Photographic Film Processing

Photographic Film Processing

At Metro Imaging we have consistently processed photographic film for more than thirty years using the very best dip and dunk photo processing for transparency (E6), negative (C41) and black and white film, along with other services, such as contacting, mini-lab prints and scanning.

From your large or medium format to 35mm film, we offer Film processing only, Developing with 6×4 or 7×5 prints, developing and lo res scanning of each frame, or developing, printing and scanning.

Service types

Photographic Film Processing by Mail
Postal order form The Metro Imaging Photographic Film Postal service lets you take advantage of the finest quality photo film processing: prices are keen and turnaround times are fast! Send us film to process or scan and we will send it back to you safe and sound. You can also buy film at the same time and we will post it back to you with your order. (Remember to send your precious originals by registered post so they don’t get lost). Sending us your orders by post is easy. Simply print out our Postal order form and send this to us together with your film. We suggest using the Royal Mail Special Delivery services. Please do not enclose cash and remember to pack everything well!

Black and White film processing
Traditional Dip and Dunk black and white film processing. Available for 35mm, 120, and large format films.

Push Processing
Push processing is over-developing film at the processing stage in order to compensate for underexposed film. Some photographers use this technique deliberately to squeeze a bit more speed out of a slower film in low light. Side effects are the increase in contrast and graininess of the film and loss of detail in shadow. Pull processing is under-developing film at the processing stage in order to compensate for overexposed film. Side effects are a decrease in contrast, but it’s a useful technique for rescuing accidental mistakes. These techniques are mainly used with black and white and E6 films. Our specially trained front of house film technicians will be able to answer any of your questions. If your film needs push processing, please ensure the rolls or canisters are clearly marked wth the Push/Pull required.

E6 film processing
Traditional Dip and Dunk transparency film processing. Available for 35mm, 120, and large format films.

C41 film processing
Traditional Dip and Dunk colour negative film processing. Available for 35mm, 120, and large format films.