I don't believe that Seattle Film Works were the first in
that business. The first I heard of were RGB Color Labs in Hollywood, CA.
I used them for many years, and they did send back a box of slides, a
roll of negatives, and a new roll of film. So far as I know, they still
do that, @ about $7.50 for a 36 exposure roll, with Kodak EastmanColor
films of ISO speeds of 100, 400 and 500, user's choice, same price. The
price was certainly right for what they give, and the slides provide a
'proof' image for the negatives if you wish to print them. Other labs
have joined in the business since then, and the Seattle firm has been
most aggressive in advertising the consumer byproduct. RGB mainly
process the film, and make transparency prints from the negatives, for
the movie industry. I always found them straightforward in all our
At 03:42 PM 03/25/2001 -0600, you wrote:
Aren't they the ones who bought 35mm movie
film tails, respooled the 35mm
movie film ends into canisters of 24 and 36 exposures, and then resold
35mm canisters to the public via the mail. The net result was that
to use them for processing because no other knowledgeable lab would
knowingly process the film because it has a backing that would come off
their processors and was damn near impossible to clean off. The
film had to
be processed by cinema labs who had special lab machinery to strip
backing off the film prior to processing.
If I remember correctly, they would send you back prints and slides from
same role. I do not recall that they would send back
negatives. They were
also known for being one of the first to send the images back via
internet if requested and put them on CDs.
If I am correct, the movie film that you would get back in the form
transparencies would have had a hardened emulsion so as to resist
which might come from its original usage in movie projectors at
movie houses. I somehow think you will have a hard time discovering
canned profile for this film and will have to either produce such a
yourself or have a custom one made.
Behalf Of Gordon Tassi
Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2001 10:13 AM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Neg film for scanning
Mark: Re: 3M film.
According to the people at Photo Works (used to be Seattle Film
negative color film is made by 3M. I have used them for some time
good processing results. (The are one of the US houses that
prints film and if you wish will return a roll with the negatives
prints.) After I bought VueScan, I asked the company so I
film to the VueScan profiles. I found out that the film was 3M, and
also receive slides from them, I found that their slide film is made
"Mark T." wrote:
> I didn't think 3M were still in the 35mm film business.