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Vision Imagelab

10 Danks Street , Waterloo , Australia
Email: info@visionimagelab.com.au
Website: http://www.visionimagelab.com.au/main/page_service_guide_service_guide.html
Phone: (02) 9319 3300

  • Does 35mm film development
  • Does 110 film development
  • Does 120 (medium format) film development
  • Does black and white film development

At Vision Imagelab we offer a wide range of photographic and digital services catering for professional photographers, artists, students and the general public.

MINILAB PRINTS FROM FILM
Develop and Print from Film

SERVICE TIME Colour 3 days, Black & White 5 days

All our prints from film are manually adjusted by an experienced photographic printer for optimum colour balance, density and contrast.
We use Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper for all our minilab printing in a range of gloss, lustre or matte finish. 5mm white borders are available for no extra cost. We also have a range of specialised borders available for a $5 surcharge which can be viewed at the Vision Imagelab reception desk.
Minilab prints are also available from XPan and medium format film.
Quantity discounts on a 4 to 5 day service: 5+ rolls = 10% or 20+ rolls = 15%

Reprints from Film

SERVICE TIME 3 days
Minilab reprints from film are available from 3.5 × 5 inches up to 10 × 15 inches.
Bulk discounts apply to reprints from film when there are multiple copies from the same film frame in the same size and paper finish. Otherwise each print is charged at the 1 off price.
Prints from Digital File

SERVICE TIME 3 days
We use Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper for all our minilab printing in a range of gloss, lustre or matte finish. 5mm white borders are available for no extra cost.
A manual colour, density, contrast and saturation adjustment service is available for 25% extra. Vision Imagelab strongly advises the use of this service as redos will not be available without it.

SPECIAL NOTES ON PRINTING FROM DIGITAL FILE
Vision Imagelab has a selection of 2 different digital printers for you to choose from. Each printer has slightly different attributes and require files to be set up differently for print. Please use the information below to help you choose your ideal printer and file set up specifications.

Kodak RP30
Fuji Frontier
Colour Space
Adobe RGB 1998
sRGB
Resolution
300 dpi
300dpi
File Format
8 bit JPG or PC TIF
8 bit JPG or PC TIF
Colour Attributes
Warm skin tones, medium contrast
Vibrant blues & greens, soft contrast
Sharpness
Very sharp
Standard Sharpness
Colour Adjustments
Full adjustments available
Minimal

Bulk Discounts

Bulk discounts are available on all minilab prints from digital file. Prints do not have to be multiple copies of the same file to qualify for a bulk discount – there can be as many different files as there is prints, as long as they are the same size and paper surface.
Whole Roll and Single Frame Film Scanning

SERVICE TIME 3 days
Three levels of scan are available through the digital minilab. As with our prints from digital file there is a choice of two scanners, the Kodak HR500 (the scanner for the Kodak RP30) or the Fuji Frontier – click here for differences in scanner attributes, which are the same as the related printer attributes. All scans come as JPEG files unless otherwise requested.
We also offer a high end scanning service for larger sized scans and exacting requirements.
Quantity discounts on a 4 to 5 day service: 5+ rolls = 10% or 20+ rolls = 15%.

Low Resolution (1MB)
RGB scans, ideal for email/web purposes or positional layouts. Not for print.
Medium Resolution (9MB)
RGB files sized to 25.5 × 17.1 in @ 72dpi (equivalent to 6 × 4 in @ 300dpi) in size. These are the scans we recommend for clients who may want reprints or enlargements up to 6 × 9 in (including the standard 6 × 4 in postcard-size reprints).
Please note: The Fuji Frontier scanner provides 6.4MB scans whereas the HR500 provides 9MB scans when uncompressed.
High Resolution (20MB)
RGB files sized to 46.6 × 31.11 in @ 72dpi (equivalent to 11.2 × 7.47 in @ 300dpi) in size.
Traditional Hand Prints

SERVICE TIME 2-5 days
We use Kodak Endura paper for all our hand printing in gloss or lustre finish. Hand prints are available from 35mm to 8 × 10 in colour negative (C41) film and are printed by an experienced professional for the best colour and density balance.
Images requiring further manipulation including dodging or burning may incur a surcharge.
Service time will vary depending on the size and difficulty level of the order.
There is a discounted price available when printing multiples from the same frame.

