Bay Photo Lab in Scotts Valley, CA

About Bay Photo Lab

Bay Photo Lab's digital services emanate from a long history of traditional and innovative photographic printing and photo finishing services. Located in the coastal redwoods outside of Santa Cruz, California, we have been providing Professional Photographers in California and around the world with the highest quality printing and customer service for nearly 35 years. We are committed to providing personal attention and a wide range of choices for Professional Photographers. We pride ourselves on our printing and fast delivery.

Bring your images to Bay Photo Lab, and join the many professional photographers who depend on us for outstanding quality, excellent value and exceptional customer service. 

Why choose Bay Photo Lab?

  • We provide quality work, exceptional service and no-nonsense value. 
  • We offer full printing services from both digital and non-digital originals.
  • We use the finest photo processing equipment. 
  • We're here for you! Our friendly, knowledgeable and dedicated staff are experts in photography. 
  • Our dedication to being on the leading edge is reflected by our commitment to digital technologies. 
  • From our state-of-the-art lab in Santa Cruz, California, Bay Photo Lab ships to Professional Photographers in the United States and around the world via UPS, FedEx or US Mail delivery services.
  • We also provide our own delivery service to professional photographers throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area from Santa Rosa to Gilroy, including San Francisco, Oakland, and Silicon Valley. 

Quality. Service. Innovation.

Founded in 1976 with the purpose of providing photographers with the finest possible services, we have kept that goal through a variety of changes in the photographic industry. When digital technology began to gain momentum among professional photographers, Bay Photo was the first lab to implement the ROES online ordering system—now a standard for pro labs. Bay ROES continues to offer one of the most comprehensive selections of quality photo products available anywhere.

Bay ROES is not the only example of Bay Photo Lab’s commitment to quality and innovation. In 2009, Bay created ThinWraps™: a contemporary, frameless new way to mount and display images in style. First we make a print on your choice of Lustre Paper, Metallic Paper or Giclée Canvas material. We then over-laminate the image with a soft Satin Laminate or a Glossy Laminate. The resulting product is then mounted on Masonite or Gatorboard, with or without a foam layer (Softop) in between the print and the board. Finally we apply a 1/2" spacer to the back of the ThinWrap, which allows the image to be hung and appear to float from the wall. ThinWraps can also be ordered with optional easel stands. These beautifully mounted and finished prints are available in a wide variety of sizes, no frame needed.

Also in 2009, Bay Photo introduced MetalPrints: an exciting new art medium for printing photographs by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. This creates an image with a magical luminescence and tremendous archival qualities. Colors are vibrant and the detail and resolution are unsurpassed. The surface is easy to clean, waterproof and scratch resistant. MetalPrints are available in a wide variety of sizes up to 40x60 with contemporary mounting options.

Bay Photo’s friendly, knowledgeable staff are experts in photography. From our large selection of products and marketing tools, to our one-on-one support, we are dedicated to helping professional photographers succeed in their business. If you have any questions about Bay Photo and what we can do for you, just ask us!

Bay Photo’s slogan is "We're here for you!" Times change, yet they stay the same. Visit our online Product Guide to learn about our full range of products and services, including Photographic Prints, Press Printed Products, MetalPrints, ThinWraps, Canvas Gallery Wraps, Fine Art Giclée Prints, Albums, Books, Sports, Schools, and so much more.

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Monterey Bay Area Green Business ProgramBay Photo Lab is a Green Certified Business!

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