[alt-photo] Re: No more scanning at Walmart

Globe Trotteur unglobetrotteur at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 3 18:27:41 GMT 2012

I stopped having my film processed at Walmart a long time ago. I knew one tech and he was doing a good job with the chemical and dust. After he left, so did the quality.I use Mpix to develop my film and the film is flawless. Not dust or scratches. Highly recommend them. They give you a free mailer to send you negs to them.It costs me $6.84 for the whole process.
 > From: dhbloomfield at bellsouth.net
> To: alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org
> Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 11:46:07 -0400
> Subject: [alt-photo] Re: No more scanning at Walmart
> Slightly different, but I just did a bunch of digital printing for  
> someone recently.  I also scanned their film.  Fortunately, I have a  
> really nice Epson scanner, but I did notice that on every single piece  
> of 35mm film, there were scratches all down the front (as though  
> someone ran a gravel-filled squeegee down the front of each strip).   
> My scanner and I managed to eliminate those scratches, but I did ask  
> this person where they had their color film processed.  It was  
> Walmart.  I suggested they might want to go someplace else.
> Diana
> On Apr 3, 2012, at 11:26 AM, Robert Hall wrote:
> > It's not like Walmart would ever give a you know what about longevity,
> > but I think we will lose an entire generation of photographs due to
> > the digital influence, not to mention what the same influence has done
> > to art and image literacy.
> >
> > Robert Hall
> > www.RobertHall.com
> > www.RobertHall.com/workshops
> > www.facebook.com/robert.g.hall
> >
> >
> >> clippy...
> > That means that people's memory printed today may be gone 30 years
> > from now. What is going to be the longivity of a Walmart inkjet print
> > in 30 years.I know that people use digital now and keep photos on
> > their phones and hard drive. what about in 30 years. Where are going
> > to be the phone photos or the hard drive photos..
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