From May 1st, Scala processing will once again be available in the UK thanks to a new partnership between Agfa and the highly regarded professional lab,
Primary. The service, based at Primary's City branch, will be welcomed by the
many photographers who are keen users of quality Scala film.
Following the closure of Joe's Basement in February, photographers in the UK
had been using the Scala pro lab, Arka Laboratoire, based in Paris. Ray Massey,
Primary's owner, and himself a well-respected advertising photographer and Association
of Photographers member, comments: "I have always loved Scala, it is
an outstanding film and we at Primary are delighted to be selected as the new
approved Scala laboratory for the UK. As a professional photographer I know
what photographers need and expect from their laboratory and I will accept nothing
less than the best. Primary has only one objective, providing users of this
remarkable film a service of the highest standard and reliability every time."
Agfa Scala 200x, a reversal film in black & white, possesses qualities
highly appreciated by experienced photographers. Scala film is used wherever
a strong performance in black-and-white is required - often in fashion, advertising,
documentation, architecture and scenic photography. Pierre Muller, Agfa's product
manager for professional products is delighted that Agfa Scala users will once
again be able to enjoy speedy processing in the UK: "Agfa is pleased
to be working with Primary to provide the UK's Scala photographers with a first
class processing service. London is probably Europe's leading creative centre
with a high number world-class photographers either resident or coming in for
special shoots. Their time is precious. Scala processing has to be close at
hand, accessible, available for extended hours and in many cases very fast.
Outstanding quality is a prerequisite".
About Primary Colour
Primary was established over 20 years ago by C.E.O Ray Massey. Ray, an established
photographer in his own right enjoys the luxury of being a major client as well
as a director of Primary. This position enables him to monitor first hand that
every service is of the highest possible standard.
Primary is one of the few labs nationwide to be accredited with BSI 2003 accreditation
and have received the accreditation for some years. Primary considers the BSI
discipline to be integral to the smooth running and high standards that the
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