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A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film

You Pay: $13.49
Product Highlights
  • For All 35mm C41 Process Film

Exclusive to B&H A&I mailers are a fast, inexpensive way to have your film processed by one of the nation's top professional labs without leaving your home. Mailer service includes normal processing, printing & return shipping. Print size is 4x6" Glossy or Matte finish, with white border or no border. For push processing enclose a check for $1 per stop.

Please note: One roll of film per mailer. The Post Office has office declared a single roll of film sent from anywhere in the USA is a parcel, requiring 5 first class stamps.

Mailing Address
Do not use the address printed on the mailer itself. The proper mailing address is:
A&I
257 S. Lake St.
Burbank, CA 91502

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A&IDevelop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film
 
3.9

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Secure closure (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (13)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Fast, excellent [...]

      Basically, you fill out your address info on the envelope, drop your film cartridge in there, toss it in a mailbox, go find something to do for a week, and voila, professionally...Read complete review

      Basically, you fill out your address info on the envelope, drop your film cartridge in there, toss it in a mailbox, go find something to do for a week, and voila, professionally processed and printed pictures in your mailbox, wrapped in plastic to keep them dry and pressed between two pieces of cardboard to keep them from getting bent. Will definitely use again in the future.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Long Lead Time

      [...]The prints were OK ... not the best I've seen, but not bad either. They are only proofs, after-all.They cut the negatives into strips of six frames, which is...Read complete review

      [...]The prints were OK ... not the best I've seen, but not bad either. They are only proofs, after-all.They cut the negatives into strips of six frames, which is how I do it at home - so good news to me.The negatives were in good condition - no scratches or anything like that. I've seen them come back in terrible shape from other places.I think I'll send them another roll or two before I make up my mind, but so far I have mixed feelings... Mostly due to the long lead time and less than stellar prints.If all you really want is the negs - I would use them again without hesitation. The prints leave a little to be desired, but they serve their purpose (proofs).

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      5.0

      Film mailers: A blast from the past

      By AKJeeper

      from Kodiak, Alaska

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Secure Closure

      Cons

      • Approx 10 Day Turnaround

      Best Uses

        Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

        This definitely brings back fond memories of a simpler time when we would put our film in a mailer and wait a couple of weeks to see the results. I was very pleased with the results - sharp, consistent prints. The negatives were placed in a plastic archival sleeve (which went as-is into a 3-ring binder). The prints/negatives were carefully packed in an envelope, encased in a plastic bag, and sandwiched in cardboard to prevent anything from being folded/damaged. The bonus was that it also came back with a proof print and a CD of high quality scans (3088x2048). I was amazed at the quality of the scans - they were so sharp that at first glance I thought these were shots from my DSLR. Will definitely be ordering more mailers in the future. Very nice service for those of us who aren't fortunate enough to have any good film-capable labs nearby. Well worth the wait!

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        3.0

        Great processing but not fast

        By One who still appreciates a film camera

        from Sandy Hook, CT

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        Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

        It took over a month to get back my pictures. I had to call up the company. The phone number on my mailer receipt was wrong, so I had to find them online. When I contacted the company, a woman explained that they moved, but B&H still had the old mailers. The company was in the process of sending new mailers to B&H. She then mentioned that the post office may take a couple of months to get the film to them. She took my phone number and said someone would call when they received the film. In about 2 days, I received a call and the woman told me they would put my order on rush. I received my pictures shortly afterward. The company did a great job with processing, but I wouldn't recommend them if a person is in a hurry to get their pictures. I am hoping that the processing will be quicker with mailers that have the correct address.

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        1.0

        Awful...

        By M. Hudson

        from New Jesey

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Pros

        • None

        Cons

        • Nothing Good To Say

        Best Uses

        • Do Not Buy

        Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

        Terrible. Lost films, they do not respond to emails. Customer service is non-existent. Will not use again.

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        • Personal

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        4.0

        Trust A&I Processing

        By Filmflam Man

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Film Processing
        • Secure Closure

        Cons

        • Postage Needed Not Clear

        Best Uses

          Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

          A&I does quality work. I trust them to develop and print Kodak Ektar 100, various Kodak black and white films, and Ilford Pan F+. The rating is four stars instead of five because lately turn-around time has been rather slow. One note: The envelopes say that two stamps are required. At this time (1/31/2013), they ought to be $1.00 stamps.

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          2.0

          Disappointed...

          By Dale

          from Ludington, MI

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                Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

                The prints look fine, but I when I scan the negatives many of them have so many scratches that I have quit bothering. It sometimes takes me over an hour to clean up a negative using Photoshop. I don't seem to have this problem with this companies when they process slides.

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                1.0

                very very slow. hard to contact.

                By anatol

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Hard to contact
                  • Very very slow

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

                    Well, no matter how good the prints are, the service is terrible. I shipped film from San Francisco, CA (to Los Angeles, CA) a month ago. It was hard to reach them over the phone. Emails are also not returned. Finally I talked with someone and he said that they just got the film. It is hard to believe that mail from SF to LA takes a month to deliver. Overall it seems like they simply don't care.
                    From my experience: I sent five rolls. Once they returned prints in one week, two times - in two weeks, and the last two times - in more than a month. Don't know what to expect with the next roll.

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                    • Personal

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                    4.0

                    Mailers are slow, but scans are great

                    By Andrew Welsh

                    from Rochester NY

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Convenient

                    Cons

                    • Possibly unsecure lost
                    • Slow turnaround time

                    Best Uses

                    • Personal projects

                    Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

                    The mailer was slow to come back.. 1st class mail both ways to/from California. I sent in two, but I think they lost one of them.

