Hamilton Color Lab

The Professional's Choice for digitial imaging


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What Does it Cost to Print Professionally

With digital photography people are printing fewer and few images and the photos they print are the best representative of their memories. It would make sense to print these photos at the highest quality to last for generations. Professional photographers know the benefit of using a professional color lab to print wedding, infant and senior photos, but professional photo printing is not just available to professional photographers.

Hamilton Color Lab in Omaha Nebraska welcomes not only professional photographers but serious amateurs, camera hobbyist, and people who just want great photo prints.  The difference in a professional print vs. a 1-hour photo is clear: heavier paper, true silver halide paper (not dry ink), increased clarity, sharper details, improved color and a professional Lustre photo paper, not the obnoxious glossy finish.

The concept of a photo lab may seem archaic, even vintage like the car below in this day of one hour printing and instant gratification, but it’s worth your time to search out such a business. In Omaha we are located at 120th & I St in Sports Plaza and we believe in personal service.  We help you through every step and will load your photos and inspect the files for any potential errors before you leave.

Hamilton Color Lab with Customers Model A Ford

Hamilton Color Lab with Customers Model A Ford parked in front

Many people think it will cost and arm and a leg to print your photographs at a professional color lab. But it doesn’t. You can get the same quality paper, the same resolution and color management professional photographers receive for just a little more than your discount “one hour” printer at the corner store.

Maybe you purchased a professional digital package for your wedding or senior pictures. Your photographer put a lot of time, expertise, and spent a lot of money on her camera and lenses to capture you and your day in the best light possible. Now do you really want to take these to Walmart or Walgreens to get printed?

Professional Photo Printing

Rounded corner die cut wallets

Discount stores use discount paper, discount inks, and the cheapest methods possible to print photographs. Although some of the technicians may be trained in photo editing, most are not and cannot help you with even the basic questions. Most of the time you are placed at a photo kiosk and left on your own to figure out why the 8×10 version of your photo crops off your child’s head.

Hamilton Color Lab retail pricing

General Price Sheet

At Hamilton Color Lab you get personalized service, it’s painless and easy. Senior Mom’s walk out with a sigh of relief and in a fraction of the time that the previous trip to Walgreens.

Our prices are reasonable and we are the only location in Omaha (could be in all of Nebraska) that prints professional wallets with the rounded corners. Below is just a short flyer on our retail prices and when you want your photos and memories to last a life-time print them at a professional lab. We have the best prices in Omaha for true senior wallets.

For a more complete retail price list including quantity discounts, mounting, and canvas pricing download our customer retail price sheet.

If live outside of Omaha we can mail your order directly to your home anywhere in the country. If you are a professional photographer either in the Greater Omaha area we welcome you to stop by and take a look at our samples and services.

Professional portrait photographers do receive additional discounts and all we require is a State sales tax ID form to set up your account.

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Idea for Senior Pictures

Photo collage using senior pictures

Photo collage using senior pictures, black background

High school seniors love their senior pictures, especially the girls and the Mothers of boys. During a senior photo shoot it’s not uncommon to have multiple changes of clothes, and many locations. How do you just chose a few to print and frame? You don’t have too.

Let Hamilton Color Lab put together a senior photo collage with thirteen images on any square print. The most common frame sizes are 10×10, 12×12, and 20×20, but think contemporary with a presentation print mounted on black gator board, or a gallery wrapped canvas.  Background is available in either black or white.

Square photo collage using senior pictures

Square photo collage using senior pictures

How to order:

  1. Bring in your images to Hamilton Color Lab at 4305 South I St, Omaha NE, or upload them to our website
  2. We need 15 images to create the collage as not all pictures will crop appropriately into a square format
  3. Layout is at our discretion and we will email you a small viewable proof before printing for your approval. At that time you can request one edit.
  4. Due to the variety of size and display options pricing is done on an individual basis.
  5. You can also email email us for specific questions and price options to fit every budget

This collage layout is very versatile and can be used to highlight high school memories on the edge with friends with the senior portrait in the middle, or yearly school pictures from kindergarten through high school.

For the family think a first year baby picture with each month along the edge and the one year old photo in the middle. Create a theme and do this every year as a look back on your child’s life.

Have an athlete in the family? Celebrate the end of the season with a football, softball, or baseball collage commemorating the season, or players. Your creativity is the only limiting factor, let us at Hamilton bring your idea to life.


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Graduation Announcement, Magazine Cover Style

Magazine Cover Senior InvitationWelcome to Senior year 2013. We have some fresh new designs for graduation announcements this year including this glamor magazine style cover for your graduating senior. This design is available in either a 5×7 announcement or as an 8×10 print to put on the senior table during the party or print as a gift.

Text can be customized for your graduate, including color and all our announcements come with envelopes in both the 5×7 and 4×8 size. Stop by Hamilton Color Lab in Omaha Nebraska for all your senior printing needs and personal service. We make printing your senior photos easy and painless.

Senior photo announcements are the highest quality printing available. While the “bargin” printers offer rock bottom pricing their quality shows in less than quality printing on less than quality paper. Hamilton’s announcements are true professional photographs on professional Fuji paper with calibrated color correction  that will last for generations. Why wouldn’t you want the best for this once in a lifetime event. Your professional photos deserve professional printing.

Hamilton Color Lab is located at 120th & I St in Sports Plaza. We are a professional color lab and welcome professional photographers and serious amateurs. When you want professional digital prints with  professional  service and paper we are the printer for you. Walk-ins are welcome.