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The Film Safe
- Film Developing Lab -

Send us your film by post. Have your images back in 3 Days.

POINTS & SHOOT Rewards Programme!

How it Works...


Working as a points system, all you have to do is create an account on our site, and your points will start building as you develop your film with us! 
You can keep track of your points with the pop-up on the bottom left and can redeem your points from the same place. Choosing how many points you want to redeem with the slider, just hit confirm to get a code to be used at checkout. 

BONUS POINTS: If you follow us on IG after creating your account, you will get £1 worth of points immediately!

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How to develop your Disposables?!

We can develop your disposables!

 

Your disposable camera contains standard 35mm film and can be developed using any of our developing options! 

So, if you head to any of our film developing options, such as:

- 'Developing & Scanning'

- 'Develop & Scan Bulk Bundle'

 

you can develop your disposable camera by putting it through as 35mm film! 

You can then post the whole camera to us, or break the film out of the camera yourself and just send us the canister :)

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All film developing from just £6
(including disposable cameras!)

Check out our Develop, Scan & film bundle!

We've got a little 15% off bundle deal for anyone that wants a new roll of film with their developing and scanning - send us your shot film for developing and we will send you a new film back with your negatives! 

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Focus on your shots,
we have the rest covered!

We love all things film, and we're here to provide you with everything you need once you've captured that final shot. All you need to do is to get those photos taken and send them our way. 

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Check out our merch & clothing!

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And Read our latest blog post

 

We sent film to our friend, Alex Costa, to document his recent adventure across La Cerdaña, a stunning mountain region stretching across the Spanish/French border.

 

Alex is a film enthusiast, marketing expert and a self-professed adventurer...

Head to his interview and/or gallery to find out more!

A developing lab run by two passionate film photographers (Hope & Jack, hi!), we endeavor to provide you with the best developing service!

 

Having shot film for 5 years ourselves, we know how important each image is to you, and how great it is to have a trusted film developing lab to send your photos to. 

 

We offer a personal and individual focus on each roll of film that enters our homegrown lab. Our only goal is to make sure your images return to you with the details, colours and depth that you have come to expect - the elements that made you fall in love with film right from the start.

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Only the Best for you!

Passion and care are important, but what about the kit?

 

We use professional Noritsu film processing & scanning equipment including the picture QSF-V30 for colour film developing and our trusted Noritsu LS-600 & HS-1800 to scan your negatives and create your beautiful images!

 

As for chemistry, we've turned to some of film photography's biggest names - Tetenal & Ilford -  and we see results we love every single time.

 

So, we mean it when we say "only the best for you" - even if it sounds like a cringe-worthy cliché from a terrible Netflix Rom-com.

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- The Homegrown developing Lab -

How to Order

Post us your film and we will send it back to you by WeTransfer

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Step 1

Placing your order

Once you have completed your lovely roll of film and you're ready to have it developed, head over to our 'Develop your film' page, and find the service you're looking for.

 

Then all you need to do is input the information we need to know to get your photos looking just how you want them! 

 

Most importantly, film process, type, and image resolution.

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Step 2

Postage

Next, send us your rolls by post! 

 

Seal your film in a padded jiffy bag with a little note inside with your name on it so we can match it to your order details. 

 

We like to think our postal service is pretty reliable, but we suggest sending tracked so you don't have to worry about it.

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Step 3

Developing you Order

Now we will get to work on developing your film!

 

We know how exciting it can be waiting to get your images back, so we aim for a three day turn around to keep the enthusiasm from boiling over and allow you to focus on the other important things in life (wait, is there anything more important?)

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Step 4

Returning your images

When we have finished developing and scanning your images, we will email them straight to you. 

 

We will send your images to you through a WeTransfer link to conserve image quality and allow you to see them almost instantly. 

 

We will also send your negatives back to you on the same day - especially important for those of you who have asked for developing only.

The services of a homegrown developing lab

We can do C41 colour,  B&W and disposable camera developing and can provide any level of image resolution, depending on what you need!

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From £12.00

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From £25  (£5 off!)

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From £6.00

From £10.63  (15% off!)

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From £4.00

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From £3.00

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Keep Film Alive
Community!

We have loved watching the film community burst back into life and grow bigger and bigger over the past few years - and we're super excited to be able to contribute to our wonderful community.

 

Whilst we're starting as a homegrown developing lab, we're aiming to evolve and grow to a point where we can create a community and platform that will provide opportunities for all of us to collaborate, work and learn together.

Our Little Bit of Good

We really believe in using business as a force for good. So we've pledged 3% of all profits to charity. But it's not that simple, we need your help.

 

We have picked three charities that are close to our hearts, and when you check out, you can choose which charity you would like to pledge your order to! 

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Environment

Coral Gardeners

Based on the Island of Moorea, Coral Gardeners are an NGO that is taking action to restore the world's Coral Reefs.

 

Research suggests the reefs could be condemned by 2050 if nothing is done to save them, and the Coral Gardeners are working to expand and conserve our vital corals across the globe.

Mental Health

CALM
(Campaign Against Living Miserably)

CALM is leading the campaign against suicide in the UK. With front line services and community-first initiatives, CALM is aiming to reduce suicide rates by changing the way we think about sharing our emotions and reaching out for help from those around us.

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Age & Memory

Alzheimers Research UK

Alzheimers Research UK has a vision of a world free from the fear of dementia. Their scientists have been on the front line of research for past 28 years, and are on a mission to deliver an effective treatment as early as 2025!