Behind the Scenes at a Fine Art Photo Printing Lab

Behind the scenes at a Fine Art Photo Printing Lab in San Francisco

Ever wonder what it’s like to visit a photo lab?

From helping people create art to editing photos, scanning film, chatting about a print, and catching a whiff of darkroom chemistry, there’s always something new going on.

Now, go behind the scenes and explore daily life at Dickerman Prints – a modern photo lab in San Francisco.

We are moving!

After 10 wonderful years at our Howard Street location, Dickerman Prints will be moving at the end of December.

If you are in the San Francisco Bay area, please swing by for one last hurrah before we relocate.

Pop your favorite photos onto a thumb drive and use our carefully calibrated monitors to send your photos directly to our world-class photographic C printer.

Sip an organic espresso or tea while looking at your prints on our perfectly lit viewing tables.

Find inspiration by working in the same space as industry veterans, fine art photographers, hobbyists, phone shutterbugs, and more.

You have until December 23 to order DIY or Custom ‘C’ Prints.

Our long-loved Polielettronica Laserlab (the Polie) will not be moving with us.

That means you only have a few days left to create museum-quality ‘C’ Prints using our DIY or Custom printing services.

The good news is that we will be providing the same Print on Demand and DIY services that you are accustomed to, on our archival pigment printers. This service will now have the advantage of having a wide range of beautiful archival papers for you to choose from.

Key dates:

  • The last day to get DIY or Custom Photographic ‘C’ Prints from our Polie is December 23.
  • The Howard Street lab is closed to the public as of December 23.
  • We will be open for pickups by appointment only from Tuesday, December 27, through Thursday, December 29.
  • We will be hosting a moving sale by appointment from Dec 27-29.
  • Our new location will officially open on January 3, 2023. More details on that to come