Your questions answered
Got a film development question? Want to know more information?
Take a look at some of our more frequently asked questions. If your question isn't here, just drop us a line!
Our lab is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. You can drop your orders through our letterbox 24/7 though.
Always! Unless you don't want them, just let us know and we can get rid of them for you. We have an option at checkout for you to let us know that you don't need them back.
We do! Head here to find the order page.
After placing your order, simply package up your film/s in a secure padded envelope along with your name and order number.
You can simply write your order on a piece of paper and include it in your parcel.
From there you can either post us your films, or drop them through our letterbox at:
Take It Easy Film Lab
Aire Street Workshops
30-34 Aire Street
For more information, see our how to order page here
We do! We can print your photos in 6x4 format, perfect for sticking to your walls or archiving in a photo album.
Yes we can. We can push your colour and black and white film up to 2 stops. For colour films being pushed, these are done at the end of the day due to us having to change settings on the developer, so there may be an additional short delay. No extra cost though.
Our turnaround is usually within 3-4 days of receipt of your order, but during busier periods and depending on your service, our turnaround times can be found here
Once we have processed your order, we use the email address you supplied with us on your order form to send the files via Dropbox. Make sure you check your spam folder too!
At checkout you have the option to receive your negatives back via post or you can collect them from our lab.
Due to the volume of post going out, we do this in batches, sending post out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Mail usually arrives within two to three days.
We have free shipping for all orders over £30 to the UK.
We develop your films using a Noritsu V30.
We scan your films using our 4 top spec scanners:
• Noritsu HS-1800
We have teamed up with Aire Street Darkroom to provide a black and white film developing service.
Let’s really hope this never happens! But in the unfortunate case that it does, don’t worry, we’d never make you pay full price for this. We will happily refund the cost of developing if the order was for a colour film.
As our black and whites are developed by a third party by hand, unfortunately we can’t refund blank black and white films.
1545 x 1024 pixels. - approx 700kb
Ideal for using on the web / instagram.
Medium Res (Standard):
3130 x 2075 pixels - approx 2.5mb
Perfect for social media and will blow up to A4 if printing.
6774 x 4492 pixels - approx 12mb
This option is perfect for those needing large files for archiving and printing over A4.
Once your files are delivered via Dropbox, we shall keep your files stored online for 3 months. After 3 months these files are deleted so make you sure move all folders out of our dropbox onto your own HD or storage!
One of the things we want to do by running this film lab is building up a community of passionate film photographers. We’re in a great position to build this in the fact that we have the capabilities to see so many images go through our scanners!
If we see a photo of yours when developing your negatives, we will get in touch and see if you’d be interested in having the image featured on our socials, and if you agree and want to do any post editing work on the file just send the file over once you’ve done any work on the image.
Being aware of how we removed of our chemical lab waste was high on the plan when opening Take It Easy 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!
Find us here
Take It Easy Lab
Unit 1, Aire Street Workshops
30-34 Aire Street
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.
We’re passionate about supporting photographers - big and small - and know what it means to have a lab you can trust and rely on.