Processing film by hand is a highly specialised practise as every element – water temperature, exposure, duration etc. – can have an effect on the final image.
At Orms, we only hand process true black and white film. Regrettably, we don’t hand process C41 black & white film that runs through colour chemical process, colour negative or E6 slide film, but do offer a machine processing solution.
2 – 3 working days
We can hand process the following sizes:
- 35 mm film
- 120 medium format roll
We tray-develop larger film sizes on request.
|Processing Only||Normal 35 mm||R70|
|Rated 35 mm||R105|
|Processing & Contact||Normal 35 mm||R139|
|Rated 35 mm||R159|
If you have pulled or pushed your film, please enquire about our rated processing prices.
Q&A with Hillary Dollman
- Darkroom Specialist
How does Hand Processing work?
- I personally remove the true black and white film from the canister.
- I carefully roll it onto a film reel.
- I process the film in temperature-controlled photographic chemistry by manually agitating the tank or tray (I use a tray when developing larger sheet film). The developers I use depend on each film’s requirements. I mainly use Ilford ID-11 developer, but choose unique developers for exotic films.
- I then wash the film extensively to remove any remaining chemicals and prolong its storage life.