We at Downtown Camera see the value of shooting in film which is why we now offer a mail-in film service. This allows us to extend our services past the walls of our Toronto based store allowing those across Canada access to film processing. Send us your well-packaged colour, black and white, and slide film along with the filled out order form and you'll have your film in no time. mail-in-film-icons
We Charge as "Econo"
We consider mail-in film as an "econo" service and therefore qualifies for our most economical pricing option with processing times of 4 business days for colour film and 7 business days For Black and White film.
We Ship Back Your Negatives
Most other mail-in film development services will not send back your negatives. Please select a shipping method and we will arrange to send you back your film negatives.
We Offer Email Transfer
For scans you have the option of receiving a link. This way you can download your images right away!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What if I want to develop only?
Then you must select a shipment method so we can get your negatives back to you.
Can you push/pull film?
We can only push or pull Black & White and not C41 film. It costs $3.50 per roll to push or pull your film.
Do you develop disposable cameras?
Yes, we do! Although one thing we would like to mention is that we do not develop the Wedding Star brand disposable cameras. These cameras are recycled filmstrips that are taped together and risk jamming in our machine.
What happens if I have a square negative and want prints?
If you select 4" prints you will receive 4"x4" square prints rather than the 4"x6" standard size. This also applies to 5" prints.
When will I get my email transfer link?
Once we process your order we will send you an email with the link. Please see "When will I receive my photofinishing?" for turnaround times.
Do I get a CD if I email transfer?
Unless indicated in "special instructions", you will not receive a CD in your parcel.
Do you cut negatives into strips?
If you choose to pick standard shipping 35mm film will be cut into strips of 4 unless indicated otherwise. We do not cut 120 film.
How much is shipping?
$5 for Standard Shipping (Qualifying Orders Only)
$15 for Expedite Parcel (Includes Tracking Number)
Is my return shipment tracked?
If you requested the Expedited Shipment option, you will receive an email with the tracking number once your order is about to be shipped. We ship with Canada Post
How does my order qualify for standard shipping?
Because of size requirements we are only able to ship small orders.
For example 1 roll of 35mm film with 1 set of prints.
If you select this option and your order does not qualify for standard shipping we will automatically switch to Expedited Shipping. This will be reflected in the invoice we send you prior to processing your order.
Do I get appreciation stamps when I mail in film?
No, unfortunately, we do not offer stamps for mail-in orders.
We are not liable for lost or damaged film coming to and from Downtown Camera. Please package your film with care!