Printing Dye Transfer: costs

from old notebook… circa 1986, the end of days for dye labs.

Making dyes wasn’t as expensive as you may have thought. By the 80s, it was on its last lap. The large labs knew; only the lollipops didn’t.

These pages are from a small lab, a lollipop. He was late to the game and hoping that he could save money by doing his own work. The prices are from his Kodak rep. The times are from him watching us make prints for him. He then figured whether it was worth it for us to continue making prints. He chose to do the work himself. He didn’t know that our costs were half of what he was being charged by Kodak.

timing for 1st and 2nd dye transfer prints. The cost notations are the clients estimated costs from his Kodak rep.