Hamilton Color Lab

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HCL Policies and Guidelines
Please familiarize yourself with our policies

These are the guidelines we adhere to in the day to day operation of the lab. Many of your questions will be answered here. Should you have further questions or comments about any of our policies, please don't hesitate to check out our faq pages or contact us.

Business Hours
Street Address
Phone Numbers
Service Schedule
Standard Print Sizes
Full Frame Cropping
Rush Service
Overtime Charges
Crating and Packaging
Limitations of Liability
Remake Policy
Product Guarantee

Monday through Friday: 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Saturday: 9:00 A.M. - 12 noon for dropping off or picking up orders.

4305 South 120th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68137

Omaha Metro - 402-330-1600
Fax - 402-330-8642
Toll Free - 800-420-1600

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Service times are listed under each product and reflect normal workdays, Monday through Friday. These times do not include weekends, holidays, packaging or pick-up and delivery time. Large quantities may require additional time, so please specify your required delivery date.

Image formats are not all proportional to standard print sizes ( 4x5, 8x10, 11x14, 16x20, 20x24, 24x30, and 30x40 ). Therefore, if standard print sizes are desired, you need to indicate the areas of your image that you wish to have cropped. For example...cropping 35mm proportions to standard frame sizes...

Full frame prints include all of the image area and may not fill out standard print sizes. We can print full frame & custom sized prints. Any size you need up to 48x120 on our LightJet and 40 x length of roll on our Epson ).

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Hamilton Color Lab will not copy, duplicate, or reproduce any image without the express permission of the rightful owner of the image. Any photographic image, computer graphic, derived by traditional or any electronic means, presented to Hamilton Color Lab by anyone other than the rightful owner, must have a written copyright release to accompany the order. If a release is not available the customer will have to fill out a Copyright Ownership Indemnification Agreement which will be kept on file at Hamilton Color Lab, Inc.

Rush service is available. Please contact the lab for a quote.

Work scheduled on an overtime basis (other than business hours) and weekend weekend work must be scheduled in advance. Charges will be determined by the job and must be authorized before placing the order.

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Out of town orders will be sent by the delivery system of your choice. We normally use the U.S. Postal Service, UPS or FedEx. The following handling/packaging charge is in addition to the shipping charge.
Photos and Transparencies up to 8" x 10" = $4.00
Sizes over 8" x 10" up to 16" x 20" = $6.00
Sizes over 16" x 20" up to 24" x 30" = $9.00
Sizes over 24" x 20" please call for charges.

We can crate and package large murals and display transparencies at an additional charge. Since specifications vary to such a large extent, please call for an exact quotation.

All shipments are automatically insured for $100.00. Please let us know if you desire additional insurance coverage.

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All possible precautions are taken by our staff in handling art work, digital media, slides, prints, negatives, transparencies and film processed by our lab. If damages should occur, our liability shall be limited to replacing damaged film with unexposed film of the same type and amount. Except for such replacement, the acceptance by Hamilton Color Lab, Inc., of customer art work, digital media, slides, prints, negatives, transparencies and film is without other warranty or liability, and recovery for incidental or consequential damages is excluded.

If a remake is necessary due to a lab error, we require the following:
1. The transparency or print to be remade
2. The original negative or transparency
3. Clear written instructions on needed corrections. Remakes must be returned within 10 working days of the original invoice date to receive full credit.

Completed orders (ready for pick-up or to be shipped) will be marked COD unless pre-paid or an open account has been approved. To establish an open account, please ask for and fill out a Hamilton Color Lab, Inc., credit application. Upon approval you will receive a monthly statement mailed on the first and due on the 10th of each month. Accounts are past due if not paid within 30 days. All past due accounts are subject to a service charge of 1.5% per month (18% APR).
Open accounts delinquent 60 days or more automatically become COD and are subject to collection procedures. There is a $20.00 service fee for each check returned.

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Our Product Guarantee:
All services at Hamilton Color Lab, Inc., are absolutely guaranteed 100%. Should you not be completely satisfied with your order please let us know. We will gladly make it right, or refund your money at your convenience.