Dickerman Prints

Providing world-class photographic services since 1996

Our Story


In the mid 1990′s, Seth Dickerman moved to San Francisco and opened Dickerman Prints, an all-optical custom photo lab. At that time, Dickerman Prints made fiber-based black and white prints to 40″x50”, and type C-prints to 30″x45”.

Seth’s enduring love of working with light and photosensitive papers kept him printing in the traditional darkroom until he began experimenting with the digital printing system at Robyn Color, an established San Francisco lab.

When Robyn Color closed at the end of 2007, Seth purchased their digital printing equipment and moved Dickerman Prints to our first space in San Francisco’s Mission District.

In August of 2012, we relocated to our current home, a beautiful, light-filled lab space in the South of Market district.

We produce prints which best articulate what the photographer wants to say.


Our expert staff employ the craft, skill, and perseverance to make the imagined manifest itself in the finished print.

While our methods may have changed, the goal remains the same.

Meet Our Team

Seth Dickerman

Owner and artist

Read Seth's Bio

Garnell Boyd

Master printer and radio lover

Read Garnell's Bio

Gabriel Aguilar

Jack of all trades + lab celebrity

Laura Miller

The sharpest eye in the color spectrum

Greg Goodman

Marketing director and man of mystery

Read Greg's Bio

The Polie

Experience the freedom of our DIY C-Prints

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We proudly partner with local photographic organizations


  • SF Camerawork
  • First Exposures
  • Skywatchers Project
  • 6th Street Photo Workshop
  • SF MOMA
  • Pier 24
  • Harvey Milk Center
  • Friends of SF Photography
  • Oakland Museum

Daily life at the lab


The most fulfilling part of our job is working directly with our clients, and seeing the amazing images that come through our printers and scanners. And, we love the smiles of our clients, when we have made their work the way they dreamed it could be.

Stop by

1141 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Our friendly staff loves to share their expertise and experience. Come in, load up your photos on a Mac workstation, sip on an organic espresso or tea, and let us help you create the perfect print.


We’re always here to help
(415) 252-1300
[email protected]

Monday: 10 – 6
Tuesday: 10 -7
Wednesday: 10 – 6


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