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  • What does the service cover?

    Our 'Develop Only' option is perfect for you photographers that have film scanning equipment at home. All you need to do is send us your film and we will send your developed negatives back, ready to be scanned and digitised!


    * This is not the option for digital scans or printed images!


    What Films can be used with this service?

    Under this service, we an develop the following films:  Colour negative (C41) 35mm, medium format films and Disposable cameras & Black and White 35mm, medium format films and Disposable cameras.


    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). 


    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 what date you will get your negatives back!


    4. After some film processing magic, we will ship your negative back to you on our next available shipping day (We ship on Tuesdays & Thursday).


    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 negatives back to you by the provided turnaround dates, these are projections so there can be a day's delay with these.


    Negatives will be returned on the next shipping day after:

    - Colour (C41): 3 working days 

    - Black & White: 5 working days 



    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.

    Developing Only

    VAT Included
    • If you haven’t seen the ‘Our Little Bit of Good’ page, don’t worry! You won’t be charged extra when choosing a charity to dedicate your order to. We have pledged a percentage of all profits to charity, but we wanted to give you the option to choose one that was closer to your heart, one that means more to you. So, go ahead and pick the charity and we will make sure the money reaches them. 

      If you want to read up on what each charity does, head to Our Little Bit of Good.

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