Hamilton Color Lab

The Professional's Choice for digitial imaging


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Negatives and Slides? Do They Still Exist?

Do people still print photos from negatives and slides? I know it sounds out of date, vintage and not worth the trouble. Although very few people still use film cameras there are still negatives and slides in boxes ready to be discovered. Every week we have customers bring us vintage negatives, either from their 35 mm film, or negatives from the 1940’s and have us reprint their families memories.

Hamilton Color Lab can make wonderful prints from negatives and the color from slide prints are authentic and amazing in their clarity and color. We still print on silver halide Fuji Lustre paper, which is a true photography process, for the best results, and our technician is a perfectionist when it comes to getting the best results from your prints.

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Your family memories stay in house, we do not ship them out to an off site lab across the country. So you can be assured your family treasures will be safe and handled with care.

To our knowledge,  we are the only photo “wet” processing lab in Omaha that still prints photographs on traditional silver halide paper. This is the same type of paper and RA4 silver based photo processing used for over a hundred years to print your grandparents photos. Many other area photo printers have gone to a dry ink process. Based on what we have seen, and the customers coming in the door, many are not happy.

There is a reason why professional photographers get their clients photographs printed using the traditional wet chemistry. Prints are sharper, last longer, more durable, and are water resistant.

We can print the following negative sizes and prints, from most medium format cameras, including the 110/220 camera with photographic results that will last for many more generations.

  • 6×4.5cm  (or 645 film)
  • 6×6 cm (2.25 x 2.25 inches)
  • 6×9 cm  (2.25 ” x 3.25inches)
  • 6×7  cm (typically called 2×3″ film)
  • 135F (24 x 36 mm)
  • Standard 35mm

Think of it this way. You have found a valuable treasure in vintage negatives, you want to save these prints for your children and their children to preserve family history. Wouldn’t you want to print them on the best paper to preserve them as best as possible?

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Printing Tradeshow Graphics on Polyester Fabric

It’s not often we get excited over a new printing product, but we are! We just received a new Poly Select Blackout fabric, ideal for a wide range of digital printing including trade show graphics, roll-up banners, window signage, and even fine art photography.

Fabric Roll up banner

Fabric Roll up banner

This new 14 ml,  Poly Select Blockout Fabric is bright-white polyester contains a blockout layer that provides 100 percent opacity. Perfect for window signage and trade show banners.

It’s  smooth matte finish and tight weave on a bright-white media results in exceptional photographic image with richer, more brilliant color.  It’s the perfect solution for banner stand applications; the fabric lays flat and won’t curl and its opacity ensures that banner stand hardware won’t show through when backlit.

This new “black-out” fabric substitutes and replaces laminated inkjet prints which can curl and be damaged if not handled with care. The cost? We are offering this new material at the same cost as our 5/10 laminated inkjet banner graphics. Email for a price quote.

We have printed a various samples representing different styles of graphics and photographs. Stop by Hamilton Color Lab  at 4305 South 120th St in Omaha Nebraska to take a look for yourself.

Trade Show and Printing Display Options

  • P.O.P. displays
  • Roll up banners
  • In-store signage
  • Trade-show graphics
  • Ceiling banners
  • Wall hangings
  • Backdrops
  • Window signage (with our new magnetic strips)
  • Portait photography
  • Other display graphics.
Fabric Roll Up Display

Lays flat with no curling

Project Notes: We want to thank Midwest Laboratories in Omaha Nebraska for not only their business but their confidence and trust in providing their corporate printing needs. They were the first to try this new material and jumped at the chance to use this at the 47th Triumph of Ag Expo held in Omaha Nebraska March 6-7, 2013 at the Omaha Century Link Center.

Brent Pohlman, Director of Marketing, stated attendees stopped in their tracks to take a look. Expo attendees were not only interested in the participants of the Omaha Agri-Business Club, but were also commenting about the graphic and display in general.

The Triumph of Ag Expo is the areas largest and most complete indoor showcase of farm equipment, supplies and services and covers over 200.000 sq feet of exhibits.

Fabric Roll Up Display

Lightblocker layer on backing


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Make Your Senior’s Volleyball Memories Special

Senior Volleyball Collages

Senior Volleyball Collages

Senior Collages are new this year. Why? Because they are fun, fresh, and more importantly our customer service manager has two seniors this year and she has gone a little Photoshop crazy. (BTW, that would be me)

But seriously, our product line has expanded and we gain inspiration from our customers. Kirstens’ photographer came in this week with a need. We discussed her vision and created this new volleyball product. Colors are based on the players uniform to show your school and team pride.

These 10×10 prints look great mounted on black presentation board and are ready to hang on the wall. Since they are square you can order them in any size from 8×8, 12×12, 15×15 or 20×20. In face, a 20 x 20 canvas print would be a great addition to the graduation table at her party.

So many possibilities are available, why do these need to be for seniors? Recognize and commemorate your star volleyball player for each year she plays.

Hamilton Color Lab in Omaha Nebraska is your one stop for all your seniors printing needs for graduation.

We welcome photographers, walk-ins, and mail order customers