WE TAKE NEGATIVES SERIOUSLY!
One of the major advantages of our 35mm negatives is that they can be printed by virtually any photo lab in the world, and can be scanned with common equipment. Since 1991 we have refined our 35mm negative balance (both B&W and Color) to the optimum quality obtainable. Since most photo labs charge extra for printing from a single 35mm frame, and some machine printers will eat a single frame, all of our negatives are cut to a minimum of 2 frames in length. Images are sized slightly smaller than standard 35mm negatives to reduce the amount of cropping during printing.
Archival 4k 35mm negatives
Archive your Digital photos before they're lost forever.
Digital cameras are great things. for just a few hundred dollars they have enough resolution to make them a great tool. But a generation of photography will be lost unless you do something to preserve it in as many ways as you can. Negatives are still one of the best ways to do just that. Here are some of the answers to common questions:
Q) Doesn't putting my images on film defeat the purpose of my digital camera?
A) Not at all. Digital cameras allow you to work like a pro. Shoot 200 photos of your son's soccer game without the expense of film or printing. Take the best 30 shots and let us save them to film for you.
Q) I made prints with my inkjet printer. Do I really need negatives too?
A) Most inkjet printers use ink and paper that will fade in a short period of time. Properly stored photographic negatives will last well over 200 years.
Q) Will the negatives have the same resolution as my files?
A) Actually they will be a higher resolution. The original file is scaled up to fill the full 35mm film frame. Negatives from the film recorder are the equivalent of 33.6 megapixels. This resolution is actually more if you consider that digital cameras actually use separate red green and blue pixels to create the image, while the film recorder has a complete 24 million color capability for each pixel on the film. These negatives will produce prints far exceeding anything that can be done on any other type of printer.
Q) Why not just archive everything onto a CD ROM and put it away in a safe place?
A) You should do that too. But you really should guarantee that the best pictures will be around for your grand kids. Negatives insure that they will.
Q) Traditional photography is dead. Why should I have negatives?
A) Traditional silver photography may someday be gone. But even after that happens, you will still be able to scan a negative to a digital format. Contrast that with hundreds of disk and tape formats from only a few years ago that can't be read on today's computers. (Will the current CD ROM be readable in 20 years?)
All 35mm negatives are imaged at 4096 x 2732 pixels. Smaller files will be scaled up, and larger files will be scaled down to fit this pixel dimension. Your files should be in 8-bit RGB for color negatives, or either 8-bit RGB or grayscale for B&W negatives. Color images should be in Adobe 1998 or sRGB color space to provide the best color match to your screen. We accept many file types, including TIF, JPEG, PSD, PDF and others found on our formats page. The detailed file information on our 35mm slide page also applies to 35mm color negatives.
35mm Color images are exposed on Kodak 100UC film. 35mm Black & White negatives are exposed on Kodak T-Max 100 film. These negatives are recommended for prints up to 11x14 inches. For larger print sizes please refer to medium & large format page for more information.
Price and Timing:
|Minimum order (Color or Black & White)||$15.00|
|3 negatives or more||$5.00 each|
|Black & white negative film is hand processed. Turnaround time varies, but will be shipped within 4 working days from receipt of your order.|
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Gamma Tech: (505) 293-9440