Lab Recommendation for 35mm Film Recording

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    Can anyone recommend a 35mm film recording service? Preferably in Canada but I'll ship wherever I have to. I've got some digital images I'd like to get onto B&W film to print.

    The best looking one I've found so far is First Call in the UK but they're not responding to e-mails so far.
     
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    Anthony- you know I do large output up to 20 x30 for contact prints using Ortho Film, but my output is not designed to put in a enlarger but rather a Contact. Due to the nature of the film size and setup
    I need to do it can be a pricey day. FWIW I am doing more negs next week for Brendan Meadows to make lith prints, you saw his show on the Friday evening.


    In Canada there is nobody doing this that I am aware of , but I have a friend in New York who is outputting to 4x5 and 8 x10 film , any image size you could gang up a few 35mm files . These negs
    are what Salgado is doing, his lab is in Paris. You can email me if you wish and I will forward the info , he has decent rates.
     
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    I have friends who have a film recorder and have in the past output on to 6x8 B&W. Would this interest you?
     
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    Update: First Call did get back to me and they've burned a bunch of images from a digital point-and-shoot onto a roll of 35mm film for me. I'll be interested to see how the prints come out on an enlarger, the digital files weren't the best quality to start with.

    Why I am doing this you might ask? I'm putting together a series of prints from an area that I visited in 2012 (P&S digital), 2015 (120 film) and 2018 (35mm and 120 film). If I can get decent results on the enlarger with these digital files burned to film I'll use them as part of the series. Even if the quality is mediocre I'll be able to print and tone them to match the other prints. Hopefully it's no worse than just printing straight from the digital files.

    I don't think they offer film recording? I can't find it on their website.

    I've been thinking about this for a while actually Bob. I really need to develop the right body of work for it and to settle on what process to print with. I've got a few projects developing and hopefully one of those will come to fruiition.

    Definitely. I've got what I need done right now but I'm very interested in the possibilities of using a digital -> film -> darkroom workflow in other ways.
     
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