Michael Seewald had been using Chrome for many, many
years now (and now Chrome Digital). The had processed thousands of rolls film, both
35mm and 120mm, both negative and transparency (although they no longer do
so - he now get them processed at
North Coast Photographic Services, another sponsor, as he still shoots
Chrome has also
printed hundreds of his award winning images, from 11x14's to his extra
large 40x50" images, and continues to do so, always on time, always perfect, or immediate re-makes
that made them be (which wasn't needed very often).
As Michael says, "To find
this type of lab with this type of service does not happen very often, I,
after decades of being in the business, should know. Undoubtedly,
they will continue to be my lab of choice, and will probably remain to be,
as long as I am alive and as long as they are in business, which Lord
willing, will be many more decades to come! "
From a testimonial
Michael recently sent back in 2009:
Dennis, Tim and Sam, I wanted to thank you guys for decades of great
service. So many of my collectors have been blessed with what you have
done, first for me, and then for them, in perfecting the images to my
standards (which are very high and painstaking, I know and YOU know) with the end
result being beautifully framed art sold to them to hang in their homes
for years of enjoyment, bravo!
I’m proud to have my name on them, and you should be
proud to have perfected so many now (hundreds). May you long stay in
About the 'original Chrome'
from their founders website.
CHROME was a leader in E-6
processing in San Diego since 1982. In 1988 the company opened CHROME
DIGITAL SERVICES to provide a full-range of support services in the
emerging world of digital imagery. In an industry of continually evolving
technology, CHROME regularly upgrades to the newest, most powerful
The founding partners, three
photographers who could not find satisfactory film processing through
available vendors, credit the company's steady growth to a consistent
delivery of outstanding quality, efficient turnaround, talented
technicians and up-to-the-minute available technology.
Chrome's original founding partners,
Sam Nakamura, Dennis Reiter, and Tim Bee.
Again, the original
founders, Dennis, Sam and Tim, 1989
Now, the 'new owners',
and folks that have worked here for many years, Shad Bee (son of previous
owner Tim), James and Kathy,
will take care of all your printing needs.
- digital prints and enlargements
- fine art giclée prints
- film and reflective scanning
- flat art imaging
- transparency duplication
- slides from digital files
- photo retouching and restoration
- poster printing and layout
CHROME has a well-earned reputation for superior
quality products and personal service. Our knowledgeable staff has years
of experience and is committed to working with you to get the results you
want in your processing, printing, scanning and more.
Our superior photo printing
capabilities start with state-of-the-art equipment.
prints on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
The Chromira photo printer produces beautiful
prints up to 30 inches on the shorter dimension. Available in glossy,
matte, lustre and the ultra-glossy Fujiflex finishes. Fujiflex Crystal
Archive printing material produces rich image color, pure whites, and
razor-sharp letters with exceptional surface gloss and flatness.
Designjet for giclee and fine art printing
The 12-ink Designjet prints
beautiful color and true black & white prints on canvas, watercolor and