Colour developing starting from £4.50
Develop only options start at £4.50, develop and scans start at £6. We have four top of the range scanners able to give the best quality scans in jpg and TIFF. Plus we now do prints ranging from 6x4" up to 12x18"
Black & White developing and scans from £7
Professional black and white developing, carefully processed by hand.
We now offer beautiful, high quality photo prints from our Epson dry-lab printer. Prints are available from 6x4" all the way up to 12x18" on 250gsm gloss and lustre paper.
Recycling our film waste.
We’re always looking out for ways to make our film lab a more sustainable operation, so when we started to run out of space in the lab under mountains of plastic film canisters, we knew we needed to find a solution for this type of film processing waste. After seeing some of their wonderful recycled plastic creations on Instagram, we reached out to Motley Makers, who agreed to turn our waste plastic into beautiful objects through their sister company Mischief Plastics.
Take it Easy Lab is a family-run indie film lab based in Leeds. Set up in September 2020 by cousins Liam Henry and Joe Singleton, as well as business partner Nick Baines, the lab is now run by a group of friends that have developed over 60,000 rolls of film.
Offering both mail-order and drop-in services, the team are passionate about making sure everyone gets the best film experience possible. Take It Easy Lab doesn't just provide a service that ends with getting your photos back, we offer an inclusive space where amateur, pro, and everything in between can come together, learn and share experiences through exhibitions, events and resources.
Doing our bit for the environment
From our experience of working in film labs in the past we knew how much waste comes from film processing. We wanted to be as sustainable as we could in our lab.
Our chemical waste is collected in the lab by using a Metafix filtration system, which filters the chemicals meaning the waste is safe to be poured down a drain. The silver is also recovered via the system which then goes on to be used in silver jewellery / cutlery etc!
Film waste = Recycled furniture and money for charity
We keep all of the metal film canisters that come from processing your film, selling them to customers who can use them to reload cameras or make little plant holders from!
All of the money from these sales goes to MAP, a Leeds based charity that is an alternative education provider working with young people who are unable to access the mainstream school system.
We also supply plastic film canisters to local based Motley Makers, a Mirfield-based bespoke fabrication studio with a passion for sustainability and supporting the local community.
These canisters are melted down and are used on a wide range of things such as table tops / coasters etc.
All about customer loyalty
See that little red button on the bottom right? Create an account with us through our loyalty program and you start earning points whenever you make an order. These points add up and can be redeemed as free film developing once you have enough points!
We also give out our winner cards every day from our lab, meaning you could be in with the chance of winning a number of prizes, ranging from 10% all the way up to your next order totally free!
Your local indie film lab
Take It Easy Lab is a mail order film processing lab run by a team of friends who have a passion for film and have been involved in the photography community for over 15 years.
Friendly and approachable
We’re passionate about supporting photographers - big and small - and know what it means to have a lab you can trust and rely on.
Take It Easy is a group of like-minded friends that know how nice it is to be treated like a real human, that's why we pride ourselves on customer communication.
How we process your films
We run on top of the range machinery, with three Noritsu HS1800 scanners.
We print all your 6x4 and digital prints on our Epson Surelab D3000.
Once your films are developed and scanned, we transfer your files via Dropbox and send over your link!