About Us

The Printlab began in 1987 with 2 enlargers and a sink, and has grown into Chicago’s most storied integrated printing studio. As a bridge between the craftsmanship of analogue and the controlled speed of digital, we serve the needs of artists, photographers, hobbyists and novices worldwide. Allow our guidance to elevate good to outstanding.  

Printlab was built with an enlarger and a dream. This same dream embraced the digital revolution. A drive to learn fuels our boundary pushing, as we bridge the gap between craft and experimentation.

Printlab Services

We offer a comprehensive list of professional printing services, delivering unmatched quality:

Professional printing for fine art archival, museum-quality prints using our 12 color and 7 color pigment based archival printers.

State-of-the-art film scans using a Heidelberg Tango XL Drum Scanner driven by the NewColor software.

Fine art reproduction using the Betterlight Super 8K-HS digital scanning back attached to a state-of-the-art 4x5 studio camera to digitally capture artwork.

Black-and-white film processing. We hand process all black-and-white film and run an archival wash process to insure the highest quality.

We welcome you to browse our professional printing services and online digital printing solutions; give us a call here at the Printlab with any questions or to learn how we can help you.


handcrafted, custom photographic printing