November 30, 2015

A Cyber Monday Film Steal


Richard has an unprecedented Cyber Monday deal just for you... 31% off film services for 31 days, with 31 bonus discount winners!

When you use Richard's Online Film Ordering through December 31st*, you can save 31% with promo code 31OFF15F on the following film services:

  • Process & Scan with Noritsu small or medium scans
  • Process, Scan, & Print with Noritsu small or medium scans
  • Process Only

BONUS: We'll select a winner every day to receive an upgraded discount of 50% off!

Whether you're snapping frames of family & friends over the holidays, testing new film stocks in your slow season, or trying out Richard for the first time, take advantage of Richard's cyber steal all month long.

*Orders must be post-marked on or before December 31st, 2015. Discount will be reflected on your final invoice only.

Learn more about Richard's Online Film Ordering here. See Richard's film service pricing here.

November 25, 2015

The Story of Richard: A Tale for the Holidays

Gather 'round, photogs—it's story time!

In a season filled with joy, gratitude, and family, we can't help but reflect upon Richard Photo Lab's humble beginnings and the love and passion that has gotten us to where we are today. Our story starts a long, long time ago... in the 1970s. A man named Richard emigrated from China to Hollywood, California. There, he started his own photo lab, aptly named "Richard Photo Lab". He was just one man in a closet-sized “lab” space with no machines, doing everything by hand. He was a perfectionist, and it was that alone which earned him a small but super loyal customer base in the commercial photography world.

But, the tale of Richard Photo Lab as it exists today started with another man—and his car. Brian Greenberg had been in the photo lab business for years, running a commercial, fashion-oriented photo lab in LA, when word spread that Richard was looking to retire. Brian knew that the opportunity to uphold Richard's name—and his impeccable, in-demand quality of work—was not one to be ignored. The only problem? Finding the funds to acquire the lab.

An image from the original 1965 Mustang Fastback brochure.

This is where Brian's car enters our story. You see, this wasn't just any car. This was a jet black 1965 Mustang Fastback—that doesn't mean much if you're not a motorhead, but trust us, this car was tops! More importantly, it was a labor of love that Brian dedicated 10+ years to restoring. When he wasn't at his lab, he was pouring himself into his passion... so, it was with a tear in his eye that Brian sold this prized possession in the hopes of building something greater.

With the funds from the sale of his car, Brian bought Richard Photo Lab and upgraded everything, from the computers to the processing equipment. Over the years, he acquired more labs, top-notch staffers in the biz, and a loyal customer base that is as quality-obsessed as Brian and his predecessor. From his sacrifice came success that allows him to explore all his passions—when he's not busy being the leader of the lab, he's in the fastlane with his 1964 Fairlane.


Vroom, vroom! It's Brian, racing his 1964 Fairlane.

The moral of our story? Our passion feeds our work, and our work feeds our passion. We are so thankful to you for letting Richard Photo Lab support and share in your work and passion! And we hope you, too, will celebrate your own story and pursue all your passions with the joy and love of the holiday season!

Please support Brian's passion, too, and vote for his latest labor of love, the 1964 Fairlane, in RPM Magazine's Top Gun Shootout by Sunday, November 29th.


November 20, 2015

Elegant Packaging from Richard



Unwrapping a package of prints can be one of the best gifts ever—the weight of the parcel in your hand, the texture of the box on your fingertips, the "whoosh" of the lid lifting up to reveal what's inside. You're not just giving a gift, you're giving a memory. The presentation on the outside has an impact! So, let Richard do the wrapping all year round with our elegant packaging.

These boxes pack just the right balance of simplicity, charm, and a personalized touch, fitting a range of styles and occasions. Available in black, brown, sage green, or kraft and tied up with Richard's signature twine. Packaging is for more than just photographic prints (though they're great for that, too)! Books, fine art prints, and press printed cards all present beautifully in Richard's elegant packaging. Here's a guide to which products fit in our five different sizes of boxes:

You can find our packaging options in the "Cart" page on ROES!

Learn more about of Richard's packaging options, including customized packaging and Cypress proof boxes, here!