Photo Lab

Photo printing Lethbridge – Prints you will be proud to sell or to display on your walls!

When you need quality photo printing in Lethbridge, Paterson Photography First Choice photo is the photo lab you should be using!

I will make your digital images look the best they can. I am the only choice for exceptional service and amazing prints! Don’t settle for poor service and even poorer prints, come and see me for GREAT service and GREAT prints. All part of the service at Paterson Photography.

I print for all types of photographers – Individuals & families, professional photographers or beginners, photo studios, businesses, industry, – ANYONE that needs a quality print. I am here to help. Friendly helpful service is standard and at no additional charge! No longer do you have to settle for poor quality department or drug store prints! Photo printing Lethbridge done right! I do not offer photocopies or poster prints only true photographic photo lab prints.

Photo Printing Lethbridge

I have been running a photo lab for over 35 years.  Whether it be a Black & White darkroom or fully automated colour C-41, E-6 or digital print systems. I can look after your photo printing needs. In addition to the equipment, I am fully colour trained!  I print for many very picky customers, I am one of them so I know what you expect. 

Most places that offer photo printing do not have trained lab staff. Nor are the staff photographers or are they trained in photo colors. They guess at colors and density and most places offer no help in selecting the correct media. Paterson Photography has the training, the media and the service you want!

Working with and for professionals

I not only work for the everyday photographer I also do the printing for professional photographers. I offer features that pros want and need to be successful.  From test strips, to archiving files, to colour-matched prints. I will work with you to help you get the best quality image for you and your clients.

Years of experience

With over 35 years of photographic printing experience. I offer the newest state of the art printers available to the photography printing industry.  Today I print for companies all over western Canada from graphic designers, lawyers, businesses, photography studios, photographers to manufacturers and architects.

Used by some of the top print houses, museums and fine art collectors my printers are designed to give you the best image available on an assortment of media.  From traditional lustre, matte, semi-matte, or high gloss photo paper, fine art paper or top of the line canvas paper I offer a media to meet your requirements.

Some of the places that use, or display prints, made from the same printers that we use


The Metropolitan Museum (New York)
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
The Los Angeles County Museum
Zimmerli Museum of Art-Rutgers University
The British Museum
National Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The New York Public Library
San Francisco Museum of Art
The Corcoran Gallery
Laguna Museum of Art
The Washington Post Collection

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When you select a print size keep in mind if it will crop your image
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Digital darkroom

I offer giclee photo printing using a variety of media, large and small format printing, retouching, scanning, laminating and mounting – professional service at reasonable prices available in Lethbridge.

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Submitting or Bringing in your files for photo printing in Lethbridge

You can get your digital files to me in a number of ways.

1- Bring your images into the studio on a camera card, USB stick, CD or DVD
2- Email your images to me at mike@firstchoicephoto.ca
3 -Upload your images to Dropbox and then share using mike@firstchoicephoto.ca

Professional printing in Lethbridge at prices that you will love!
Don’t settle for cheap drugstore or discount prints – show your work the way it should be!

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Assortment of media

I print on a wide range of photo and fine art media. From matte, semi-matte, pearl, lustre, gloss, metallic, canvas, exhibition fibre and fine art paper. I also print on a professional roll as well as cut-sheet media for photographic, proofing, fine art, and signage applications. The maximum size is 24″ by 100″.

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Possibilities truly are endless.

Prices vary depending on size and finish.  Take a look at the price list or give me a call to get a quote on your project.

Are you looking for a quality canvas print?  I offer canvas prints either traditional or full wrap. I also use a special UV inhibitor applied after printing to protect your canvas prints for years

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Our benefits

Below are a few items that I offer to help make your prints more vibrant and your life easier. 

A step above

Test Strips – How many times have you wished that the print color was changed just a little.  At other labs, they tell you that they can do it “If you buy another print”.  Then just when you get it close they change operators or supplies and you have to start all over.  I offer test strips for your approval if needed. Once the color is to your liking I save the adjusted image.

Monitor Proofing – When you bring in files to be printed you can check the image on my color corrected monitors.  I can then adjust the colors while you are waiting so you can see what your prints will look like.

Color corrected viewing lights – Nothing worse than trying to look at a print in a store that either has way too many lights or not enough. It makes it impossible to know if the print will look good when framed and hung on a wall. I have color corrected lights in my viewing room.

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Going that extra mile with photo printing in Lethbridge

Color Adjusting, Burning, Dodging – If you have files that need to be tweaked a little more I can help. NO PROBLEM. 

File Archiving – Need prints done regularly from certain files?  I can archive your files on our system. Then all you need to do is to call with the sizes and the quantities.  Plus, you know the colors will be the same as all the other work as we save your color preferences.

Color Matching – One of the biggest problem photographers face is the fact that they never get the same color on two different print sizes.  Sometimes the difference is night and day.  All my prints from wallets to 44×100 prints will look the same, same color, same density.  Try this at other labs!

Unlike the others

Turn Around Time – Everything is printed in house at our Lethbridge office.  Work can be done in as little as one hour for basic printing. Next day for printing, laminating, mounting & framing. The same week for coated canvas prints. Rushes may be available.

Archival – Our printing is rated by independent test labs at well over 100 years.