In the days before mirrors, baseball players would collect their own baseball cards so that they'd always know what they looked like, regardless of slugging percentage. Enjoy the preservative nature of photographs with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of lab services at Holland Photo Imaging in the Zilker neighborhood.
In business for more than 30 years and currently the only full-service lab in the city, Holland Photo Imaging puts experienced darkroom diplomats at the service of Austin’s photo-favoring constituency. A wide array of printing options is available for digital and traditional photos, such as machine prints on your choice of a glossy, luster, or metallic surface, and in a variety of sizes, including 2.5"x3.5” ($0.62 each), 8"x10” ($5.95 each), and 12"x18” ($15.25 each). Inkjet/giclée prints harness the darkling power of the Epson Stylus Pro 9800 printer with Epson Ultrachrome inks, and come on bright paper, textured paper, or glossy canvases; inkjet print sizes max out at 40"x60”. Numerous digital services ensure that your hard-drive memories look their sleekest, while restoration services (prices vary, $18.75 per quarter-hour minimum) rejuvenate fading photos. Custom black-and-white and color film processing allow represented reality to appear in lush color, just like the world of today, or in the two-tone milieu of life before FDR forced the prime minister of Oz to give up his closely guarded Technicolor reality processes.
Holland Photo Imaging offers stunningly processed stills and subtly touched-up prints, plus a range of additional services, such as photo business cards. Great for everything from homemade posters of favorite childhood arts-and-crafts projects to identical prints of the same that, once framed, make ironic adult art pieces, Holland Photo Imaging is like a luxury spa retreat for deserving, overworked pictures.
Tax is not included. A credit will be issued for any unused portion of this Groupon.
Holland Photo Imaging gets a highly positive 4.5-star average from Yelpers:
- From chatting with the owners, I feel like they really care about film and its true value, it really shows when it comes time to make prints. – Patrick L.
- Been having metallic-finished prints made here for about a year. And the staff somehow manages to "nail it" just about every time. Rarely does anything ever have to be reprinted, and when it does.. [sic] there's never an argument about it. – Skip H.
Holland Photo Imaging
After more than 30 years in business, Holland Photo Imaging boasts a mastery of a diverse range of photo techniques from yesteryear to the present day. As a full-service film-processing lab, it staffs image wizards who can touch up digital photos from a recent wedding or digitize age-old prints of family members posing with Santa Claus's accident-prone predecessor, Wayne Claus. A Noritsu 3212 printer produces high-quality images using Kodak Prime chemistry and Kodak Endura Professional papers. Hobbyists and professionals alike can reserve the studio's rental darkrooms to develop their own work or hold clandestine laser-tag matches.