We have facilities to mount works up to 3m x 1.8m. And ensure you benefit from our expertise and experience we possess in-house for getting the very best out of every image.
Black and White Film Developing – With over 40 years of Black and White film developing, you can trust your 35mm and medium format black and white film to The Darkroom
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Self-service photo printing – Great value Online service – Add mounting and framing – Same high quality you expect from Metro – Click here to find out more
What is a genuine black and white print? We are the only photographic print lab in the UK where you can get genuine black and white photo prints online from digital files. We can give you a photographic print on real black and white photographic paper; that means no colour casts on your images, which you normally get when printing on a C Type paper.
All our black and white Lambda prints are produced on genuine ILFORD black and white silver gelatin photographic paper, which is a real Baryta / Fibre based paper. With ‘resin coated’ papers, the prints have a consistent and neutral image tone and the paper offers fine tonal benefits including strong blacks and subtle highlight detail.
For over 40 years, we have developed literally millions of rolls of film and we still love it! Most of us have been doing it for a long time – A.J., Ronnie, Joe, Emmanuel, Aimee, Nancy, Chris, Glen, Keith, Jay, Cyrus, Philip – all with at least 10 years in the craft. We love cameras of all types, as well as the trippy, new films. The Darkroom… Lots of experience and lots of love!Learn more about The Darkroom.
We offer 2 printing service options: Bespoke – Our premium service Self service – Our great value Online service Click here to find out more.
With over twenty years experience in the retouching industry, we pay great attention to detail and have a genuine care for what we do.
Your Black and White Photo Prints are guaranteed to last 100 years in a normal display (and 200 years in dark storage)!
Black and white hand photographic prints A master printer will produce the finest traditional print from your photographic negative. Handprints are made in an enlarger, which holds your negative for light to be projected through onto your choice of light-sensitive photographic paper.
Black and white photo papers are commonly known as Silver Gelatin or Bromide darkroom papers. The printer will make several tests initially before making your final print. They may use techniques like cropping, burning and dodging to frame your image correctly and get detail into the highlights and shadows.
Once the photographic paper has been exposed, prints are hand processed in photographic chemicals, then washed and toned to archival standards.
We have a range of photographic printing services to give you a helping hand, save you money with generous discounts for our in-lab services, alongside affordable and competitively priced Self-service options too.
Choose from three Kodak Endura Professional Photo Paper types, each of which bring out the unique tones in a black and white image beautifully: Lustre, Glossy, or Metallic.
Black and White vs C Type Prints C Type, black and white and Giclée prints are three very different printing processes, one is a digital photographic print, one is a ‘true’ black and white print and the other is an inkjet print.
Choosing the right paper for your image is very important.
True B&W Prints From Digital Files Print your digital files on genuine ILFORD Black & White Silver Gelatin Photo Paper
For professional black and white photo printing, Metro is the only photographic print lab in the UK where you can get genuine black and white photo prints from digital files. Our black and white prints are ‘true’ black and white prints, from digital files. We are the only lab in the UK that can provide this unique service. We can give you a silver gelatin print on traditional resin coated or Bromide photographic paper; that means no colour casts on your images, which you normally get when printing on a C Type paper.
Bespoke photo printing – The original Metro premium service – We do all the work for you – Work directly with our expert technicians – Click here to find out more
With Metro’s online print sales platform, you can sell your prints with ease. No start-up or ongoing costs!
Prints have a consistent and neutral image tone (no color cast). Strong blacks and detailed highlights. Bright white base for stunning black and white photographs. Superb quality and robustness. Excellent batch-to-batch and print-to-print consistency.
No printing color profiles required. With or without white borders. Available in 4×6 to 10×15 sizes. Glossy or Pearl surface. Prices range from $1.99 to $21.99
Digital black and white silver gelatin prints are a Premier service only on both Bespoke and Self-service. If required the Bespoke service also includes an initial test print. The turnaround for each print or adjustment is three working days for prints from digital files.
The turnaround time for traditional Silver Gelatin darkroom prints from negatives is one week.
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Scanning of both film and flat artwork. Film Sales, Film Processing and an Archiving Consultancy.
Resin Coated We use HARMAN (formerly Ilford) GDS RC papers for our resin coated digital prints as we do for our hand printing; but with this service, we can print your digital images on a much larger scale.
Harman Multigrade IV RC Deluxe paper is a premium quality black and white resin-coated paper with a bright base tint. We think it’s great for contact prints and test printing before a more expensive fibre-based paper.
Plenty of our clients like to use this for experimentation as well. It offers a cool to neutral tone.
The Darkroom can now print your digital files on genuine ILFORD Black and White Silver Gelatin Photographic Paper. We believe this is as close as you can get to a traditional B&W darkroom print from a digital file and has significant benefits when compared to B&W images produced from color processes.
Your images are printed on Kodak Professional Endura Premier paper- only the best for our customers.
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Fibre Based HARMAN (formerly Ilford) GDS Fibre is a real Baryta/Fibre based silver gelatin photographic paper based upon traditional B&W silver halide technology. It has panchromatic sensitivity optimised for tricolour laser enlargers such as Durst Lambda and Océ Lightjet.
It also has excellent D-Max, sharpness and surface finish that will give superb continuous tone black and white images or text from digital files prepared from either black and white or colour film negatives or positives, prints and digital originals.
Size Price 16 Mini Wallets $1.85 8 Mini Wallets $0.95 8 Wallets $1.85 8 Die Cut Signature Wallets $2.85 16 Wallets $3.70 4 Wallets $0.90 8 Signature Wallets $2.10 8 Die Cut Wallets $2.60 4×4 $0.26 3.5×5 $0.
27 4×5 $0.27 4×6 $0.28 5×5 $0.40 4×8 $0.57 5×7 $0.88 4×9 $0.57 4×12 $1.30 6×8 $1.50 5×10 $1.85 6×9 $1.55 8×8 $1.90 7×10 $1.95 5×15 $4.30 8×10 $1.95 $0.98 8.5×11 $2.50 8×12 $2.30 10×10 $2.95 9×12 $2.95 10×12 $3.
85 8×16 $5.15 10×13 $4.25 10×14 $4.25 12×12 $4.90 10×15 $4.45 11×14 $4.40 8×20 $5.15 10×16 $5.25 11×17 $7.35 8×24 $6.95 12×16 $9.00 14×14 $10.00 10×20 $5.50 12×18 $8.95 12×20 $10.00 16×16 $13.50 13×20 $13.
50 10×26 $13.00 12×24 $9.95 10×30 $14.50 14×22 $15.00 16×20 $13.50 16×24 $18.00 20×20 $20.00 12×36 $14.50 18×24 $19.00 15×30 $18.00 20×24 $23.00 24×24 $26.00 20×30 $24.00 22×28 $28.50 24×30 $26.00 20×40 $30.
00 24×36 $32.00 30×30 $32.00 30×40 $44.00 30×45 $49.50
A stylish Linen texture can also be applied to each paper type, for a chic, fine art finish.