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(414) 964-6626
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(414) 964-6626

Copy & Restoration Services

Let B&L Photo be your Copy and Restoration Specialist!

Preserving History Every Day!


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B&L Photo Restores Damaged Black and White Photos.

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B&L Photo Restores Faded Black and White Photos.

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B&L Photo Restores Faded Color Photos.

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B&L Photo Restores Silvered-out and Stained Photos.

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B&L Photo Restores, Tones, and Hand-Oils Your New Photos.

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B&L Photo offers its customers two sulfating tones and one ion replacement tone to more closely match the look of originals and MUCH MORE.

B&L Photo guaranties your satisfaction. B&L Photo accepts photos of any size and in any condition. Your photo can be stained, cracked, faded, water damaged or torn in pieces. We accept convex (bubble-shaped) and Cirkut Prints (Panorama photos 5”to 10” high by 24” to 72” long)
How B&L Photo Copies and Restores Your Photos
Bob photographs the items to be copied with a high resolution 65 mega pixal digital camera wired directly to our computer system. Photographing, rather than scanning, allows for the use of filters that reduce stains, silvering (that shiny mirror look), aerial dispersion and paper texture. Using a camera to copy originals allows B&L Photo to accept originals that cannot be copied or are poorly copied on scanners. (See What will B&L Photo accept to work on for copy and/or restoration. In the FAQ section.) Restoration art is done on the computer by Lauren. Problems she fixes include cracks, stains, mold, fading, tears, missing areas, etc. Changes can include new backgrounds, moving heads or other body parts, removing people, adding people, etc.
After the computer artwork is done on a black and white restoration, a 4x5” black and white negative is made using B&L Photo’s PCR8 Film Recorder. A negative is necessary because Bob prints your black and white photos in the darkroom on 150-year silver gelatin fiber paper. B&L Photo does not make black-and-white-looking-photos on color paper or as ink jet prints. See Why does B&L Photo use silver gelatin fiber paper? in the FAQ section.
After the computer artwork is done on a color restoration, a color photo is made. Color prints are made on an Epson Ink Jet Printer using Epson Ultrachrome Inks. For more information on restoring or copying color images please refer to What can be done with faded color prints and negatives? in the FAQ section.
When your black and white photo is printed in the darkroom, it is black and white. Adding a tone to a silver fiber print to change its color enhances its beauty. It can also make your new photo more closely match your original. Tones available are brown tone, selenium tone and split tone. For details on toning see What is Print Toning? in the FAQ section.
Hand coloring with permanent photo oils can add color and beauty to black and white photographs or can be used to return color to faded color photos. For more information on photo oils see What are Photo Oils? in the FAQ section.

THE STEPS TO RESTORE OR COPY YOUR PHOTOGRAPH

  • High resolution digital capture is made of the B&W or the Color original.
  • Computer art is performed (for restorations) -- Quoted when we see the project
  • A new black and white silver gelatin fiber print or color print is made
  • Print toning of black and white silver gelatin fiber print (optional)
  • Print mounting (optional)
  • Hand oiling of black and white or toned photo (optional) -- Quoted when we see the project

HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL CAPTURE
Digital Capture $30 ea.
(Note: A black and white negative is made from the digital file to produce black and white final prints. This negative is included in the cost of the capture. Color originals requiring color final prints are copied digitally, no negative is produced.)  All of the above prices are for orders of 1 to 5 originals. Pricing for 6 or more originals will be quoted when the work is presented.


BLACK AND WHITE SILVER GELATIN FIBER ARCHIVAL PRINTS
 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
FIRST PRINT
ADDITIONAL PRINTS
20” long $150 $120
14” long $ 85 $ 65
10” long $ 55 $ 45
7” and smaller $ 45 $ 35
Wallets (set of 8) $ 55 $ 45

TONING OF BLACK AND WHITE SILVER GELATIN FIBER PRINTS

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

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

PRINT SIZE
MOUNTING COSTS
30” long $40
24” long $ 35
20” long $ 25
14” long $ 20
Silver fiber prints are mounted on 2-ply rag fiber board.
Epson 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
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