Photographic Prints from Film or Digital File

SERVICE TIME 2-4 days
We use Kodak Endura paper for all our exhibition quality photographic digital prints in a range of gloss, lustre or metallic. Fuji Supergloss paper is also available.
We print on both a Pegasus LED and a Durst Epsilon printer. Both print onto true photographic paper using light, not ink, at 250 dpi.
Manual colour, density, contrast and saturation adjustment by a skilled technician is included with this service.
Duratrans are also available although prices are by quotation only.
For a discounted basic output please see our Digital Dollar Saver prints.

WHEN PRINTING FROM DIGITAL FILE
Please provide your digital files set up as 250 dpi, 8 bit flattened TIFF files. Test prints are available for 10.50 each and our technicians will perform additional image adjustments if needed for no extra charge.

WHEN PRINTING FROM FILM
We can print from almost any type of film from 110 colour negative to 8 × 10 in transparency. Our technicians will perform a high end scan and adjust the scanned image in photoshop to your given specifications. Test prints are available for 10.50 each and you can purchase the file we have set up for printing for a highly discounted price.

Giclée Fine Art Prints

SERVICE TIME 3 days (add 2 days for canvas stretching)
The term “Giclée Print” (pronounced zhee-clay) refers to an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are printed with archival quality Ultrachrome pigment based inks onto canvas and smooth or textured fine art paper (see below for varieties available).
The EPSON STYLUS PRO 9600 large-format printer produces stunning inkjet prints that are ideal for photographers or artists of other mediums who wish to reproduce their artwork as needed, with minimal effort and at a reasonable cost. Resulting prints are widely used for exhibitions, display and decorative purposes.

WHEN PRINTING FROM DIGITAL FILE
Please provide your digital files set up as 300 dpi, 8 bit flattened TIFF files. Our technicians will perform additional image adjustments if needed for no extra charge.

WHEN PRINTING FROM ORIGINAL ARTWORK
We will create a professional digital copy from your artwork matched as closely as possible to the original (see Copies from Artwork for prices). Our technicians will print from this digital copy and perform additional image adjustments if needed for no extra charge.

WHEN PRINTING FROM FILM
We can print from almost any type of film from 110 colour negative to 8 × 10 in transparency. Our technicians will perform a high end scan and adjust the scanned image in photoshop to your given specifications. You can purchase the file we have set up for printing for a highly discounted price.

GICLÉE PRINT SURFACES AVAILABLE

Canson Infinity Matte Canvas
390gsm
A premium acid free canvas with a pure white tone that has been specially developed for professionals who demand a product capable of producing precise images with very high resolution. In addition to offering outstanding water resistance, this canvas stretches and mounts with ease. The canvas will not yellow, crack or curl and is an ideal choice for a variety of applications including portraiture and fine art photography.
Stretching for hanging and display is available on canvas prints.
Innova Softex Fine Art Paper
315gsm
Museum quality natural white, course structured, acid free paper. It has a natural white finish with a slightly structured, soft-textured surface equivalent to a traditional etching fine art paper making it ideal for digital fine art reproductions. The surface has a special matte coating, designed for high quality fine art and photographic reproduction.
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Paper
308gsm
The fine, smooth surface and feel of Photo Rag make this paper very versatile and it is ideal for printing both black and white and colour photographs and art reproductions with impressive pictorial depth. It’s surface is relatively smooth, not perfectly smooth like a hot pressed paper but smooth enough that it’s very, very slight texture does not interfere with image detail.
Hahnemühle Albrecht Dürer Textured Fine Art Paper
210gsm
Named after the German renaissance watercolour painter this 50% rag-based paper with a subtle textured surface lends an artistic feel to art reproductions and photographs.
HIGH END SCANNING
SERVICE TIME 2 days
Vision Imagelab uses state-of-the-art high-end flatbed scanners operated by experienced professionals to scan your images (transparency, negative and artwork originals) to suit a variety of requirements.
All scans (except multimedia) are supplied as TIFF files.
Items above A3 size (29.7 × 42 cm) will have to be photographed (see digital copies from artwork) or scanned in sections along with an image stitching fee which will be quoted at the time of drop off.
There are two levels of service in our high end scanning area:

Job-Ready Prepared Scans

These scans are of the highest quality in all areas. Colour, density, contrast and sharpness issues are addressed along with dust removed.
We will match any job-specific file requirements you may have although if unspecified all scans will be done at 300 dpi. Additional work required (such as removal of scratch, scuff or water-damage marks) will be charged as retouching system time.

