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(414) 964-6626
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B&W | Color Services

B&L Lab Services

Preserving History Every Day!

As a photographer and lab technician, Bob understands the importance of the lab in creating an excellent final image. Our main job is to make the work of the serious fine art photographer and the thoughtful amateur look great.
B&L Photo’s black and white prints are made on silver gelatin fiber paper which is given archival finishing. These photos have an expected life in excess of 150 years. See Why does B&L Photo use Silver Gelatin Fiber Paper? and B&L Photo Lab’s Archival Black and White Print Process in the FAQ section. Black and white negatives are printed by hand on enlargers and the prints are processed in trays. We can make black and white prints from 35mm through 8x10” negatives, including glass plate negatives, color negatives and chromogenic negatives. Digital photographers can make silver gelatin fiber prints since B&L Photo can convert digital files to 4x5” black and white negatives using its PCR8 Film Recorder. See Can B&L Photo make black and white prints only from black and white negatives? in the FAQ section.
To produce the best print possible, Bob will crop, dodge and burn your image to his own precise standards; or he invites you to submit detailed instructions or a proof print.
Photographers can rely on B&L Photo for digital art work. Digital (computer) artwork can be simple or extensive, e.g. moving heads, changing backgrounds etc.
B&L Photo’s lab services include hand oiling with Marshall’s Transparent Photo Oils and print toning. See What are Photo Oils? and What is Print Toning? in the FAQ section.


DIGITAL FILES CONVERTED TO BLACK AND WHITE 4X5” NEGATIVES
Using PCR8 8K film recorder




1-5 files to negative                     $30 ea.
6-10 files to negative                   $25 ea.
Large quantity pricing by quote

BLACK AND WHITE SILVER GELATIN FIBER ARCHIVAL PRINTS


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B&L Photo’s black and white prints are hand printed. These prints are fully manipulated, i.e. cropped, dodged and burned-in. Our stock paper is Ilford Multigrade FB Warmtone Semi-matte. Prints can be made with white borders, black borders, borderless, traditional sizes or odd sizes. Add 20% to the prices below for prints made from color or chromogenic film. If a different paper stock is requested, customer will be required to pay for the box of paper as well as the prints made.
 All of the below prices are for orders of 1 to 5 originals. Pricing for 6 or more originals will be quoted when the work is presented.
PRINT SIZE
1ST PRINT
ADD’L PRINTS
20” long $150 $120
14” long $ 85 $ 65
10” long $ 55 $ 45
7” and smaller $ 45 $ 35
Wallets (set of 8) $ 55 $ 45

DIGITAL PORTRAIT RETOUCHING


Portrait retouching includes computer time to retouch the portrait and the creation of a new 4x5”negative. Standard digital portrait retouching includes retouching bags and circles under the eyes, acne blemishes, softening lines around mouth, eyes and neck, and minor hair corrections. The correction of glass glares, filling in hair, extreme acne, correcting jowls, moving heads, removing people, new backgrounds and damaged or dirty film etc. will be charged for at the rate of $30 per quarter hour in addition to the $30 standard retouching fee.
Standard Digital Portrait Retouching $30 per pose.


TONING

 All of the below prices are for orders of 1 to 5 originals. Pricing for 6 or more originals will be quoted when the work is presented.

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BROWN TONE - A warm red-brown tone $25/print
SELENIUM TONE - An attractive cool purple-brown colored tone $25/print
SPLIT TONE - Blacks remain black but highlights take on a warm yellow glow $50/print

PRINT MOUNTING

 All of the below prices are for orders of 1 to 5 originals. Pricing for 6 or more originals will be quoted when the work is presented.

PRINT SIZE
MOUNTING COST
30” long $40
24” long $35
20” long $25
14” and smaller $20

Color Print Services

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Bob has spent nearly as much time in the color darkroom as he has in the black and white darkroom. As a photographer and lab technician, Bob understands the importance of the lab in creating an excellent image. B&L Photo’s job is to make the work of the professional photographer and the serious amateur look outstanding.
B&L Photo’s color prints are made with Epson Ultrachrome Inks. All color prints are cropped, dodged and burned-in and corrected for color and density. Bob gives the color image, on screen, the same attention that black and white images receive in the enlarger.
Color prints can be made from:
  • Color negatives 35mm through 8x10”
  • Color transparencies 35mm through 8x10”
  • Color slides
  • Color stereo slides
  • Glass mounted slides and transparencies
  • Lantern slides
  • Digital files
  • Autochromes
  • Color photographs—any size
  • Hand oiled photographs—any size
  • Flat artwork—any size
  • Documents
  • Maps
  • Even crayon drawings

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EPSON COLOR ULTRACHROME INK JET PRINTS


B&L Photo’s color prints are custom printed. These prints are fully manipulated, i.e. cropped, dodged and burned-in and corrected for color, contrast and density. Our stock papers are luster, gloss, matte and canvas**. Prints can be made with white borders, black borders, borderless, traditional sizes or odd sizes.

 All of the below prices are for orders of 1 to 5 originals. Pricing for 6 or more originals will be quoted when the work is presented.
PRINT SIZE
1ST PRINT
ADD’L PRINTS
36” long $260 $210
24” long $230 $190
20” long $150 $120
14” long $ 85 $ 65
10” long $ 55 $ 45
7” and smaller $ 45 $ 35
Wallets (set of 8) $ 55 $ 45
Locket Size cut to fit $ 75 $ 75

**For Canvas add 25%

DIGITAL PORTRAIT RETOUCHING


Standard digital portrait retouching includes retouching bags and circles under the eyes, acne blemishes, softening lines around mouth, eyes and neck, and minor hair corrections. The correction of glass glares, filling in hair, extreme acne, correcting jowls, moving heads, removing people, new backgrounds and damaged or dirty film etc. will be charged for at the rate of $30 per quarter hour in addition to the $30 standard retouching fee.
Standard Digital Portrait Retouching $30 per pose


PRINT MOUNTING

 All of the below prices are for orders of 1 to 5 originals. Pricing for 6 or more originals will be quoted when the work is presented.

PRINT SIZE
MOUNTING COST
30” long $40
24” long $35
20” long $25
14” and smaller $20
Color prints are mounted on 3/16” foam core

B&L Photo Lab, Inc.

3486 N Oakland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone: (414) 964-6626
Email: blphotolab@aol.com

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Mon - Tue: 10:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wed: Closed
Thu - Fri: 10:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Sat: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun: Closed
Or By Appointment

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