(Not on Our Regular Price List)
Mixed Panoramic Processing and Printing
Do you have a camera that shoots in the wide, panoramic format? If you
do, we have some very good news for you. We now offer "mixed"
panoramic printing at a bargain price.
Here's what this means to you. Several of the major 35mm manufacturers
have camera models that allow photographers to change back and forth from
the standard 35mm format to the panoramic format with the flip of a switch.
When you switch to the panoramic mode, some flaps come down in your camera
to mask off (block) part of the top and bottom of your frame. This exposes
your photograph on a long, rectangular section in the middle of the negative
frame. When enlarged, this area of the negative can be blown up to produce
a 3-1/2"x11" or 4"x12" panoramic print.
The "new" panoramic print format created a bit of a problem
in the photofinishing industry...and for our customers. If the frame was
printed as a 3-1/2"x5-1/4" or 4"x6" standard proof,
the picture you'd receive of a panoramic scene would show just what your
camera shot; a long narrow picture in the middle of your frame, with dark
borders on the top and bottom. For the laboratory to print the full 4"x12"
panoramic print there would have to be an increased charge to you for the
extra paper used and...most important...the non-automated handling required.
In our laboratory, that charge was $2 per panoramic print. So, if a photographer
sent in an order with a lot of panoramics and we printed each one of them
to "full" size, the cost could really add up. (Imagine $72 in
extra charges for a 36-exposure roll!) So, the U.S. industry "standard"
was to print the proof to the normal 3-1/2"x5-1/4" or 4"x6"
print size, showing the black borders. Naturally, you could order an enlargement
later. But your original proof was less than the impressive panorama you
had visualized in your viewfinder.
Our new, mixed panoramic service lets you have both full 4"x12"
panoramic prints and standard 4"x6" proofs from the same 35mm
roll at the time of processing. Most important to you is that
this service is affordable! The additional charge is just
$4 for a 24-exposure roll and $5 for a 36-exposure roll...no matter
how many panoramic shots you have on your roll. For multiples (two
of each, three of each, etc.), just add the $4 or $5 for each additional
set of prints.
The Only Requirement:
Since not everyone wants full panoramic prints at the time of processing
(due to increased cost or not "loving" the long, panoramic dimensions),
we can only offer this service if you specifically ask
for mixed panoramic printing before we process your film. If you
want to print your panoramic pictures as 4"x12" prints, please
write "Mixed Panoramics" on your mailer and include the extra
$4 or $5 payment per roll. (You might also include a note with your film.)
Should no instructions be received with your order, we will
print your proofs as per industry standard, 3-1/2"x5-1/4" or 4"x6"
with the black upper and lower borders showing on panoramic exposures. Negatives
from any panoramic pictures may then be returned at a later date for an
A Lower Price for Panoramic Enlargements
We've reduced the price for 4"x12" panoramic enlargements (from
previously processed negatives) from $2 to just $1.50 each. So, if you'd
like to see your proofs first and then choose which enlargements you want,
you'll be able to do so. Simply fill in the word "Panoramic" on
our price list's Enlarging Order Form and purchase as many as you wish.
Naturally, the normal shipping and handling charges apply as they would
with any enlarging order.
8"x11" Digital Index Prints
Imagine how easy it would be to keep track of all your 35mm negatives
if you had a big index print of every picture on your rolls...complete with
frame numbers. You can order our 8"x11" index sheet by itself
or in addition to other processing. Each sheet comes to you with two clear
plastic pages that are punched for a three-ring, loose-leaf binder; one
sheet for the index print and the other for holding up to six 4-frame negatives.
Neg. Developing & 8"x11" index print...$6/24 exp.; $7/36
exp. + $1/order S&H
8"x11" index print as an "add-on" to a 35mm process
& print order...$4.95/sheet
8"x11" index print of previously developed negs of a single
roll...$5.95/sheet + $3/order S&H
Please include a note with your mailer stating that you want 8"x11"
index prints. On reorders of previously processed negatives, be sure to
separate the negatives so that each group has only the negatives from a
single roll. With newer films that contain "extended" DX barcodes
on the edge of the negatives, our equipment will place the frames on the
index print in sequential order. Older films that do not have the extended
code will not have frame numbers. Kindly bear in mind that since this is
a digital process, the images on the prints will not be as sharp as if they
were on a direct contact print. The individual frames will be 1-5/8"x1"
on 24-exposure rolls and 1-1/2"x7/8" on 36-exposure rolls.
Have you ever considered black & white photography? Learn about "chromogenic"
films; black and white films that go through a color process...Click here.