6 Watertank Way, Melb CBD | Mon - Sat 10am to 6pm

Developing and Scanning

At FilmNeverDie we provide both film developing and film scanning services. 
We develop a variety of film formats including 35mm film (135 format), 35mm disposable cameras and 120mm film (220 & 620 
format). 
*Please note, however, that we don’t make prints.

Developing and scanning your film with FilmNeverDie is easy.
Simply arrive at our store which is located at 
6 Watertank Way, Melbourne, Australia.
Our friendly staff will then direct you to fill out an order form and pay.
We then will process your film and if you have selected scans you will receive an email and SMS with a Dropbox link with your images.

If you would like to mail in your orders you will find more information here.

The table below outlines the typical turnaround time for Developing or Developing and Scanning each film type.
*Note that with the 'Develop Only' option, we process the film and you just your negatives back and do not receive any scans nor prints.

Film Format & Type (35mm)

Develop Only

Develop & Scan (35mm)

Typical Turnaround

Colour Negative (C-41) 

$7

$13

2-3 Days

Black and White

$12

$18

3-4 Days

Slide/Reversal (E-6)

$15

$22

5-7 Days

 

Film Format & Type (120)

Develop Only

Develop & Scan (120)

Typical Turnaround

Colour Negative (C-41) 

$7

$16

3-4 Days

Black and White

$12

$20

4-5 Days

Slide/Reversal (E-6)

$15

$26

6-7 Days

 

Our turnaround times may vary – colour negatives are typically processed within two days, black & white in three days, and slide within five days.
For any orders with mixed emulsion types, for example, a C-41 and an E-6 order, customers can request to receive the C-41 negatives/scan first if needed.
Otherwise, they will usually be sent out once every roll in the order is completed.
 

For our customers who need faster turnaround times, we offer a rush job service, meaning same-day film developing and or scanning services.
This is however, only available for colour negative (C-41) film in both 35mm and 120 formats, at a cost of 50% per roll.
Rush job service is available on most days, however, is typically not available during Saturdays or during times of film processor maintenance.

Note that for customers who are subscribed to our scanning membership service, we offer free rush jobs per booked scanning session, for job orders that have four or less rolls to be developed.

We also provide scanning services for customers who have film that they would like scanned, with prices outlined below.
These prices depend on both film format, and whether or not they have been cut. 

Film Format

Uncut Roll

Cut Roll

Mounted Slide

35mm Film

$7

$10

$1 per Slide

120 (220, 620) Film

$10

$10

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Extra Services

We also have these additional services available:

Please note that we do not push C-41 film.

For more niche film formats such as 110, 126, and 127, please send us an email at shoot@filmneverdie.com to see if we are able to process your order at the time.


Film Developing Details:

We process colour negative (C-41/CN-16), black & white and slide/reversal (E-6/CR-56) film.
We do not process Kodachrome (K-14), motion picture based film without the Remjet layer removed (ECN-2) or Super 8 film.
Colour (C-41) and black & white films are processed in-house.
Colour (C-41) orders are developed using a Fujifilm FP363SC processor, while our black & white orders are developed manually via a drum process.
We outsource our E-6 development, which is developed via a dip-and-dunk process.

 

Film Scanning Details:

We provide high-resolution scans with the resolution of a typical 35mm image being 5444 by 3649 pixels.
Our 35mm film is scanned using a Fujifilm Frontier SP500, while our medium format film is scanned using a Fujifilm Frontier SP3000.

We upload your images to Dropbox and send you a link to an online folder containing your images that you can download to your phone or computer.
Don’t worry – you don’t need a Dropbox account to access your images. We can also scan to a USB thumb drive if one is provided to us at no extra cost.

As always, if you have any queries or need help feel free to send us an email at shoot@filmneverdie.com