The Darkroom specializes in all types of color film (C-41) developing. C-41 film is the most common color-negative film and what most people associate with film photography. When viewed, the negatives will appear orange with the darkest spots of the image appearing light (negative). The orange base is compensated for in the formulation of color print materials.
C-41 was introduced by Kodak in 1972 and is known as CN-16 by Fuji, CNK-4 by Konica, and AP-70 by AGFA.
C-41, E-6 (positive color slide film), and K-14 are designations created by film manufacturers to define different types of film and the developing process. It’s not necessary for the photographer to know this code, but it tells the lab how to process the film – what chemicals to use, what temperatures, and what timing.
We process 35mm, 120, 220, disposable cameras, 110, 126, and many other types of films. We color, contrast, and density adjust each and every frame or you have the option of no corrections. The Darkroom film lab has been providing High-Quality C-41 film developing for over 40 years.
Most film developing orders are shipped back to you within 3-7 business days after they enter production. We are located in Southern California, so mail takes 2-5 days to reach us from almost anywhere in the country. Occasionally production times run a bit longer, especially before or after holidays.
You will also get your web uploads approximately 3-6 business days after your order goes into production. Please note there are some exceptions. Super Scan orders typically take 3-7 business days. Film shot in a non-standard format will take several extra days due to manual scanning. This includes APS / Advantix film developing, 110 film developing and 126 film format developing, mini-Diana’s, panoramic formats and sprocket hole rolls etc.
Damaged film (torn sprockets, overlapped frames, uneven frames) will take longer due to manual scanning. Supplied Negatives/Slides – Prints and scans from previously developed film typically take 5-10 business days. Photo Gifts – Canvas, metal and bamboo products generally run 5-9 business day production time. Prints ordered from scans online generally take 2-5 business days production time.