Ikigai Camera Film Lab
We offer processing and scanning for C41, E6 and Black and White Film.
We run a mail-in, dropbox and in store service based in Williamstown North.
How does it work?
Step 1. Fill in our online order form
Our simple online ordering system lets you quickly select and pay for what you need, set your scanning preferences and helps us to manage our workload. Click the below button to enter our ordering system and to see our price list.
Step 2. Mail your film to us, bring it in, or use our after-hours dropbox
The next time you order film, you will have the option of purchasing pre-paid postage labels at a significant discount. All you need to do is reverse the box your order came in, affix the label to the top and drop it into any red Australia Post box.
We'll handle the rest.
Alternatively, you can post your film to our standard mailing address at PO Box 971, Williamstown, 3016 at any Australia Post outlet.
Film Posting Address
If you'd like to drop your film off in person, simply come in!
If you can't visit during business hours, you can use the dropbox on the fence which is accessible 24/7 and weather sealed.
Step 3. Process and Scan
Depending on your preferences, we can scan your work on either our Frontier or Noritsu scanner. You can learn about the differences between them here.
These industry titans both offer a unique look and now you can choose what best suits your work.
When your processing is finished and your scans are ready, we'll upload them to our transfer service and automatically email you the link when the upload is complete.
We'll even keep your negatives on site until you're ready to pick them up, or simply have them posted back to you.
How we're different
Quick Online Ordering System
We're doing away with paper forms. Our system lets you quickly and easily place your order and helps us to manage our workload.
No more having to print, scan and email forms, so throw away your pen!
We're keeping it simple so you can spend more time shooting.
Film Processing Mailers
Use our film processing postage labels to conveniently send your rolls off for processing. Simply reverse the box your Ikigai order came in, affix the postage label to the top and drop it into any red Australia Post box.
You won't need to line up at a post office, buy packaging or pay full postage rates.
Click here for more information
Higher Resolution Scans
We've got some great scanners capable of very high resolutions and have a network that can handle large uploads quickly. This means we can offer our higher res scans for less.
We offer two scan sizes. Standard and Large.
Our standard size is large enough for most prints and our large scans are even better.
We've also partnered with Bridget Mac at Format scan to provide you with 10% off some already great prices on Flextight virtual drum scans.
Bridget is great at what she does and whether you're exhibiting or just wanting to print big for yourself, it's hard to go past a virtual drum scan.
Click below for more info and just provide a recent Ikigai receipt for your discount.
Choice of Scanner
For our standard and high res scans you can choose between using our Frontier or Noritsu scanners. Learn about the differences here