrome

     Good — The pictures aren’t perfect but they are completely acceptable. They may appear grainier than a normal new film.


Films less than 15 years old stored in cool conditions

  •     Any Kodak brand B&W film newer than 50 years old
  •     Kodak Verichrome Pan
  •     Kodak Tri-X
  •     Kodak Plus-X
  •     Kodak Kodacolor-X
  •     Kodachrome 64
  •     Kodachrome 40   

     Very Good — Little difference between it and the quality of the pictures from a brand new film.

  •     Films less than 15 years old stored in cool conditions
  •     Any Kodak brand B&W film newer than 50 years old
  •     Kodak Verichrome Pan
  •     Kodak Tri-X
  •     Kodak Plus-X
  •     Kodak Kodacolor-X
  •     Kodachrome 64
  •     Kodachrome 40


What ever, the results most of our patrons are very curious and hold a lot of sentimental value to the images that come out. and we try our best to get the most of it. We have gained  vast experience in processing the films, individually and our lab technicians have built a database of processing information for all types of films and of all ages.

Our Technicians follow these steps to deliver the best result possible.

1. Identify the film, possible age etc and then Batch them.

2. Each film is then developed in batches manually based on the specifucation that we have built up to handle each particular film

3. The negatives are then scanned and given a "Quick Auto Digital correction"

4. After this we then do a manual correction in Photoshop for the more experienced digital technician to work his magic.

5. The images is now ready for Printing.

The entire exercise is done in such a manner that you get the best salvaged result. Most films are done in B&W with exceptionof KodakcolourX and Disc films and 110 C41. However even these if its poor we may choose to do it B&W even if its grainy in order to obatin a Viable image.

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