70 Years of outstanding photographic services!


This week sees the 70th birthday of the UK’s oldest pro lab, Digitalab! Registered on the 24th of October 1949 by Percy Basil Fountain, our current MD Jill Roe’s Grandfather. The company started as ‘Mobile Photo Services’ (with a rebrand and new name 12 years ago – even they are not THAT forward thinking!)

So much has changed within the industry during those 70 years but their commitment to great service and unbeatable printing and products remains the same. Percy, his son Basil ‘Bas’ Fountain and now Jill have taken this family owned lab from strength to strength with a drive to continually innovate and improve our service. The past few years have seen them invest in and expand their product offering enabling us to provide the very best print and wall art options to an even larger market.

They have also received a host of national awards including Best Professional Lab from the Societies of Photographers and Large Trader of the Year for 3 years running at the NPPS. With so many exciting innovations with technology and such a huge level of talent within the industry today we can’t wait to see what comes next.

Here’s to another 70 years - Happy Birthday Digitalab!



To help celebrate their 70th year in business Digitalab are running a fantastic competition. They are giving one lucky person a whopping 70 inch, hand crafted, framed print! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is head over to their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/digitalab.co.uk/ and leave a post with your favourite photo of the last 70 years. This can be a photo from anywhere, one of your own, a family heirloom or a famous image that has resonated with you in some way – the choice is yours! They’d also love to hear why the photograph means so much to you. A winner will be announced on the 24th of November 2019.