Since the inception of The B&W Box we have outsourced our E-6 processing to a local lab. Why? There is only one supplier in NZ for E-6 chemistry – Fuji. Somewhat understandably, Fuji haven’t focused a lot of energy on film in NZ, so it’s quite expensive to import their chemicals. Minimum order quantities are also high and there are long lead times, making it very hard for labs doing small volumes to get into processing E-6. On top of sourcing chemistry you then need a machine to process the film. E-6 processors are much more hard to come by as it was never as popular of a process as B&W and C-41. After many years of longing to do E-6 we have finally sourced a machine along with high quality chemistry and are ready to process! Read on for more info. E-6 Price Adjustment E-6 has been extremely expensive due to all of the shops outsourcing to the same place. Having switched to in house E-6 processing, we’ve decided to make slide film more accessible. Starting immediately we will be dropping the development price of E-6 from $24 to $18 a roll. Hopefully this will encourage some of you to shoot more! Bellini Having the processing in-house also means we are now able to monitor everything first hand allowing for less unknown variables compared to beforeEvery week we process, we will be running through a Fuji control strip like pictured below. Based off this we can adjust the concentration of our development tanks Tighter Quality Control Founded in 1988, Bellini Foto are an Italian chemistry manufacturing company that manufacture a wide range of photographic chemicals.We have brought over a whole pallet load of chemistry which should be enough to last us the next few years! This is a full 6 bath E-6 process, so no combined bleach and fix like the pre-made kits. These Bellini chemicals are based on the Kodak 6 bath chemistry, replicating the process fully.