Genuine, professional black and white photo prints

No more colour casts and colour shifts, just genuine black and white photo prints online.

Metro Imaging benefit from over thirty five years experience in traditional black and white photo printing to call upon for the quality of our bromide fibre  based and resin coated papers. Having helped to develop an innovative paper processor for our Lambda digital printer, we are able to use genuine ILFORD black and white silver gelatin photographic paper.

This is as close as you can get to a traditional black and white darkroom photo print from a digital file and we are one of only a handful of companies in the world to offer it. All our genuine black and white Lambda photo prints are produced on archival ILFORD black and white silver gelatin photographic paper. With ‘resin coated’ photo papers, the paper is essentially encapsulated in a plastic envelope and the emulsion stuck on the outside of the resin. Being true silver gelatin emulsion, the photo prints have a consistent and neutral image tone (in other words – no colour cast) and the paper offers fine tonal benefits including strong blacks and subtle highlight detail. We also now offer fibre based photo prints through Metroprint.

Read more about fibre based paper here. If you’d like to read more about ‘genuine’ black and white photo prints, please visit “What is a ‘genuine’ black and white print?’.


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Photo Printing

Prints ready for collection from 4 hours, or for delivery worldwide. We are able to produce bigger and better C-Type photo prints than anywhere else in the UK. Our photo prints can go up to 120 x 72 inches (3m x 1.8m) in size, giving you a huge choice of sizes when it comes to producing your prints.

Fine Art Giclee printing

While all of our colour and black and white photo printing services are of gallery quality, a lot of photographers and artists like to produce their fine art prints on Giclee watercolour paper, using archival pigment inks.

Black & White printing

We can produce real Silver Gelatin 'Darkroom prints' from your digital files. Working with Ilford, we are able to print directly to Ilford Galerie Silver FB Glossy fibre based bromide photo paper and Ilford Galerie Digital Silver RC Pearl.

Mounting your prints

After your photos have been printed, our mounting team are able to mount the prints on a range of substrates, ranging from the lightweight foamex, foamboard or kapamount. We can also mount ctype photo prints onto more sturdy materials such as dibond or aluminium, backed with either battens or a subframe, depending on print size.

Framing your photos

When ordering online, we offer a limited range of classic photo frames, in three finishes: white photo frame, smooth black photo frame or a solid light oak frame. Alternately, just order your prints online to take advantage of our great value online ordering system, then contact us to discuss alternate framing styles and our range of thousands of frame mouldings.