Printing services

In my capacity as an Ilford Master printer, I print work by other practicing photographers and also the archives of historical photographers. I have experience of working with a wide range of negatives and I offer a range of print possibilities from single proof prints on RC paper, to full portfolios on exhibition quality FB paper.

1166 foggy woods

My service offers an artistic interpretation of your negative with the possibility of a number of techniques and styles. This may simply be an expressive print with careful dodging and burning and correct contrast, or it may be a much more dramatic representation. The print may be toned, perhaps even hand coloured. Texture can be included for a more pictorial look.

Techniques can also be combined to give a look which is unique to your particular vision. If you would like to explore ideas about a particular negative, get in touch and we can discuss the possibilities. If you are unclear about what could be done, you could opt for three printing styles and let me try out different techniques. The trio of images below were for a customer who gave me free rein to interpret his negative.

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All final FB prints will be on Ilford Warmtone FB paper (gloss), which I consider to be the best available today. RC proof prints can be done on Ilford MGIV paper, or the warmtone RC paper. If you are interested in discussing your work, your vision and the type of printing you require, then please Send me an email

Grebe holmfirth from cliff duotone
Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 23.35.57 Banana hand
gardening bathroom-chair
feet and hand mannequin
Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 10.07.38 2790 clothes pole in mist

Print prices. Dec 2021

RC paper prices;
7×5 ins         £20.00
10×8 ins       £30.00
12×10 ins     £40.00
16×12 ins     £50.00
20×16 ins     £80.00
24×20 ins     £120.00

FB paper prices;
7×5 ins         £40.00
10×8 ins       £50.00
12×10 ins    £60.00
16×12 ins    £70.00
20×16 ins    £90.00
24×20 ins    £150.00

Toning FB prints. Sepia or Selenium.
7×5 ins        £5.00
10×8 ins      £7.00
12×10 ins    £10.00
16×12 ins    £12.00
20×16 ins    £20.00
24×20 ins    £30.00

Please note that Selenium does not give a big colour change, certainly not as distinctive as in the past, due to changes in the manufacture of the paper. Prices are double for double toning, ie; sepia and selenium. This combination produces a subtle change.

Three printing styles.                                                                                                                                                               I can print three different styles from one negative to show what I think the negative can do. This is an interesting exercise and customers are often surprised at what is possible. It can be quite time consuming for me, and this is reflected in the price; £200 for three FB 10×8 prints.

Making a paper negative from a film original.
Original film negative can be any size. Making a paper copy negative from a film original is a two stage process and is quite time consuming. They are charged at £50 each.

Please try to send me clean negatives, spotting can take up many hours and I charge £45 per hour for the service. If you would prefer to do your own spotting, please state this when you order.

I shall take very good care of your negatives as I would expect anyone else to take care with mine. I understand how important they are, but I am unable to foresee every eventuality. If your negatives are damaged or lost whilst in my care I cannot be held financially responsible. I shall offer more than the usual ‘replacement of the value of the film’ as compensation and will gladly enter into correspondence to settle the matter amicably.

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