LF Lab in NYC for 8x10

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I've been shooting 8x10 and contact printing in my tiny NYC apartment for the last year and a half. Now it's time to make some enlargements.

Any suggestions for a high-quality lab that can make 8x10 enlargements in the NYC area?

Also, can anyone suggest a darkroom with an 8x10 enlarger for rent in NYC?

-- Richard Lingg (richard_lingg@aporter.com), March 13, 2001


i assume you are doing b&w. the best you can get is laumont digital on 52nd st. 212.245.2113. they can do anything but it will cost. they do digital, cibachrome, c-prints, mounting, etc. you should at least go by and see the operation. if you're doing color, exhibition prints on 29th st does amazing work. lti on 30th st, bond street printing lab, and creative color darkroom on broadway can all do very good 8x10 enlargements. beth schiffer's photo on four 212.219.1553 has an 8x10 enlarger and b&w capability (as well as an ra4 processor).

-- adam friedberg (asfberg@hotmail.com), March 13, 2001.


You can also try DUGGAL 3 Wset 20th St. New York, NY 10011 (212) 242 - 7000. They open 24x7.

-- Geoffrey Chen (db45tek@aol.com), March 13, 2001.

I know The Print Space has an 8x10" enlarger, if you are renting darkroom space.

My favorite all-purpose lab is Modernage on 6th Ave. near 45th, but there are also a few custom printers around town for exhibition quality B&W work.

-- David Goldfarb (dgoldfarb@barnard.edu), March 13, 2001.

Print Space doesn't have an 8x10 enlarger on their B/W floor. Best bet is Beth Shiffer (Photo on Four). They have a Fotar with a Chromega head. Only drawback is that processing takes place in a different room. But, it's only $14/hour and the facilities are quite new. I would not recommend Duggal. Kelton Labs is easily the best in town.

-- Steve Wiley (wiley@mail.accesshub.net), March 14, 2001.

i agree with the previous poster. stay away from duggal. for b&w kelton probably is the best in town and they are supposed to do v. good color work. stay away from the huge commercial labs unless you have a specific job only they can do. if you have the time (and money) check out laumont.

-- adam friedberg (asfberg@hotmail.com), March 14, 2001.

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