No matter where in the country you are we’ve got your processing needs covered. We’ve got multiple hassle-free ways to get your film to us; you can drop-off, mail your film or pay us a visit instore!
Quality Is Our #1 Priority
There is a large amount of trust involved with a lab handling your precious memories. That’s why at The Black and White Box we love your film just as much as you do, so you can have the peace of mind knowing your negatives are in the safest of hands
Never be worried about lost or destroyed negatives again. We will keep your negatives onsite for up to 1 year, before contacting you to arrange a retrieval method. All you’ve got to do is select the negative archival option on the order form and let us do the rest!
Majority of our scans are produced on the SP-3000, a state of the art film scanner well known for rendering beautiful tones, dynamic range, and equipped with in-built infrared dust removal technology. This scanner excels at C-41 Colour Negative scans so all of these go through the Frontier.
The Noritsu HS-1800 is a true workhorse scanning much faster than the Frontier due to running on a newer and faster operating system. It has a higher D-MAX than the Frontier and renders B&W tones better. Because of this, we have decided to put all E-6/B&W through the Noritsu.
How We Process
All colour film is processed in our state of the art Noritsu machine. Each morning when we fire it up, we run through a control strip and plot our findings on a graph. This ensures you that our chemicals are at their optimum to process your film perfectly!
All traditional black and white film is processed through a rotary developer with our chemistry of choice, Kodak XTOL, which we have found to provide the most consistent results with our process. All developer is one shot, which means each roll uses fresh chemistry, ensuring your film will come out at it’s best every time.
Drop and Send
The Black and White Box HQ
Fancy a comfy spot to hang out at and chat about film? Then head on down to The Black and White Box HQ to drop your film, stock up your film supply from The Fridge, print your newest work or get holiday ready with a new passport photo. The tunes are always on and the team is always ready for a laugh!
129 Main Hwy Ellerslie Auckland
09 525 0289
Monday to Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm
The store is located down the long driveway behind Flight Centre, on the right-hand side.
Drop off Points
Can’t make it into HQ? No worries – our friends are here to help. You can drop your film to any of these central locations that best suit you. Drop-off pick ups are done 7 days a week (or every opening day of the drop-off location), so the same turn around times still apply.
Vixen Vintage Boutique
191 Karangahape Rd, Auckland
Mon – Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sun 11:00am – 5:00pm
Drop-off collected 5:30pm Monday to Friday.
3 Railway St, Newmarket
Mon – Fri 9:00am – 5:30pm
Sat 10:00am – 3:00pm
Drop-off collected 5:00pm Monday to Friday.
391 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Mon – Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm
Drop-off couriered to the lab every Thursday 12:00pm.
Mail Your Film
If you’re supporting us from out of town or are too busy to head in store you can send your film via mail. Simply pop your film and order form in packaging of your choice and send it to the address below:
The Black and White Box 129 Main Hwy, Ellerslie Auckland 1051 Ph: 09 525 0289
Down the driveway behind Flight Centre, on the right hand side
As film shooters who want to provide a film service they wish to receive, we believe feedback is an important part of making this service the best it can possibly be. To do that though, we need your help! We are all ears to hear about your experience with our service. From constructive criticism, to praise, or burning queries; we love it all. Please email us anytime to let us know your thoughts.
We have many different options for you to retrieve your negatives. Whether you would like them archived for up to a year onsite with us, whether you’d like to pick them up from us in store as soon as they’re ready or whether you want them sent back to you straight away, there is an option to suit any situation.
We want to make payment as simple as possible, and that’s why you will be sent a link to pay online once your order is in the lab, ready to be processed!
Negatives will be stored in our facility safely for 1 year from the date processing where they will be available for collection, free of charge.
After one year we will make our best effort to contact you for retrieval. If we do not hear back we reserve the right to no longer archive your negatives. They will be moved off-site to be destroyed.