Questions and Answers about C-22 Film Processing:
What is C-22?
-C-22 was a type of chemical process used for color films in the 70s. It’s since been replaced by the current standard C-41, which is safer and better on the environment.
Can I get color images out of my old C-22 film?
The chemistry to make color photos from this film have long since been discontinued. We process all C-22 into a black and white negative.
Why are some film sizes more expensive?
For these older films the processing must be done by hand. Some films are easier to handle than others.
I have a different old film/I don’t know what type of film I have! Help?
Most C-22 film says it right on it. The most common name you might look for is Kodacolor-X. Other names may include: Anscocolor, GAF, ACN, Technicolor, Made In Belgium, Fotomat, Agfacolor.. If you’r not sure, feel free to contact us. We’re more than happy to help!
So.. Do you do Kodachrome?
Short answer: No.
Longer answer: The chemicals and equipment for Kodachrome have (sadly) been discontinued, and it doesn’t seem likely it’ll ever come back. Kodachrome CAN be processed into a black and white negative like C-22, but it’s a bit more of a process and we don’t offer it as a lab service. If you’re a savvy chemist, Laz has had some success in experimenting and they might be happy to offer advice. Email.
What quality of images can I expect?
It varies! Storage, humidity, heat and other factors can affect the film. Some old films look good, sometimes it’s all fogged to nothing, but most of this film has salvageable images. The only film we’ve never had any luck with is film labeled Triple Print. It may not be worth it if you have a roll of Triple Print film.
We’re more than happy to help! Feel free to call or email with any other questions you might have! Old memories shouldn’t stay locked away, we’re here to help you get ’em out!