Raw (uncorrected) Scans

These excellent value scans offer the same high quality using the same equipment, but without the fine-tuning features applied in our fully prepared job-ready scans. Only very minimal dust removal, colour or density correction is included.
Ideal for those planning to carry out their own final image preparation. These scans offer an approximate 40% saving off our Job-Ready Prepared Scans.
We will match any job-specific file requirements you may have although if unspecified all scans will be done at 300 dpi.
RETOUCHING & LAYOUT

Image manipulation and multi-image composites have always been a major part of our business, well before the emergence of computerised digital imaging and manipulation as we know it today. Whilst having state-of-the-art specialised equipment and the best available software is extremely important, Vision Imagelab has always held the belief that it is the technicians who are the most crucial link in the digital imaging chain.
Our digital image retouching and layout staff are all highly experienced technicians with strong photographic backgrounds and keen attention to detail, which we feel provides the best of both worlds.
We offer three levels of this service, available as follows.

Restoration Repair and Standard Retouching

SERVICE TIME 3-5 days
Over fifteen years of experience has seen us develop an expertise in the digital restoration and reproduction of old or damaged photographs, illustrations and artwork. Treasured images can be returned to near original condition ensuring they can be used and enjoyed for generations to come. Obviously we can work with colour, black and white and toned images. Completed works can then be reprinted onto a variety of media and archived onto CD or DVD at a very reasonable cost, thereby ensuring your precious memories gain a whole new lifespan.

Creative Retouching

SERVICE TIME 3-5 days
Our most experienced and talented digital artists can create superb, reproduction quality adjustments or enhancements to your images for use in advertising, display and exhibition environments. Montages or composites can be produced from any number of individual elements with seamless perfection.

Layout and Assembly

SERVICE TIME 3-5 days
The layout and/or assembly of images and text for displays, posters, promotional works and point-of sale material can be achieved effectively and at a very reasonable price. Basic retouching is included where necessary. Vision Imagelab can work to your job brief or provide creative input to help you achieve your desired result.

RAW FILE CONVERSION SERVICE
Save time – Let our technicians process your raw files

As fantastic as the advent of digital photography has been it has deprived photographers of one thing – time! Hours of processing raw files into printable tifs consumes time quickly, the software is costly and the training to learn to use it is expensive. At Vision Imagelab we’ve created our new Raw file conversion service in response to this problem.
In a throw back to the days of film, bring your Raw files in to us and let us do the work. Our technicians are expert colour workers and will provide print ready colour, contrast, saturation and sharpness corrected tif files with as little information loss as possible.

YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT THE IMPROVEMENT TO YOUR IMAGES
We are also offering a bulk conversion service with minimal correction for those who would rather have their main corrections done at a minilab level. All at a very reasonable price.
COPIES FROM ARTWORK AND DUPES

Digital Copies from Artwork

SERVICE TIME 3 days
Colour corrected high-quality digital copies from artworks including watercolours, acrylics, oils, photographs, posters etc. Our prices reflect an artwork being copied digitally to it’s original size at a resolution of 300 dpi – this will allow same size or smaller reproductions from the file.
From this file we can print onto museum grade fine art paper or stretched canvas with archival inks. See our giclee services for more information.

Copy Transparencies from Artwork

SERVICE TIME 2-3 days
High quality film transparencies produced from artworks including watercolours, acrylics, oils, posters etc. Great to keep for different sized scans and reproductions in the future.

Transparency Duplicates

SERVICE TIME 2 days
Reproduction quality 35mm duplicates from transparency only. Full cropping and colour correction included if required. Quantity discounts apply if multiple copies are made from the same original.

Digital Files Output to Photographic Film

SERVICE TIME 2 days
Digital files can be output to colour negative (C41) or colour transparency (E6) film. Please supply a flattened, RGB, 8 bit TIFF file sized to match the film size you wish to have the output printed on at 1016 dpi.
PRINT FINISHING SERVICES
Mounting & Laminating

SERVICE TIME 2-3 days

Vision Imagelab offers clients a wide range of finishing options for their completed work. From the simplest mounting and laminating jobs through to canvas stretching, print framing and mounting onto various material substrates and die-cut shapes – we can help.
Within this services guide page you’ll find prices and descriptions for some of the more common mounting and laminating materials, but there are too many to list here. Come and see our samples at the reception desk so you can visualise a particular finish for your job.
If you have a special finishing requirement, please contact one of our staff, we will be happy to discuss your special requirements and help you achieve what you’re looking for.
Upload Files to Vision Imagelab
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