What are proof prints?
Our proof prints are high quality, printed versions of the scanned and edited images that we email to you on completion of your order. They are suitable for delivering to your clients, or to simply enjoy and treasure for your own personal photographs.
Can I get borders on my prints?
Yes! Proof prints are available with or without 1/4" plain white borders (for proof prints to be presented to clients, we suggest the option with borders – they look beautiful!).
How do I order them?
Proof prints must be ordered at the time you send in your film. Our order form will now include the option of adding one or more sets of proof prints for one or more of your rolls, so that in addition to receiving your film scans electronically as usual, we will also print your scans and ship them to you.
How are they printed?
Our prints are produced in-house on the Epson SureLab D870 minilab printer, which uses Epson UltraChrome® D6r-S dye-based ink technology to produce exceptional wide gamut colour quality, and the highest quality Epson lustre-finish, archival-quality paper to produce an exceptional print. This is known as 'dry lab' technology, which also comes with the benefit that prints are water, smudge and fade resistant.
How much do they cost?
The pricing is a flat rate per roll for both C41 and b&w, of $9 CAD + tax per roll for 35mm and $6.50 CAD + tax per roll for medium format. We will include the proof print charges in your usual invoice, which we will email to you with your order acknowledgement email on receipt of your film. Shipping costs are extra.
How do you ship them to me?
We ship via Canada Post or DHL Express (for some international orders only), and orders will be posted at approximately the same time we email your scans to you.
Shipping times will vary, and for a full guide to shipping times please visit the Canada Post and DHL websites.
What if some of my rolls are blank?
On occasion photographers do accidentally send unexposed film to us, or film that has not been loaded into the camera correctly and does not get exposed. If a roll is totally blank we will add a partial order credit to the system, which we will deduct from your order with us. The total cost of the proof print part of your order for the blank roll, will be included in the credit note.
Anything else I should know?
This is a new service for 2021, so we welcome your feedback during this time, to help us determine the future directions in which we take this exciting new service!
At present we will continue to ship negatives back separately in bulk, but we will keep this under review (researching and costing the packaging and shipping arrangements are easily the most complicated part of the process of setting up this new service!)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.