The Lab @ Tom Fritz Studios

Services and Price Guide

Scanning <Details>
Copies from Reflective Art <Details>
Inkjet Prints <Details>
Color Correction and Retouching <Details>
Conversions <Details>
SWOP Certified Proofs <Details>
Web Galleries <Details>
FTP Service <Details>
Custom Profiles <Details>
ZAPP Applications <Details>
Other Services <Details>
Black & White Film Processing <Details>
Black & White Proofs <Details>
Black & White Prints <Details>
E-6 Color Transparency Processing <Details>
C-41 Color Negative Processing <Details>
Consulting <Details>
Limits of Liability <Details>
Delivery Service <Details>

Hours
Our lab is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Film may be picked up between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A 24-hour locked drop box is available to qualified account holders. Please contact us to request a key. Special runs are available early, late, and on weekends for an extra charge. Please call to discuss your particular needs.

We offer a 10% discount to students enrolled in an acredited photography program.

Location
2930 West Clybourn Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208
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Contact
414-344-8300 Telephone
414-344-6155 Facsimile
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Prices effective March 2009
SCANNING
We offer scanning of film originals up to 5"x7" on our Imacon Precision III. With optical resolution up to 6,300 ppi and 4.2 maximum density, the Imacon holds the film in an arc so that the light source and ccds always scan the film at exactly the same focus point, providing absolute film flatness. Resolution and detail rival scans made on a drum scanner.
But if it’s a drum scan you need, we offer the best. Made on our Heidelberg Chromagraph S3900, this scanner delivers resolution up to 24,000 ppi and unsurpassed dynamic range. Film or reflective originals up to 20"x24" can be scanned; film is fluid mounted for optimum results.
Reflective originals up to 12"x18" are scanned on our Heidelberg Nexscan flatbed scanner. Optical resolution of 5,280 ppi and a maximum density of 4.2 provide superior files from your artwork.
• Originals can be transparencies, negatives, or reflective art
• Output file format is 8-bit/RGB TIFF (16-bit is available)
• All scans spotted for dust and slight imperfections
• Minimum charge is $25.00
• Prices are based on uncompressed file sizes.
Color
Grayscale
Price
Web Scan
(10mb rgb)
$10.00
50mb
17mb
$25.00
100mb
34mb
$40.00
200mb 67mb $50.00
300mb 100mb $65.00
400mb 134mb $85.00
500mb 167mb $110.00
600mb 200mb $140.00
750mb 250mb $225.00
850mb 285mb $275.00
1gb 334mb $350.00
1.5gb
500mb
$475.00
• Files will be delivered on cd or dvd (no charge for media)
• We have ftp service available for file transfer via the internet
• Additional charges will apply for excessively dirty or damaged
 originals, color correction and retouching
• Normal service is 48 hours
• Rush service is 50% additional; 100% additional for under 4 hours
How do I know what size scan I need?
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COPIES FROM REFLECTIVE ART
Digital Captures
When your artwork can’t be scanned because of size or medium, we can capture it with our Phase One IQ160 digital back. Using the IQ160 mounted on a view camera with a Flexadapter sliding back, the native file size (in 8-bit color) of 181 mb can be increased to 340 mb or more. Stunningly crisp reproduction with extremely accurate color matching, these files can be the basis for outstanding gicleé or lithographic prints. Files are provided as 8-bit/RGB TIFF (16-bit is available), color corrected to the closest possible match to your artwork.
File Size
Price
up to 181mb
$85.00
up to 340mb
$135.00
Color Transparencies & Negatives
Superior transparencies made from your artwork for use in four-color process printing, display, or projection. We provide precise color matching and controlled contrast, evaluated properly under 5000° K lighting. A range of several images of alternate color and density will be provided when necessary.
Similar to our transparency service, we can also photograph your artwork on color or black & white negative material. Prices include film processing but do not include prints from the negatives.
Film Size
Transp
Color Neg
B&W Neg
35mm ($40 minimum charge)
$10.00
4x5
$65.00
$65.00
$65.00
8x10
$95.00
$95.00
$95.00
Oversized artwork (> 24x30 inches)
add $25.00
Acetate overlays (per overlay)
add $20.00
Framed artwork
add $20.00
Unmounted artwork
add $10.00
Oil paintings, fabrics, heavily textured, dimensional, or metallic media
add 100%
Pricing on unusual art such as paper sculpture, valuable paintings, and exceptionally large pieces will be quoted upon inspection of the artwork.
Normal service
48 hours
Rush service
add 100%
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INKJET PRINTS
Color or black and white prints made with UltraChrome K-3 inks on
our Epson 3880 or 9800 printers. Remarkable clarity, vibrant color, and deep, rich blacks characterize the beautiful prints these machines produce. Archival qualities are superior to conventional photographic materials.
Our custom profiles and expert preparation of your image assure you that your print will be the best that this technology can deliver. We offer several standard substrates but we’ll work with you if there is a special paper you’d like. Papers we currently offer are:
Standard Papers
   • Epson Luster Photo
   • Epson Glossy Photo
   • Epson Enhanced Matte