                    The scans were super-clean though, better than anything I've done with my scanner (although I'm new to film scanning). Prints were sufficiently OK as well.

                    I would be OK with this service for personal projects, but not for professional work... I would rather mail with insurance and via a faster method etc.

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                    5.0

                    Good things come to those who wait.

                    By Poog

                    from South Jersey

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Pros

                    • Bomb proof packaging
                    • CD of print scans
                    • Great quality

                    Cons

                    • I wish they were closer

                    Best Uses

                    • Print film processing

                    Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

                    Sent 4 rolls of negative film to A&I. About 10 days later I received incredibly packaged wonderful prints and a CD with scans of all the prints (with exposure correction!) which I didn't expect. Saved me a lot of time scanning them myself. As long as A&I is around, I will be sending my film to them.

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                    5.0

                    As Good for Color Prints as for B&W

                    By Filmflam Man

                    from Pennsylvania

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Professional detail
                    • Secure Closure

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Any film

                      Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

                      It has been quite a few years since I last sent color print film to A&I. (Generally they have been developing color slide film and several kinds of b&w print film for me.) I have to say that I am extremely pleased with the results.

                      The pictures are sharp, maybe a little bright (although it is hard to say, since I have never used the film previously and the sun came close to glaring that day), and on the whole pleasing.

                      I will send more color print film to A&I, without a doubt.

                      I also appreciate the packaging in which the photos were returned: a stiff mailer within which there was a folded cardboard protector. The prints, negatives, and CD were enclosed in heavy plastic. I am one happy customer!

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                      5.0

                      Never disappointed / takes a bit of time

                      By Rangefinder shooter

                      from San Francisco, ca

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good price value

                      Cons

                      • Long wait

                      Best Uses

                      • Good personal developing

                      Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

                      I normally get film developed mostly to scan, color myself and then upload to flickr. A lot of times I've been impatient and taken my film to Walgreens, the prints are sub-par and the film looks like it has been developed in some old and busted chemistry. I also use a semi-pro / enthusiast photo lab in town, and recently all the negs are coming back with tons of scratches and little specs. The pro labs in San Francisco are too expensive.

                      As a result, I think I'm going to stick to these A&I mailers that I've been using on and off for several years. The negatives are always really clean and look like they have gone through good chemistry and the prints look great to me.

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                      3.0

                      Disappointed with the prints.

                      By Geotech

                      from Pittsburgh, PA

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Reviewer

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                            Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

                            I agree with the other negative reviews. My prints weren't the best and I'm less than happy. Blue skies in my photos were blotchy. My local pharmacy seems to provide better prints. I was hoping to get better prints for this price. [...] I'll use up the mailers I purchased but, I probably won't use these specific mailers again.

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                            3.0

                            Great quality[...]

                            By Mike

                            from Anderson, SC

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good quality

                            Cons

                            • Hard To Open

                            Best Uses

                            • Test

                            Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

                            The quality was great, but the price was too high. [...]

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                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            It's so easy

                            By Dodo bird

                            from Hills of WV

                            About Me Value Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Construct

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Important Documents

                              Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

                              All you have to do is drop it in the bag and fill out the form and your film is developed. They might even put your negs on a dvd or online where you can download it if you don't have dialup access to the internet. How simple is that?

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                              5.0

                              Excellent Quality Prints

                              By Krishnababu

                              from CT

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

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                                    Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

                                    Consistently outstanding quality of developing prints. Very carefully packaged for shipments.

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                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    I would buy this product again & again !

                                    By John the film guy

                                    from Long Island, NY

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Construct
                                    • Opens Easily

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday Mail

                                      Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

                                      Easy to use[...]

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                                      • Personal

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                                      3.0

                                      Long Lead Time

                                      By Josh

                                      from Greenville, TX

                                      About Me Value Oriented

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good film handling
                                      • Opens Easily
                                      • Secure Closure

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday Mail
                                        • Important Documents

                                        Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

                                        [...]The prints were OK ... not the best I've seen, but not bad either. They are only proofs, after-all.They cut the negatives into strips of six frames, which is how I do it at home - so good news to me.The negatives were in good condition - no scratches or anything like that. I've seen them come back in terrible shape from other places.I think I'll send them another roll or two before I make up my mind, but so far I have mixed feelings... Mostly due to the long lead time and less than stellar prints.If all you really want is the negs - I would use them again without hesitation. The prints leave a little to be desired, but they serve their purpose (proofs).

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        Not working for me

                                        By JG

                                        from Fremont, CA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Poor Image Quality

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

                                            The instructions and mailing process for developing were OK, but the quality of the photos upon their return were not very good at all. Not sure why, but this has to be among the worst film quality developing of my photos in a long time. Not willing to try this again.

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                                            5.0

                                            beautiful prints from Portra 160NC

                                            By cmw

                                            from upstate ny

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Great Picture Quality

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

                                                My jaw dropped when I received the prints from the A&I mailer. I've used Portra 160NC many times in the past, and always had it developed locally. I don't know what A & I does differently, but the prints were truly beautiful. I will continue to purchase these mailers for all of my color film. B&H has a very good price on these, as well--if you compare to buying the mailers directly from A&I. Highly recommended!

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                                                5.0

                                                Very Pleased!!

                                                By bob

                                                from NE Ohio

                                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Great Picture Quality

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

                                                    great value, glad to see their's someone that still does 35mm processing & printing. thank you B&H!!

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Great processor

                                                    By JKH

                                                    from Alaska

                                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about A&I Develop + Prints Mailer for 35mm Print Film:

                                                        I have been using A&I for a couple of years and I highly recommend them. [...]

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