Colour and traditional black and white film processing, print and scanning is all done on site in Cardiff! So there’s no need to wait 2 weeks to get your prints back. Our normal turn around is same-day for colour film and 48 hours for black and whites.

C41 Processing, Printing & Scanning

Our colour film processing is all done (including colour disposable cameras and C41 black & white films like Ilford XP2 & Kodak BW400CN) on site, normally ready same day:

Process only: 35mm & 120 – £6

Process & print (4×6″ or equivalent): 35mm & 120 – £11

Process & scan: 35mm – £9 & 120 – £14

Process, print & scan: 35mm – £12 & 120 – £15

Traditional B&W Film

We hand process black and white film on site normally ready in 48 hours:

Process only: 35mm & 120 – £8

Process & print (4×6″ or equivalent): 35mm & 120 – £13

Process & scan: 35mm & 120 – £16

Process, print & scan: 35mm & 120 – £17

E-6 Colour Slide Film

We can have your slide processed and mounted within 5 working days and even posted back to you via special delivery if required.

Process only: 35mm & 120 – £15

Process & scan: 35mm & 120 – £25

Process, print & scan: 35mm & 120 – £30

Post us your film

If you want to use our film services via the mail, simply post your films along with our printable order form to the shop

Express Imaging,
172-174 City Road,
CF24 3JF

Once we’ve received your order we’ll get in touch for payment, either over the phone or via PayPal and then we’ll get your order posted back as quick as we can.

35mm Slide Writing

Given that 35mm slides can still out-perform many of today’s digital projectors, you’ll be pleased to know that:

  • We can produce 35mm high quality colour slides from your digital images
  • They are ideal for exhibitions, fine art galleries, presentations and project submissions
  • For this specialist service we charge £3 per image converted to slide plus a £45 materials fee
  • If you have a large number of images, please contact us before placing your order.
  • Guaranteed next day recorded delivery once the slides are ready to post, can be arranged.

Please contact us to address any concerns that you might have regarding image quality and speak directly to one of our helpful team members for more details regarding our 35mm slide writing in Cardiff.

…not just 35mm & 120

We also can process APS, 110, 126 & 127 film but we would advice bringing the film in store for an accurate price and list of available options.


What is develop/process only?

Before your shot film is safe to work with, we need to chemically process it. With process only, that is all you’re getting, the processed negative, no prints or digital scans. If you’re planning on scanning your film yourself or you just want to see if the camera is working, process only is the cheapest option.

What resolution are your scans?

We scan film with our AGFA D-Lab 2. The standard resolution we offer with 35mm colour film is 1500x1000px and the high resolution we offer with everything is 3000×2000 although that will change depending on the type of film and size of frame.

How long do you keep film for?

We guarantee to hold on to your finished film orders for at least 1 month.

I think my film is stuck or damaged in the camera, can you help?

No guarantee, but we can normally help. We would normally recommend leaving the film in your camera and to bring it with you to the shop.