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About Us

We are a professional photo printing services company based in the North East of England, that delivers high-quality digital printing products across the globe. Whether you’re an established photographer or this is your first venture, we offer a full range of digital and film printing services, as well as a large number of finished products to enhance your business and photography project.

With over fifty years of service to the photographic industry, Colorworld Imaging has a proven track record for quality, value and service with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Digital Lab Printers
Our History
Founded in 1967 by Terry White and Jim Simpson, Colorworld Ltd has been pioneering the photographic technology and services ever since.  Being the first photo lab in the UK to introduce negative crop cards, Roes Software and Kodak Digital Print Production (DP2) software, enabling photographers to order photographic prints and products far easier and quicker than ever before.

1967

Colorworld Ltd formed by Terry White and Jim Simpson

1985

First lab in the UK to use CVIS video analysers

1987

First lab in the UK to use negative Crop Cards

1988

First lab in Europe to install Roes software

1990

First lab in the UK to install Kodak Digital Print Production (DP2) software

1991

First professional lab in the UK to install long roll automatic printing

1999

Purchase of 2 Agfa D-labs

2005

Colorworld Imaging sold as part of management buyout to Alex Brydon and John Wilkinson

2007

Colorworld invest in Album making equipment to produce Renaissance Albums.  Purchase of ZBE Chromira 5x ProLab

2010

Investment in a Konica Minolta 65HC digital press to produce coffee table books, layflat books as well as a range of leaflets and posters

2013

Purchase of an additional 2 Agfa D-labs

2014

Investment in an HP Latex 360 printer to produce a large range of wide-format prints.

2016

Purchase of 2 additional Agfa D-Labs totalling 6 D-Labs

2016

Purchase of 2 additional Agfa D-Labs totalling 6 D-Labs

2017

Colorworld invest in new Konica Minolta 2070 Digital Colour Press

Testimonials

I started using Colorworld for my wedding albums over a year ago and found the level of service they supply very high and the staff are so helpful and friendly. Being very satisfied with my albums I decided to let Colorworld do all my schools printing, portraits and wedding reprints.

Lenny Smith

I have been very impressed with every aspect of the service given so far at every level, the quality, customer care, value and professionalism has been second to none. I truly feel like a valued customer and would have no hesitation in recommending this team as an asset to any business within the field. Keep up the good work guys.

Darren Lindley

On contacting Colorworld I was pleasantly surprised by the reception I received. It was great to have my inquiries dealt with so promptly but more importantly, my first order was explained and broken down for me with money-saving ideas and suggestions. I was very impressed with Colorworld’s customer service from the outset and I look forward to my dealings with them in the future.

Lisa Hynes

I have received nothing but excellent service from the team at Colorworld, they have moved heaven and earth to help me. I would recommend them to any photographer.

Philip Ryott

I have returned to photography after 10 years away. Now I’ve been thrown into the digital world I needed to find a digital lab that could take me by the hand on what they needed from me and what I could expect from them. Colorworld has been a Godsend in providing not only competitive printing and easy to use software, but a wealth of knowledge that is easily reachable.

Andy Starkey

With the staff’s help, and the now very easy to use designer pro software I find the whole process a whole lot easier. The staff are very friendly, helpful and patient and I have no hesitation in recommending them to other photographers.

Alex Martin

We are extremely happy with the service from Colorworld, the customer service is always friendly, helpful and polite. They are prompt with deliveries and the quality is very very high. We also use Image Partner which is working without fault with my own site taking all the headache out of showing and ordering with clients that are unable to come and view here.

Amanda Turner

Since using Colorworld for all my wedding work, I have found the service, cost and user support second to none. Deadlines are always met and the albums are perfect. I have and will continue to recommend them to my photographer colleagues.

Colin Whyman

I came across Colorworld Imaging a number of years ago while running a workshop for the MPA. A set of images were produced, and I have to honestly say that in over 20 years within the industry I have never come across such colour precise, consistent and vibrant images. They are also the most friendly and helpful digital lab I have ever come across.

 

Dave Wall

The products that I have received from Colorworld have been second to none and the speed at which work was turned around was fantastic. Thanks to everyone at Colorworld!

Ian McIntosh

My albums have arrived and the print quality is superlative, exact to what I see on my calibrated monitors. And you even managed to get Emma’s name debossed into the blue silk cover – just beautiful. Thank you so, so much for all your hard work and attention to detail, the service has been terrific.

Lindsay Dobson

I have always found Colorworld to be very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what they do, providing the very best of service and high- quality products at a good price. I would have no hesitation in recommending Colorworld to any photographer looking for a fast turnaround and an excellent finish.

Mike Dooley

I have been using Colorworld for the past few years and find their service is second to none, from sales to final print you can’t get better, the staff are very friendly and helpful. Long may they continue to be the front-runners in photo printing.

Paul Harrison

I am absolutely delighted with the personal service I have received from everyone I have dealt with in the Colorworld team. The friendly and helpful manner with any query has been and continues to be a pleasurable experience. The product range is very wide with high-quality standard and attention to detail.

Ron Young
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