ABOUT US

The dr5-lab is a Private lab, we are not a commercial lab. Service is one-on-one, an interaction and extension of yourself - rather a traditional commercial lab-service. We want what you want, Good images. The dr5 process has been offered publicly to photographers since 1997, but has been creating images since its inception in 1991. Our main service is the dr5 B&W-Slide process. dr5 is a procedure that processes most ALL B&W-negative films as B&W-slides, or transparencies. We are also the highest quality lab for the remaining SCALA film, & the only lab outside of Germany. We are a Quality 1st Lab. What does this mean? This means Quality of the process line supersedes turn-time, though we do our best to be prompt. These same quality rules apply to our other service offerings.

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dr5 PROCESSING: The dr5 process is a custom designed from scratch reversal B&W process for almost all existing B&W films, including the remaining SCALA film. No other lab know's reversal B&W processing better than us. dr5 is more than just a process, it is a 'shooting system', capable of shooter control. dr5 is designed to give the photographer the largest amount of exposure variables, in essence, giving the ability to put a B&W custom darkroom inside your camera. The photographer has the freedom to change the contrast, speed & tonal range at will, simply by either changing the ISO or selecting a particular film. The process produces image quality 4~5 times its negative processed counterpart and making B&W as easy to scan as E6. 35mm - 11x14 size film is processed. Nothing is like dr5. See our FILM-REVIEW for many film choices, including SCALA. [Recent review from - Cameron Kline of www.filmshooterscollective.com]

Check out our new - PUBLISHED ILFORD REVERSAL PROCESSING TEST
- page.

OUR OTHER SERVICES:
SCANNING: Scanning on all levels, from drum, high-end flat, to roll scans. Roll-scans from 16mm ~ 6x9 formats; 6~55mgb. Drum-scans to 3-gigs.

B&W NEGATIVE PROCESSING: Refer to the B&W-neg pages for this service. We do B&W negative development at a level no longer found as a service.

C-41 COLOR NEGATIVE PROCESSING: Refer to the C41-processing pages for this service.  The highest QC available for your color negative work + discounted roll-scans.

E6 COLOR SLIDE PROCESSING: Refer to the
E6-processing pages for this service.  The highest QC available for your color slide work.

FILM RECORDING - LVT / CRT: Film recording - Digital to film services adds a very unique spin to our services, services you will find no where else; LVT to B&W, CRT - B&W & E6. We produce B&W negatives, B&W-slides, Interpositive's & B&W+E6 slides in 6x7 & 35mm formats.

Our dr5 equipment is a state of the art, one of a kind custom designed dip&dunk machine, specially engineered for dr5 by TECNOLAB.



POST NYC/Denver closing/REstart in Central Iowa : dr5 relocates to Denver CO. in 2005, Due to the NYC 911 photo industry collapse and the high-cost of Real Estate. To stabilize our operation expenses, we found it necessary to relocate. . dr5 in Denver closed, May/2015. After some coaxing we restarted the dr5 line in Stuart, IA. Line active 1/2017

YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT IS KEY TO OUR SUCCESS, THANKS ALWAYS.

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specially designed for the dr5 process. We also use TECNOLAB processors for the finest E6 processing.



We use only D-I Water (Distilled) to mix our custom chemistry.