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Dickerman Prints Photo Lab

1141 Howard Street, San Francisco

One or Two 20x30" Custom Photographic Prints at Dickerman Prints Photo Lab (Up to 52% Off)

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Extra 25% off, up to $50
Promo Code SALE3. Ends 12/7.


Create the best photo print with help from Staff who draw on decades of experience to thoughtfully crop, color correct, and adjust images

Customer Reviews

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1 ratings1 reviews
November 3, 2018
They did a wonderful job printing our wedding photos and were helpful in the set-up. Would d finitely recommend for small or large matte or glossy prints.
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15 ratings10 reviews
August 21, 2017
The Groupons for Dickerman Prints are seriously a steal. I develop here regularly and I come back because their staff is amazing. Custom print means their staff handles the editing/printing for you, which means you're guaranteed to get an image you like. If you check out their website, you'll see they have separate (cheaper) prices for "DIY" prints, which means you do the editing/printing yourself.
Marctop reviewer
36 ratings11 reviews
April 25, 2017
Helpful, courteous and fairly-priced. Superb service.
2 ratings1 reviews
February 19, 2012
The only thing that I would tell folks to watch for is a lack of communication. After placing the order I didn't get a solid confirmation. Then the confirmation was brief, something like "we got it". Then after realizing nobody asked me about the size of print I wanted (anywhere in the ordering process) I let them know through email. After the print was finished they forgot to tell me and I found out by calling them. Now I know I may have to over communicate with these guys some, but I don't care because the work is great and they were still really nice. I'd go back or tell others abou them with that small caveat.
3 ratings3 reviews
December 12, 2011
Incredible service.
1 ratings1 reviews
December 11, 2011
Always perfect color and nice service. Thanks!
4 ratings1 reviews
December 4, 2011
They do fabulous work and I learn a lot about printing and photography. I know I am in good hands at Dickermans.

About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $49 for one 20x30” custom photographic print ($98 value)
  • $79 for two 20x30” custom photographic prints of the same photo ($168 value)

Acid-Free Paper: It Keeps Going and Going

The material your photos are printed on matters. Check out how acid-free paper helps keep images looking fresh longer.

Photographs yellowing, paperbacks becoming brittle, old newspapers breaking down—all these are visible signs of the need for acid-free paper. But they take time to appear. Despite the fact that wide-scale printing has been around for centuries, it was only in the 1930s that archivists brought attention to the acid-caused breakdown of printed materials. It wasn’t that paper had just stayed intact or lied about its birthday until then—instead, modern papers and printing materials were decomposing more rapidly than older ones.

The culprit lay in the molecular backbone of paper: cellulose, a compound common to all green plants, including the trees, cotton, and flax from which most paper is made. The combination of atmospheric moisture and acidity—whether stemming from pollution or chemical impurities in the paper itself—causes cellulose chains to break down. Whereas older paper was typically made from materials with long cellulose fibers, such as cotton and linen rags, modern papers such as newsprint and the pages of mass-market paperbacks are made from ground wood pulp, whose cellulose fibers are much shorter and, consequently, less resistant to acid.

Using acid-free paper for photographic prints, framing, or scrapbooking doesn’t guarantee that they’ll never decay or spontaneously combust, but it does extend their lifespan considerably. Consumers can look to alkaline paper—the gold standard acid-free product—or simply seek out paper materials labeled as “archival” or “conservation quality.”

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Dickerman Prints Photo Lab

Behind the door at 1141 Howard Street buzzes Dickerman Prints' cadre of technicians, busily cropping, printing, and touching up memories frozen in glossy photographic amber. A Polielettronica LaserLab printer embosses Fujicolor crystal archive paper with chromogenic prints of images fed from the lab's Mac workstations or FTP upload site. A selection of archival papers hums happily through the shop's Epson inkjet printer, yielding images that are up to 64 inches wide and capable of withstanding the passage of time and the grubby hands of time travelers. Existing photos and negatives become indelible when scanned and digitized, and the lab's crew also retouches and mounts photos. The techs process film in a darkroom to keep jealous computers from editing themselves into family photos.