Peace and Joy

Merry Christmas

It’s almost THAT TIME! We are open today until 12:00 if you want to say hi and pick up your prints!

Otherwise, you will find us at 1847 Main St. on January 5th. Our hours of operation will stay 8:30-5:00 Monday through Friday.

We wish you all the best during the holiday season and peace and happiness for the new year.

See you in 2015!

The Lab Works.

Cookies + Happy Holidays

Happiest Holidays!

14 Years has gone in a flash. Times have changed and while it’s not with some sadness that we leave our humble home, we are looking forward to a fresh start in our new digs!

We hope you will join us on December 17th and 18th as we celebrate our final Christmas at 464 Hargrave. As we uphold our annual tradition, we will be serving coffee and home baked treats for you to enjoy.

Come in, hang out, reminisce about the good old days or help us get excited about the move! Happy Holidays!


Be Merry



December Production Schedule

Ho, ho ho!


Please observe our production cut off’s for December 2014 production! We want to be sure you get all your orders in on time for the holidays!

We will continue to work hard at meeting your expectations and deadlines, but due to a higher than normal volume in The Lab, please forgive us if we fall a little behind. Please make note that as long as you get your orders in before the cut off dates, we will be sure you are able to pick them up on or before we close at 12:00 on the 24th.

Unfortunately, there will be no exceptions made for deadline extensions so please read carefully as not to miss out!

December 1:  Last day to order The Broadway Peel and Stick photo book

December 3: Last day to order Canvas mounted wall prints

December 4: Last day to order Flush mounts and Plexi mounted prints

December 10: Last day to order Flush and Float mounted prints and The Wellington Photo Book

December 11: Last day to order Metal prints, Press Printed greeting cards and Accordion folded mini albums, Metal Collage Wall

December 16: Last day to order Collage Wall (Regular, non-metal)

December 17: Last day to order prints to be mounted and laminated. Last day we run Metallic paper

December 18: Last day to bring in B/W film for process. (If prints/CD required, not until 2015)

December 18: Last day to bring in E6 and C41 for process

December 22: Last day we run Glossy paper

December 23: Last day we run Lustre and Matte paper

December 24: No production. We are here until 12:00 for pick up only.

December 24 at 12:00 (noon) we are closed for the holiday season! We will see you on January 5th at 1847 Main Street!

2014 dec cut off dates



New Moving Day

New Moving Day!

Lets all breathe a big sigh of relief that The Lab Works will stay at 464 Hargrave until January5, 2015.

This means production as usual this week and all weeks as we do not expect any downtime with the single exception of our regular Christmas closure (during which time we will be moving equipment to it’s new home).

A convergence of details made the decision clear, not the least of which was the possible interruptions in production (meaning, inconveniencing you) during the busiest time of year.

Spread the word to everyone you know! We are relocating to our new home on January 5, 2015.


We will keep you posted with Christmas production schedules and regular store closures as always.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We will work extra hard the next two days to make up for it!




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Important Information!

We are getting closer to the move….

Please read this carefully as it pertains to print production.
Our goal is to be moved from 464 Hargrave by the beginning of November. 2014. As there are many steps to take in getting our equipment to it’s new home, we will be moving the Chromira next week – Friday, October 24.

Now until Wednesday, October 22nd – printing as usual
Thursday, October 23rd – some printing in the morning
Friday, October 24No Printing
*Monday, October 27th – back in to production*

There will be no exceptions made under any circumstances as our technicians will be taking apart the machine starting on Thursday October 23rd. Please place your orders by Wednesday morning, October 22 to be 100% sure that you get orders before we dismantle the machine.
Please allow for one full day extra to pick up your prints for the week of October 27th.
All orders will be picked up at 464 Hargrave until further notification.
We hope to have a smooth transition, but hiccups may occur. We will keep you posted with all important details as soon as they come up.
Thank you for your continued support during this time.

From all of us at The Lab Works!

100th Post!

100 posts and counting


We started this blog at the dawn of the new year – 2012. Not even 2 years later and we have reached the 100th post! We hope you enjoy reading and feel a little more engaged in the photographic community when you do.

Through this blog, we aim at building our community – even with those of you whom we have not yet met. By virtue of you visiting our website, we have something in common!

