Praus Productions, Traditional Photography at its best

Film Developing at the highest quality in the digital age!

For over 25 years we've been providing professional photographers, fine artists, and serious amateurs with custom photo laboratory services. Because of our quality and service, we've prospered while our competitors have come and gone.

We work with people worldwide – please explore our website and contact us with your questions.




Entrance to our Darkrooms

Entrance to our Darkrooms


Film  &  Digital Services


Our film processing and printing are done to the highest industry standards, using the best practices established by the photo industry. We follow manufacturer’s guidelines from Eastman Kodak, Ilford, Fuji, Agfa; we occasionally will deviate from their recommendations when experience shows them to be “off.” In many cases, we’ve helped manufacturers make corrections and improvements to their products. Our prints are in galleries, portfolios, and collections worldwide. Film that we’ve processed has been published in a wide variety of publications, from fine art books to Sports Illustrated.

We’ll work with you to achieve the results you want. Some of the unique things we've done are colorization of black-and-white photographs, retouching and distortions, contrast masking, and focus modification. Talk to us about what you're trying to achieve and we'll offer our best suggestions and ideas.

Many professionals have us print their portfolios – we maintain their negatives on file and make new prints on request. This is a great option if you're a busy photographer and need prints on a regular basis.

We also consult with photographers and photo lab owners. If you are considering building or expanding a professional darkroom, we’ll be happy to help. Please contact us.

Film, Contact Sheets & Digital Services

Hasselblad Flextight 848

Hasselblad Flextight 848


We have a large selection of Imacon film holders for scanning all popular sized film formats up to 5x7. If you have an odd-sized format please contact us to discuss options, as Imacon holders may have to be custom made to accommodate your format. 

Normal turnaround is 48 hours.

As a courtesy, we hold your files on our hard drive for ten days after delivery of your order. Using our media, we will archive your image for $5.00 for a period of 90-days.

Please indicate desired cropping if you only want us to scan a portion of your original. 

Ganging individual pieces of film is not possible. 

Confused about ordering scans based on file size instead of resolution or percentages? Simply open a new file in Adobe Photoshop and use the “Image Size” command to determine the equivalent file size (in megabytes) for your application. Or contact us for more help.

Note that 16-bit scans are twice the file size of 8-bit scans. If you normally print an 8" x 10" @ 300 dpi, 20.6 mb RGB 8-bit file, the scan you need is at least a 41.2 mb (plus extra from cropping) as a 16-bit file.

Don’t miss our comparison between our Imacon 848 and an Epson 3200 flatbed.