About Us

WELCOME TO DIGITALAB – a professional photo lab, which is a family run business currently celebrating our 70th year in business. Originally established in 1949 as Mobile Photo Services, Digitalab as we are now known, are housed in our custom designed premises in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle. We have been serving the needs of photographers in the North East of England for a long time, but having invested heavily in state of the art IT infrastructure and with our online photo printing service, Digitalab can now be your “local” lab wherever you are located. We now even have many regular customers based outside the UK. Unlike many other professional photo labs we have retained all of our traditional equipment to provide a complete traditional film as well as digital printing service. Our aim is to give you a high quality, professional, reliable and personal service.

At Digitalab we believe that we possess the winning combination. Add the latest “state of the art” digital printing equipment to the many years of knowledge gained by our experienced staff in all aspects of colour, black & white and digital printing. The result ? … a professional photographic printing service second to none, anywhere in the UK.

This service is available to anyone & is accessible to photographers anywhere in the UK (& beyond) by using our user-friendly & newly upgraded ONLINE PHOTO PRINTING SERVICE.

Digitalab provide our customers with a comprehensive professional service. Whether you are using digital equipment or shooting on film, we have the technology and expertise to provide you with the highest quality processing and printing. Digital prints onto photographic paper produce stunning results. Both our digital High Definition Pro-Minilabs and our large format Lightjet 5000 photographic printer use RGB lasers to expose the image to photographic paper.

This system can achieve better and more controlled results than traditional photographic printing in terms of sharpness, colour saturation and contrast control. The Lightjet 5000 can print up to 8ft x4ft in one section and, because the laser exposure system does not pass through a lens, can achieve edge to edge sharpness, especially noticable in text sharpness, that most other large format photographic output devices cannot match. The Lightjet 5000 prints at an apparent resolution of over 4000 dpi.

As well as our comprehensive range of photo lab services our Exhibition department supply Banner Stands & Pop Up Exhibition Stands with superb quality graphics, printed in-house on our Lightjet photographic printer (not inkjet). We also have or unique online banner stand design tool, where you can design you own banner stand for FREE!