gOlab – the Lab for Analogue Colorprinting in Berlin was found in 2000 by Susanna Kirschnick who received her degree in Fine Art Photography from the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland UK in 1999. She also studied at the Fine Art Photography Department at Columbia College Chicago, USA , where she was also a Teaching Assistant in the colordarkroom and in the Digital Photography Department.
golab is a rent-in photo printlab for artists and photographers working analogue with their own color negatives on classical colorhead enlargers to produce handprinted C-Type (Chromogenic) Prints.
It hosts a longterm darkroom labcommunity, a rent-in lab for artists on a daily base and serves as a printing-on-demand lab for clients. The philosophy of gOlab is to provide all clients with the best results of their analogue colorprints possible.
Located in the heart of berlin kreuzberg we are set up with one color darkroom with 10 DeVere color enlargers on which 35mm up to 8×10′ inch negatives can be printed at. The darkroom is equipped with Rodagon / Schneider Kreuznach lenses, easels, papercassettes and one RA-4 machines dry-to-dry process. The maximum width of 127cm colorphoto paper can be easily processed; working at the horizontal enlarger enables printsizes of 127cm x 250cm or longer. All necessary printing utilities are at hand.
Photographic papers can be ordered easily through us or also brought along to a printsession. All equipment, machines, enlargers as well as the processors are serviced regularly to enable an efficient workflow. The darkroom is airconditioned and ensuited with a water filtering system to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
The daylight viewing area is lit with DIN normlights, magentic walls help to precise judgements of color and density. Assistance is present at all times, so even if running in a problem or need, your are helped right away.
Excellent manual retouching services is additional bookable for rent-in clients