Premium Papers
   • Epson Signature Hot Press
   • Epson Signature Cold Press
   • Epson Signature Watercolor
   • Museo Silver Rag
   • Canson Baryta Photographique
   • Hahnemühle Monet Canvas

You can see samples of these papers, upon which we have printed a variety of images, when you visit us.
Print Size
Standard 
Papers 
Premium Papers
up to 8.5x11 
$25.00 
$35.00 
13x19 
$35.00 
$50.00 
16x20 
$48.00 
$64.00 
20x24 
$72.00 
$96.00 
30x40 
$144.00 
$240.00 
40x60 
$288.00 
$480.00 
300–499 sq. in.
$.15/sq. in.
$.20/sq. in.
500+ sq. in.
$.12/sq. in.
$.20/sq. in.
 • Prices for large and off-sized prints can be calculated by using the    price per square inch formula in the chart.
 • Maximum print size is 44 inches wide by 30 feet.
 • Duplicate prints made at the same time are discounted 20%; ask    us for a quote if you have a large quantity you’d like printed.
• Canvas prints can be provided stretched on a frame for additional    charge.
We take care in setting up your file for the best output from our printers. To assure that you will be pleased with your print, we offer a reduced size proof with our prints 16x20 and larger. The first proof and corrections are included in the price of the print.
Subsequent proofs, if necessary, cost $15 each.
Color correction and other adjustments to your file are billed at $150 per hour in 15 minute increments.
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COLOR CORRECTION AND RETOUCHING
Color correction, retouching, compositing, and photo restoration are all available on both a project and an hourly basis. We’ll be happy to discuss your particular project with you.
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CONVERSIONS
Optimum offset reproduction requires more that just a mouse click.
We can insure that your image will reproduce properly on press with a conversion that anticipates press conditions and is adjusted to take full advantage of the cmyk color space.
Converting from color to black and white demands that contrast that relies on color be changed to contrast that relies on luminance. We evaluate each image and adjust to maintain tonal separation in each important area.
Supplied File
Price 
TIFF 
$15.00 
RAW 
$25.00 
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SWOP CERTIFIED PROOFS
Know what your image will look like when it comes off the press before you turn it over to your client or production house. Our proofs are run on a swop certified system using the Epson 9800 and Colorburst rip. We proof to swop standards but we can match other output devices at your request.
Larger proof sizes are available. Multiple small images can be combined on a single proof.
Proof Size
Price 
9x12 
$35.00 
12x18
$55.00 
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WEB GALLERIES
Show the images from your shoot in a gallery on the world wide web from which your client can make their selections. We’ll customize the look to reflect your identity and include your logo and contact info. Just drop off your files or send them via ftp, and we’ll post your gallery.
Gallery
Price 
Service
Set-up (one-time fee)
$50.00 
Hosting for 30 days at www.labonline.us or posted to your domain
Gallery, up to 100 images
$55.00 
Additional Images
$20 / 50 images
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FTP SERVICE
Send and receive large files to and from our ftp server. We can supply a free utility that will make uploads drag-&-drop easy. If you’d like to use our server to exchange files with a client or other third party, our web interface and ftp utility offer an easy way to do so. Pricing is for file exchanges of up to 300mb over 30 days.
(Note: There is no charge to send us files for our other services.)
FTP
Price 
Service
FTP Site, upload utility
$25.00 
30 days, 300 mb
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CUSTOM PROFILES
We can create custom profiles for your scanner or for a particular paper you use in your printer. Unlike a generic profile, a custom profile compensates for the peculiarities of your particular device. Get the most out of your printer and inks, and make better scans of your originals.
Profile
Price 
Service
Scanner or printing paper
$75.00 
You scan or print our supplied target and we create a custom profile
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ZAPP Applications
If you are an artist applying to art fairs on-line, we can set up your slides, scans, and digital captures to ZappTM specs and submit them for you. New to ZappTM ? We can create an account with your info and get you going!
Zapp Submission
Price 
Service
First Image
$18.00 
From your supplied digital images. For slides or prints, add $8 / image for scanning. Ask for a quote on captures from your artwork.
Additional images
$12.00 
Set up Zapp registration
$45.00
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OTHER SERVICES
We provide assorted additional services to compliment our main offerings and are always happy to help you in any way we can.
Service
Price 
Additional CD or DVD
$10.00 
Transfer Compact Flash card to DVD
$12.00 
E-mail file delivery (per 5 mb)
$10.00
Upload to ftp site (per 50 mb)
$15.00
Create low-res jpeg from high-res file
$10.00
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BLACK AND WHITE FILM PROCESSING
We do small batch processing of your film in our Wing-Lynch rotary processor. Constant agitation provides absolutely even development on both roll and sheet film. Our standard developer is Kodak T-Max. We offer custom processing using different developers at your request. Please discuss your requirements with us.
Film Size
Price 
Service 
35mm 
$12.00 
Normal service
72 hours
120
$12.00 
Rush service (24 hrs)
add 50%
220
$25.00 
Push/Pull Processing
add 50%
4x5
$7.00 
Special chemistry 
add 50%
5x7
$10.00 
Archival processing
add 100%
8x10
$18.00 
Film paging 
.75 / page
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BLACK AND WHITE PROOFS
Proofs of your black & white negatives are made by scanning your 35mm or 120 roll film or your sheet film and printing on our inkjet printers. Cost of a proof includes the scan and print.
A proof is made from one roll of film (35mm or 120) or four 4x5 sheets of film. Enlarged proofs yield a larger image for easier viewing, a particular advantage for smaller format film.
Proof Size
Price 
Service 
8x10 
$10.00 
Normal service
24 hours
11x14
$25.00 
Rush service
add 100%
16x20
$35.00 
Additional copies
less 20%
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BLACK AND WHITE PRINTS
Black & White Inkjet Prints
Prints from your black and white negatives on our ink jet printers, the cost of which includes scanning and preparing the file for output. Your image is dust-spotted and optimized for density and contrast. Prints are made on luster finish paper.
Print Size
Price 
Service 
8x10
$25.00 
Normal service
3 days
11x14
$35.00 
Rush service
add 100%
16x20
$50.00 
Additional copies
less 20%
We also offer color prints from transparencies for the prices listed above; prints from color negatives are $10 more.

