Here at Niagara we are following the age-old tradition of craftsmanship in film processing and printing initiated over one hundred years ago by our forefathers of photo finishing, the inventors of light sensitive emulsions and the engineers of lengthy film transport systems. Film developers, fixers, bleaches, clear baths and stop baths all contribute to our ability to etch into silver the patterns on the surface of the flexible medium we call film.  There are several hundred rollers in each processing machine that carry the precious celluloid through its adventures in chemical land, circulation pumps, heaters, dryers, forced air squeegees, turbines, relays and drying cabinets.  The goal of those who run Niagara Custom Lab is to keep all these moving parts in harmony, preserving and maintaining motion picture film as an active medium just as vibrant, alive, mysterious and powerful as it was the day it was discovered. We are very proud of our team and out fleet of machines we have managed to maintain over the years and the countless fantastic projects they have contributed to, and thank you for your shared love of this irreplaceable medium.





The film lab for artists