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Black & White, Color Negative (C41), E6 (Positive/Slide Film) ~ Disposable Cameras • 35mm • 120/220mm • 4x5, 5x7 & 8x10 Sheet Film

Here at North Coast Photographic Services, we process your film in our Hostert Dip and Dunk machines. The machines are meticulously maintained for quality and consistency. For black and white film we use Clayton chemistry. For C41 color negative and E6 color positive film, we use Fuji chemistry.

does not include scans (digital files) or prints

Our experts scan your film using the award winning Noritsu Qss-32 machine. Our goal is to provide you the best possible scan from your film.
Each frame is evaluated and corrected for density, highlight and shadow detail, and color.

We also offer an upload service via our desktop app for only $1.00 extra per roll.

 

Here at NCPS, we only print photographic prints using Noritsu digital wet lab machines. We don't print canvas, metal, acrylic, greeting cards or other products printed with an inkjet printer. We focus on creating beautiful true photographic prints on Fuji crystal archive paper.

Our mission is to provide professional quality photographic reproduction and film services to the public. To constantly strive to produce a better product using fully trained and experienced technicians, along with the finest equipment, paper, chemistry and quality control. To always exceed your expectations, at a price that is fair and reasonable.

About us

North Coast Photographic Services was established by a professional photographer in 1978, after seeing the need to provide quality photo printing to professionals and non professionals alike. We have evolved from a 2 person 400 sq. ft. building, to a state of the art full service digital and traditional photo lab, utilizing technicians with over 100 yrs. of accumulated experience. Please let us show you, "How good your photos can be."

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We receive orders from around the world! Once we receive your order, it will take approximately 2 days before it is sent back to you via U.S.P.S. Priority mail. Call us at 760-931-6809 or email us with any questions! Download our Shipping Guidelines

Located in Carlsbad, CA

We are located in beautiful Carlsbad, CA.

We love it when our out-of-state customers stop by and say hi! Being a top vacation destination has its perks!

5451 Avenida Encinas Suite D

Carlsbad, CA 92008

760-931-6809

HOURS: Monday- Friday 9am- 5pm

What our customers say....

