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Best professional color lab in Washington DC for E6 Processing?

Edward Chu , Feb 04, 2004; 02:42 p.m.

I am in a urgent situation and have recently moved here to the DC metro area from NYC...I need to find the best professional level color lab that can dupe slides...Any help is GREATLY appreciated...Thanks...

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Dan Schwartz , Feb 04, 2004; 03:03 p.m.

Although I've never personally used it, National Geographic has a pretty good reputation; they use dip & dunk for E6 (and for C41 by request); and their prices seem reasonable.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/labs/index.html

Carl Root , Feb 04, 2004; 05:14 p.m.

I use Rieger in the Gaithersburg, MD

David Chananie , Feb 04, 2004; 06:15 p.m.

I have used Rieger as well and they've done good work for me. But if you don't want to travel that far, Chrome in Georgetown on Q St. NW, just off Wisconsin Ave, is excellent. As far as I am concerned, National Geographic is way overpriced.

James O'Gara , Feb 04, 2004; 09:26 p.m.

Edward,

Asman Photo -- 202-547-7713 -- is a great operation, family owned, very well run, and more reasonable than any other custom lab in the area. They have an extensive slide duping operation -- the Library of Congress uses them for copying work. Their E-6 is $6.99 and I think it's 4-hour service, if memory serves. I have NEVER had a problem with their work, and have been sending stuff there for 20 years now.

James O'Gara

M. Kevin Johnson , Feb 06, 2004; 04:09 p.m.

We are not in DC, but it is a long process, so 4 hours would not surprise me. The dry to dry is 42 minutes. We just picked up an RT machine for long roll to give you an idea a 200 foot roll of film takes 7.4 HOURS! So hopefully you will catch them before a long roll goes on.

Kevin www.AerialPhotoLab.com

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