Photo Lab – Lethbridge

When you are looking for photo printing in Lethbridge we are the best choice!! Helpful service and exceptional quality!

Media prices and info (paper & canvas)

Standard Photo Paper – sizes & pricing

Metallic Photo Paper – sizes & pricing

Fine Art Paper (Watercolor) – sizes & pricing

Canvas Prints – sizes & pricing

Christmas Cards, Greeting Cards, Art cards – sizes & pricing


We needed a Lethbridge photolab that could print our wedding images. The big places would not help us they were so impersonal. Found First Choice Photo and he helped us get AMAZING prints from our digital files. Best photo lab in Lethbridge and the prices are excellent!!

Sam & Tom

Submitting your files for photo printing in Lethbridge

You can submit your digital files a few ways. Choose what is easiest for you.

1 – Upload your digital files using my new upload page

2 – Email your digital files to me at mike@firstchoicephoto.ca (Send at full size or do not resize)

3 – Bring your digital files into the photolab on a camera card, USB stick, CD or DVD

4 – Upload your digital files to your Dropbox account then share using mike@firstchoicephoto.ca

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Corner building & we are located on the west side of our building at the back

Lethbridge Photo lab,
Lethbridge Photolab – 1263c 2 Ave South, Lethbridge

Information for Geeks

You don’t need to read this unless you like the geeky information about photo printing!

The Difference

Why use a professional printer?

I will make your digital camera & cell phone images look their best. I am the only choice for exceptional service and amazing prints in southern Alberta! Don’t settle for no service and off color prints from the other guys. Come see me for GREAT service and GREAT prints. All part of the service at Paterson Photography / First Choice Photo, Lethbridge’s only locally owned photo lab.

I print for all level of photographers

Individuals, families, professional photographers, beginners, photo studios, businesses, art galleries. museums and industry, – ANYONE that wants or needs a quality print. I am here to help. Friendly helpful service and advice is standard and at no additional charge! No longer do you have to settle for poor quality department or drug store prints! Photo printing in Lethbridge done right! I do not offer photocopies only true photographic photo lab prints. Looking for large format high quality posters? Give me a call 403-327-1114

Experience

I have been running a photo lab for over 37+ years.  From Black & White darkrooms to fully automated colour C-41, E-6 and digital print systems. I can look after your photo printing needs. In addition to the equipment, I am fully colour trained!  Trained by Fuji, Kodak, Epson & Adobe. I print for many very picky customers. I am just as picky so I know what they expect.

Most places that offer photo printing in Lethbridge do not have trained lab staff. Nor are the staff even photographers or trained in understanding photo colors. At the best they guess at colors and density. NOBODY offers the help I do in selecting the correct media and adjusting the images so they look their best.

Paterson Photography / First Choice Photo has the training, the media and the service you want! Get professional quality prints so your images look their best!!

Working with and for professional photographers

I not only work for the everyday photographer I also do the printing for professional photographers around the world. I offer features that pros want and need to be successful.  From test strips, to archiving files, to colour matched prints in all sizes!!

I will work with you to help you get the best quality image for you and your clients.

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Photo Lab Equipment – Photo printing Lethbridge

I offer the newest state of the art printers available to the photography printing industry.  Allowing me to offer the best prints for clients from graphic designers, lawyers, businesses, photography studios, photographers to manufacturers and architects.

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


Some of the museums & galleries that use, or display prints, made from the same printers, ink and paper that I 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

Print sizes so you can choose a print size that will not crop your file
When you select a print size keep in mind if it will crop your image

Digital darkroom – Photo Printing Lethbridge

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

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Assortment of media – Photo Printing Lethbridge

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Digital prints Lethbridge – Poster prints

I print on a wide range of photo and fine art media.

From matte, semi-matte, luster, gloss, metallic, canvas, exhibition fiber and fine art paper. I print on professional rolls as well as cut-sheet media for photographic, proofing, fine art, and signage applications. The maximum size is 24″ by 100″.

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 403-327-1114.

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.

The benefits – Photo Printing Lethbridge

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

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. 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 24×100 prints will look the same, same color, same density.  Try this at other labs!

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.