North Coast Photographics
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Jason Stanson
Jason Stanson
2018-05-07T05:51:46+0000
I've tried other photo labs, I'm happy with NCPS. Hopefully one day they will offer "Drum Scanning" for the best image possible.read more
Nikhilesh Sekhar
Nikhilesh Sekhar
2018-04-24T20:31:09+0000
They are my go to film lab for the last 10 years. They do excellent work and Bonnie is a pleasure to deal with
Adam Barker
Adam Barker
2018-03-16T20:11:01+0000
This is the best place in the country to get your 35mm film developed.
Glenn Beltz
Glenn Beltz
2017-10-25T01:36:46+0000
David J. Pittenger
David J. Pittenger
2017-08-21T18:14:09+0000
The equation is simple. Fast turnaround, fair prices, outstanding customer service. I have never felt the need to test around.read more
Matthew C. McGrath
Matthew C. McGrath
2017-07-05T16:43:18+0000
Amazing service! They turned around two rolls of Ilford 400 film within a few days, and the scans look incredible. I will be using NCPS for all my film processing from now on.read more
Philip Nasadowski
Philip Nasadowski
2017-06-28T22:53:02+0000
Excellent service! Fast, high quality, and they call you when they have questions. And they do it all!
Harley Fan
Harley Fan
2017-06-22T18:40:38+0000
Best in business! Amazing service and stellar quality!
Vincent Vigil
Vincent Vigil
2017-05-05T17:53:45+0000
I read a kind of backhanded compliment. ...who does that? "Pricey"....as opposed to who/what?? North Coast Photo offers excellent service, experienced staff, excellent results!! Im personally thrilled to have found them after dealing with a disastrous business located downtown San Diego. Thank you Bonnie, Annie, Phyllis and Scott for an excellent day yesterday! Vincentread more
Bradley Kelly
Bradley Kelly
2017-05-05T12:57:44+0000
Victoria Balentine
Victoria Balentine
2017-05-04T18:47:16+0000
I say pricey, but these are accurate prices given the state of analog film industry, but WORTH EVERY PENNY! I won't trust my film with anyone else.read more
David Butterfield
David Butterfield
2017-04-21T02:16:55+0000
Robby Young
Robby Young
2017-04-14T23:16:50+0000
Absolutely lovely people. Turnaround is insanely fast, quality is always amazing.
Stephen Ciancioso
Stephen Ciancioso
2017-01-06T04:54:46+0000
Very high quality film lab! You really see a difference
Eddie Frie
Eddie Frie
2016-12-02T06:31:58+0000
They have a fantastic scanner giving these high-resolution negatives justice.
Juan Guerra
Juan Guerra
2016-10-10T00:52:23+0000
These people take great care of your film, and provide with top notch service; very recommended!
Tim McDonald
Tim McDonald
2016-08-29T01:00:20+0000
Shannon Marie
Shannon Marie
2016-05-21T15:52:19+0000
I'm so glad I found you! Amazing I'll never take my film anywhere else.
Gil Ortiz
Gil Ortiz
2015-11-24T23:52:10+0000
Great developing, processing, scanning and customer service. My #1 lab....
Jerry Parker
Jerry Parker
2015-10-14T22:11:58+0000
My first experience with NCPS and they are GREAT. I left my 4x5 chromes on Monday and they arrived in the mail on Wednesday. Really friendly people and wonderful processing. They are recommended by many serious pros and now I recommend them to all.read more
Liz Shute
Liz Shute
2015-10-06T13:51:57+0000
Danny Tyksinski
Danny Tyksinski
2015-07-12T02:13:44+0000
Great people to work with! Their turnaround times are fast, and they really know what they're doing, regardless of what type of film or weird processing request. Well-worth it!read more
Matthew Landry
Matthew Landry
2015-06-02T14:19:16+0000
Colleen Wright
Colleen Wright
2015-05-19T15:38:49+0000
Joshua Cribbs
Joshua Cribbs
2015-03-06T02:59:10+0000
Richard Shute
Richard Shute
2015-02-15T22:20:02+0000
Branden Frederick
Branden Frederick
2014-11-26T19:16:55+0000
I have tried several different labs, and NCPS has always been the best. Out of hundreds of rolls sent to them over the years, I only ever once had a problem, and not only was it recoverable (issue with scanning, not development), they immediately fixed it for free. Their development has always been superb, no matter what expired bizarre film I send their way.read more
Grace Gray-Adams
Grace Gray-Adams
2014-11-12T23:45:56+0000
We always have a wonderful experience at NCPS.
Adam Bavier
Adam Bavier
2014-11-05T03:56:30+0000
John Kachelmeyer
John Kachelmeyer
2014-10-10T23:01:06+0000
Daniel Showalter
Daniel Showalter
2014-09-04T00:05:19+0000
Developing and Enhanced Scanning of slides are fantastic and fast.
Ken Rockwell
Ken Rockwell
2014-07-27T15:24:10+0000
Mark Read
Mark Read
2014-07-23T21:36:14+0000
Jeff Both
Jeff Both
2014-07-08T11:42:23+0000
Chi Yeh Lin
Chi Yeh Lin
2014-06-10T23:39:29+0000
Excellent service and absolute best place to have your film developed and scanned! Well worth the films to be flown over the Pacific!read more
Matthew Raehl
Matthew Raehl
2014-06-10T21:10:32+0000
Ruby Berry
Ruby Berry
2014-04-05T17:16:41+0000
Absolutely amazing - staff is super helpful and friendly, processing is perfection, and the turn-around time is insanely fast. Sent four rolls in on Tuesday, and am scanning them on Saturday. And I live all the way across the country. Thanks so much!read more
Mariusz Murawski
Mariusz Murawski
2013-10-03T23:01:02+0000
JC Sutherlin
JC Sutherlin
2013-09-26T19:10:58+0000
John Riedell
John Riedell
2013-09-23T21:39:48+0000
Brian Moore
Brian Moore
2013-09-19T08:18:23+0000
Roberto Suarez
Roberto Suarez
2013-08-17T05:37:28+0000
Now let me tell you something about this place; The customer service is top notch, and when I mean top notch, I MEAN top notch. The people here are experts in their field and are very knowledgeable in their services they provide. As a photographer, I thought I knew everything there was to know about photos and prints. It turns out I was wrong. Photographer does not equate to being a photo printer. In addition to prints, their negatives and scans are mind blowingly amazing. When people say "You get what you pay for," it doesn't apply here as you get MORE than what you pay for. (Although there is still a strong amount of work on my side as a photographer in setting up the images via lighting and shadows). Assuming you did all of that right then the images will reflect your abilities. For anyone looking to get a great price and phenomenal service, I HIGHLY recommend this place.read more
Shane Gibson
Shane Gibson
2013-08-04T05:23:44+0000
Neal Carpenter
Neal Carpenter
2013-07-18T15:41:08+0000
Kyle Spears
Kyle Spears
2013-07-15T05:02:12+0000
Edward Karaa
Edward Karaa
2013-07-11T04:20:55+0000
Larry Woolslayer
Larry Woolslayer
2013-07-09T07:59:16+0000
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Richard

Owner

Bonnie

General Manager

Scott

Film Processing Specialist

April

Film Scanning Specialist

Annie

Restoration and Retouching Specialist

Haye

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