K4 Black & White Photo Lab

Basic Information

Mission Statement

The lab is publicly funded. We are part of the Kunst- und Kulturquartier Nürnberg. We are a public workshop. Everyone can drop in and start working after a short introduction or training.

We are non-commercial, DIY.

We offer black and white film processing and printing only.

Opening Times and Regulations

We're closed for moving back to the Künstlerhaus. This will take some time - stay tuned with our newsletter.

Who can attend?

All of you who are interested in handling film, paper and chemicals.

What to bring

You just bring an exposed black and white film or some b&w negatives. Of course you could bring a pinhole camera, too, loaded with exposed paper which we will take and develop in the darkroom.

Our enlargers can handle 35 mm and 120 film up to 4x5 inch film. However, enlargers for the bigger formats are in high demand - please be prepared to work with 35mm when the bigger enlargers are already in use.


Regular visitors pay 6 Euro (5 Euro for students) for a whole evening, this includes the paper chemicals for the regular process and the use of the equipment - of course, our tuition is included as well.

Other processes like lith printing may differ significantly because of the expensive chemicals needed.

One 35mm film development costs 3.50 Euro, a 120 film will be 5.00 Euro for each film.

If you don't bring your own paper, you usually can buy RC paper in different sizes from us.


General Information

In case you need some information you are very welcome to write an email to fotolab-k4(at)gmx(dot)de. We try to take care of your request within 2 days.

If you register for the email list, you will be informed if we have to close for some days or if we have to change the opening times.

Postal address: Künstlerhaus im KunstKulturQuartier, Fotolabor, Königstraße 93, 90402 Nürnberg