We think there is always something interesting to share about photography and Winnipeg and life in general! Over the last year and 9 months, we have posted community events, gallery openings, workshops, given you “assignments” and grieved the loss of people in the photographic community.

Tell us: What does photography mean to you? Why is photography important to you and how do you engage in our rich community? do you engage locally or do you inspire yourself and others in the global sense?

Do you get your images printed? Do you keep albums for your friends and family to look through? Do you look at taking pictures as “record keeping”? Imagery has the capacity to evoke so many memories and emotions. Photographs also help us remember the richness of our lives, and the events and people who make us who we are.

What ever your reasons, we support you.

We hope you continue to read this blog. If you have anything special you think we should talk about, let us know!

Who knows how this will evolve in another 100 posts…..


happy shooting!





We Love Fall

We know it doesn’t last foreverfallphoto1

but sometimes it’s fun to pretend that summer will never end and we will be on a perpetual holiday of sorts ::

Time relentlessly passes and we are back into the fray. On the bright side, fall begins fun things like wrapping up summer weddings, planning for fall photo shoots, lots of gallery events, and this year the big one – The Flash Photo Fest that is happening the entire month of October!

Join the city in this soon-to-be-iconic event. Exhibits are taking place all around Winnipeg but there is an App so you can easily map out your destinations on your mobile. There are photography related events all month long including a studio tour with notorious Winnipeg artist Diana Thornycroft, lighting seminars and various other demonstrations with our city’s finest.

Save the date for the opening night reception at the WAG on October 1.2014.

In short, sometimes the end of summer brings good things!

You just can’t say nothing ever happens in Winnipeg! Have fun exploring the city and the art and artists within it.

Don’t forget to take your camera with you everywhere you go. Shoot a lot - what ever inspires you – and PLAN to take part in next years Flash Photo Fest event!

**The Lab Works is the official print sponsor of the festival, so if you are a participating artist, please see our link on how to save money on printing your show!



Just a little something new…

Every now and then something wonderful comes our way….


This time around, we are building on our much loved Acrylic pieces!

We are still feverishly working at getting all the prices and images up on our website, but you can start ordering now! Call us or come in for prices on the products.

Featured below are two of three new stunners. An amazing 1″ Acrylic block that is meant to sit up on its very own. For this reason, its largest  size is 8×12″. These new pieces have polished edges for a super sleek, modern look.


The second little lovely is an Acrylic mini-block. The Acrylic is 1/4″ thick with polished edges and comes with a stand for sitting up nice on a desk! What a wonderful way to show off your family or vacation on your office desk! Again, the maximum size is 8×12″.

acrylic with stand

We are also offering a 1/8″ acrylic mounted to a thin backer so it can be easily framed without glass. An amazing compromise between classic and modern! (product not shown).

Since you are all keeping us nice and busy with weddings and projects, please keep checking our website for information. See below for sizes and prices we are currently offering.

And please call us with questions or heck, come in to the shop to see these live! We are here at 464 Hargrave St. Monday to Friday from 8-5.


See you soon!

Size           Acrylic Block 1″    Acrylic-Mini Block 1/4″


5×7              $50.95                          $39.15

8×8              $67.99                          $51.75

8×10            $80.74                          $61.20

8×12             $93.49                         $70.65





filmsmallFilm’s not dead!


At least not at The Lab Works! As some of you might have already read from an earlier post, Kodak has discontinued manufacturing E6 Chemistry (used to process slide film). It left us in the lurch and with some uncertainty. However, it appears like we are in the clear for a while still and will keep processing your slides and transparency until at least December.

So keep on shooting and keep sending us your film. Our weekly processing schedule is:

Tuesday: C41 (colour negative)

Thursday: C41 and E6 (slides/transparency)

Black and white film is processed on-going and usually takes 2-3 days for completion.

We process 135mm, 120mm, 4×5 and even 110 (for those revivalists shooting Lomo)

If you have any questions please contact us!

204-943-9430 //


New Prices!

Hello July!

What better way to celebrate all things summery than by LOWERING our PRESS PRINTED CARD prices!

Same beautiful die-cuts and classic cards, available on Linen, Pearl and Silk papers, includes envelopes and available to order on line in ROES!

Contact us for a sample pack or drop in and pick one up.


Press cards chimp

Die cut card prices2 Classic card prices2






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