For these prices, we do not provide you with the electronic file of the scanned image. If you wish to have a copy, our normal scanning and printing prices apply.
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E-6 COLOR TRANSPARENCY PROCESSING
Your color transparency film is processed in small batches in our Wing-Lynch rotary processor. Constant agitation provides absolutely even development on both roll and sheet film.
Your roll film is returned in a continuous sleeve. We can page it for you in PrintFile® pages for a modest fee.
Slides mounts are thin plastic and will work in 80 & 140 capacity trays.
Film Size
Price 
Service 
35mm
$12.00 
Normal service
72 hours
120
$12.00
Rush service

48 hours

add 50%
220
$25.00

24 hours

add 100%
4x5
$7.00
Push/Pull processing
add 50%
5x7
$10.00
Film paging .75 / page
8x10
$18.00
Slide mounting
.15 / mt 
 
• Film may be dropped off and picked up between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A 24-hour locked drop box is available to qualified account holders. Please contact us to request a key.
• Large quantities of film may not be available within our normal service.
• Special runs are available early, late, and on weekends for an extra charge. Please call to discuss your particular needs.
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C-41 COLOR NEGATIVE PROCESSING
We do small batch processing of your film in our Wing-Lynch rotary processor. Constant agitation provides absolutely even development on both roll and sheet film.
Film Size
Price 
Service 
35mm 
$12.00 
Normal service
72 hours
120
$12.00 
Rush service

48 hours

add 50%
220
$25.00 

24 hours

add 100%
4x5
$7.00 
Push Processing
add 50%
5x7
$10.00 
Film paging  .75 / page
         
8x10
$18.00 
     
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CONSULTING
Having a problem getting your scanner to work properly? Need help setting up your new printer? Have a question about a procedure in Photoshop? Want advice about what new equipment to buy? We can help.
We offer our services for setup, troubleshooting, and maintaining a variety of equipment, and offer advice and tutorial help on Photoshop and other software.
Many issues can be handled by phone or e-mail, or we are happy to come to your location when appropriate. Why waste your valuable time wrestling with a problem when help is easily available at a reasonable cost? Call us for a quote.
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Limits of Liability
The submission of any film, print, slide, or negative by you to this firm (Tom Fritz Studios, Inc.) for processing, printing or other handling constitutes an agreement by you that any damage or loss by our firm, even though due to negligence by our firm or any of its staff members, will entitle you to replacement with an equal amount of unexposed film and processing. Except for such replacement, the acceptance by our firm of your film, print, slide or negative is without any other liability, and any recovery for any incidental or consequential damages is excluded.
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Film by Bike
We don’t pedal it to you ourselves, but our friends at Breakaway do. They are quick, reasonably priced, and totally hip. If you are in the downtown Milwaukee area, consider using them for pollution free delivery service to us.
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The Lab at Tom Fritz Studios has been offering superior quality lab services to the Milwaukee photography community for over 20 years.
Peter Carter Photography
" I can always trust my work to the Lab at Tom Fritz Studios. From processing to prints, I get consistent, high quality results every time."
-- Peter Carter
Our custom services ensure the highest quality results for the most discriminating photographer whether it be film processing, digital outputs, copywork or black and white printing.
Yuenkel Studios
"Special runs, great turnaround time, and outstanding E-6 processing –– the Lab at Tom Fritz Studios is an indispensable part of my photography."
-- Nancy Yuenkel
Personal service is key to our lasting relationships with clients.
Dacquisto Photography
The fine images shown here represent just a few of the clients that rely on Tom Fritz for quality lab services.
Ricco Studios
If you'd like more information on our lab services, stop in or contact us at 414-344-8300, or Fred@tomfritz.com
 

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