gOlab – the Lab for Analogue Colorprinting in Berlin was founded in 2000 by Susanna Kirschnick who received her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art Photography from the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland UK in 1999. Prior she studied at Columbia College Chicago in the Photography Department, where she was also trained as Teaching Assistant in the Colordarkroom and in the Digital Photography Department.
gOlab is a rent-in Photoprint lab for artists & photographers working with their own color negatives on traditional colorhead enlargers to produce handprinted (analogue) C-Type (Chromogenic) Prints.
It hosts a longterm darkroom lab community, serves as a printing-on-demand lab for clients as well as a rent-in lab for artists on a daily base. The aim of gOlab is to provide all our clients with the best results of their Analogue Color Prints possible.
Located In the heart of Berlin Kreuzberg (on 300sqm) we are set up with two colordarkrooms with 10 DeVere ColorEnlargers on which 35mm up to 8×10′ inch negatives can be worked at. The darkrooms are equipped with Rodagon / Schneider Kreuznach lenses, Easels, Papercassettes and 2 RA-4 machines dry-to-dry process. The small darkroom is equipped with a 70cm, the big darkroom with a 140cm RA-4 machine. That means the maximum width of 127cm colorphoto paper can be easily processed; working at the horizontal enlarger enables printsizes of 127cm x 250cm or longer. All necessary printing utilities are at hand. Photographic papers can easily be ordered through us or brought in by the rent-in client.
All machines and processors are serviced regularly through our technical stuff and the processes controlled.
The Darkrooms are airconditioned to ensure a safe and healthy environment. The Daylight viewing area is suitable equipment with DIN normlights, Magentic walls to ensure precise judgements of color and density.
Assistance is present at all times, so even if running in a problem or need, you are helped right away.
We also offer an extra archival washing area, where all masterprints can be washed after the chemical process to enable and optimize for the best archival status of a c-type print possible.Our lab stuff is well trained in helping you on various needs within the printing production. Their excellent manuel retouching services is either bookable for rent-in clients, their expertices is included in a print-production-on-demand.
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