minilab

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min·i·lab

 (mĭn′ē-lăb′)
n.
A compact set of photographic processing equipment designed to develop film and print images in a short time at a convenient location, as in a mall or store.

minilab

(ˈmɪnɪˌlæb)
n
1. (Photography) a machine that processes photographic film
2. (Photography) a shop that processes photographic film rapidly and on-site
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The so-called Minilabs can be used to identify inferior and counterfeit medicines rapidly and reliably.
Kelbley points out that the template for success has already been established in Australia, where he says supermarkets use kiosks that produce more volume in less space with less support and overhead then the minilabs they replaced.
But today, that picture is much brighter, with a range of options for new and used Agfa minilabs as well as service and spare parts.
Photo-me International posted a fall in profits yesterday after delays in the delivery of photo processing minilabs to clients.
PHOTO-ME International posted a fall in profits today after delays in the delivery of photo processing minilabs to clients.
Noritsu offers over 17 high-performance digital minilabs that use its Quick Service Systems (QSS) technology.
Austin, Texas, has taken over the complete service, repair and maintenance of AgfaPhoto minilabs in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, as well as the exclusive supply of chemicals and repair parts for the minilab division of the former Agfa company.
Discount Drug Mart's Noritsu minilabs have proven to be cost-effective, he notes, while its older Gretag units have had to be digitally enhanced.
According to PMA's 2002-2003 Industry Trends Report: Retail Markets, on-site minilabs took on greater prominence in the photo-finishing market in 2002, accounting for nearly half of film rolls processed and 61 percent of total processing revenue, compared with 45 percent and 55 percent, respectively, in 2001.
The machine, which is similar in size to a large photocopier, is much smaller than a traditional minilab and will also cost in the region of pounds 30,000 compared to the current chemical only or combined chemical and digital minilabs costing anything from pounds 70,000 to pounds 150,000.
Kodak is also currently working with Hewlett-Packard to develop a fast inkjet system for minilabs to use when printing from digital images.
The plant will be able to make minilabs at lower cost because of increased local procurement and will give Noritsu a competitive edge in the Chinese market, the Wakayama-based company said.