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  • What does the service cover?

    Do you need your images back ASAP? This is the service for you! 


    On the day your film arrives with us we will chemically develop and scan your film, providing you with digital images which will be provided via email & downloadable Dropbox link!


    What Films can be used with this service?

    This option is for colour film only - 35mm, Disposable cameras and 120 (medium format)


    How does this service work?

    Once you have chosen the services that you need for your film, added them to basket and gone to check out, what happens next? 


    1. At checkout you'll see shipping options, this is for the return of your negatives (processed film) once we've completed your order. If you want your negatives back, select any of the postage options (2nd class, 1st class or one of the tracked options. If you don't need your negatives back, select 'no negatives returned' to save some money on your order! 


    2. Once you've placed your order, you will receive an automated confirmation email from us. On this you will see your order number and our address to ship your film to us. We unfortunately don't cover the cost of shipping to us so please scroll down to see the best practice on how to ship your film to us. 


    3. Once you have shipped your film to us and it has arrived, we will log your order and send another confirmation email to let you know it's here and that we'll be getting your images back to you on the same day. 


    4. After some film processing magic, we will email your images over to you. Our working hours are 11am-6pm, but we will work later into the evening to complete orders when necessary, so don't despair if you haven't heard from us by 6pm!


    5. Returning your negatives. After we have returned your images to you, the last thing to do is return your negatives (if shipping has been paid for). It can take up to 10 working days for us to ship your negatives post order completion, but your negatives are always safe with us whilst they wait for dispatch and we always do our best to get these back to you as soon as possible. Important caveat: If you have ordered extras such as film, prints, merch or 'Develop Only' service for scanning at home, these will always be shipped on the next possible shipping day (Shipping Days: Tuesday & Thursday/Friday).


    Shipping Tips (Royal Mail)

    Feel free to use whichever courier service that is most convenient for you, but here is the best practice for getting your film quickly and safely...


    Best parcel types: A padded jiffy bag or something sturdy like cardboard packaging (anything paper may rip in ythe post and lose your film!) 


    How to send: Make sure to ship your film as a 'small parcel' to avoid extra shipping fees from the Royal Mail. This can be done online, taking your film to your local post office or using 5/6 stamps.


    What to put in your parcel: Along with your film, make sure to leave a note with your name and order number so we can identify your parcel when it arrives and get your images as soon as possible. 



    The Film Safe,

    Unit 80 Basepoint 

    Andersons Road



    SO14 5FE


    Turnaround times

    Whilst we do our absolute best to get your images back to you by the provided turnaround dates, these are projections so there can be a day's delay with these. If we are behind with your order this will be our priority the following day!


    Standard Turnaround Projections

    - Colour (C41): 3 working days 

    - Black & White: 5 working days 


    Need speedy Developing? Head to our Same Day Turnaround service.


    Looking for a specific service? 

    Such as:

    1) Your canisters returned,

    2) Negatives uncut, or

    3) Negatives cut in 6s?


    Head to our Developing Extras! service to add this on :)


    Do you have ECN-2 cinematic film for developing? Head to ECN-2 Developing & Scanning.

    Develop & Scan: Colour Film - Same Day Turnaround

    VAT Included
    • Colour Film

      We don’t push or pull colour film. Our pro colour film developer runs at a single speed, so we are not able to change the length of time your film spends developing. However, the good news is, that colour film is very flexible and can handle a couple of stops up and down! If you have shot your film a couple stops away from the box speed and your are worried about exposure, let us know and we can take extra care of your film in the scanning stage and make sure we nail the exposure for you :)

      BW Film 

      We will definitely push your BW film for you! This comes at no extra cost, just add these details to the note you put in your parcel, detailing the film you that needs pushing, and what ISO/ASA you shot this film at so we can make the right calculations. Most BW films have tick boxes on the canister to note what ISO/ASA you shot the film at, if you mark this in marker pen as well, we won’t miss it! 

      With pulling BW film, we can do this on request. However the general results seen with pulling film, rather than increasing the exposure of the film and bringing up the ‘brightness’ we tend to lose the contrast which creates a flatter, more washed out image!

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