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Panopticon Imaging

Panopticon Imaging Please visit our web site: http://www.panopticonimaging.com We are an all service digital and darkroom photo-imaging lab, located in Southeastern Massachusetts.

Panopticon Imaging specializes in exhibition-quality art printing, framing, and image conservation and restoration utilizing traditional and digital technologies. We serve a diverse array of local, national and international photographers, educational institutions, historical archives and museums. The staff at Panopticon Imaging strives to offer the highest-quality services in a prompt manner with

Panopticon Imaging specializes in exhibition-quality art printing, framing, and image conservation and restoration utilizing traditional and digital technologies. We serve a diverse array of local, national and international photographers, educational institutions, historical archives and museums. The staff at Panopticon Imaging strives to offer the highest-quality services in a prompt manner with

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Need a holiday gift for the Red Sox fan/Boston historian in your life? Our framed Fenway panorama makes a great gift! We...
12/07/2022

Need a holiday gift for the Red Sox fan/Boston historian in your life? Our framed Fenway panorama makes a great gift! We have a variety of sizes available, including: 20”x5”, 30”x7.75”, 40”x10.25”, 50”x13”. Fenway panoramas are available both framed and unframed.
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Photographed by Edmunds E. Bond on three 8 x 10 glass plate negatives, this archival pigment print was restored by Panopticon Imaging in 2002 from Bond's original negatives on loan from the Boston Public Library. In the 1914 World Series, the Boston Braves beat the Philadelphia Athletics in a four-game series. Called the "Miracle Braves," the team was in last place on July 4 and went on to win the National League pennant by 10.5 games. Adding to thier supposed disadvantages, the Braves arguably lacked a notable home-field advantage. They had abandoned their 43-year-old home field South End Grounds in August 1914, choosing to rent from the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, thus their home games in this Series were also at Fenway

Stop by Panopticon Gallery tonight 6pm-8pm for the opening reception of Noiseland: The Music of Boston. After that, Pano...
11/10/2022

Stop by Panopticon Gallery tonight 6pm-8pm for the opening reception of Noiseland: The Music of Boston. After that, Panopticon will be closed tomorrow 11/11 for the holiday. We will reopen again on Monday.

Just received from a collector -these images are for sale and signed if you’re looking for some wonderful artwork.
11/04/2022

Just received from a collector -these images are for sale and signed if you’re looking for some wonderful artwork.

A great morning at the lab with a visit from  signing her prints for  upcoming exhibition, “Noiseland: The Music of Bost...
10/31/2022

A great morning at the lab with a visit from signing her prints for upcoming exhibition, “Noiseland: The Music of Boston”. The exhibition opens Thursday November 10th at 6pm at Panopticon Gallery

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First Look, the annual juried portfolio exhibition at  is accepting submissions now through December 5th at midnight EST...
10/27/2022

First Look, the annual juried portfolio exhibition at is accepting submissions now through December 5th at midnight EST. Full information is available on Panopticon Gallery’s website. Click the link in their bio.

The longest panorama we have ever framed! We printed and framed this 7 panel panoramic image for Suzanne Révy for an upc...
10/18/2022

The longest panorama we have ever framed! We printed and framed this 7 panel panoramic image for Suzanne Révy for an upcoming exhibition.

Before and afters of two Victorian portraits we restored this week!...
09/27/2022

Before and afters of two Victorian portraits we restored this week!
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Today we are working on a project for our friends at Sullivan Tire & Auto Service for their corporate office. We have mo...
09/15/2022

Today we are working on a project for our friends at Sullivan Tire & Auto Service for their corporate office. We have mounted and framed their first checks and receipts, old ads, and a feature in The Farside. All in their company colors, green and black!

09/12/2022
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Panopticon Imaging specializes in exhibition-quality art printing, framing, and image conservation and restoration utilizing traditional and digital technologies. Please visit our web site: http://www.panopticonimaging.com

09/10/2022

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This vintage World War II poster came to us cracked and faded after being rolled up for decades. Our team was able to ca...
09/08/2022

This vintage World War II poster came to us cracked and faded after being rolled up for decades. Our team was able to carefully uncurl the poster and restore it to the original condition!

Panopticon Imaging will be closed Monday 8/29 while our team works on our inventory. See you all on Tuesday!
08/26/2022

Panopticon Imaging will be closed Monday 8/29 while our team works on our inventory. See you all on Tuesday!

Panopticon will be closed tomorrow 8/19. We will see you on Monday!
08/18/2022

Panopticon will be closed tomorrow 8/19. We will see you on Monday!

Tender Age, Panopticon Gallery’s latest exhibition, features the work of 16 photographers whose images reflect on the ep...
08/15/2022

Tender Age, Panopticon Gallery’s latest exhibition, features the work of 16 photographers whose images reflect on the ephemeral years of childhood and the fleeting moments that accompany a carefree adolescence. Join us for the opening reception this Thursday from 6-8pm at

We just finished up framing this signed US Open flag, mounted to our astroturf mat board, and accompanied by a walnut sh...
08/04/2022

We just finished up framing this signed US Open flag, mounted to our astroturf mat board, and accompanied by a walnut shadow box frame

Dog days of summer with the pups of Panopticon!
07/26/2022

Dog days of summer with the pups of Panopticon!

Show cards for Tender Age,  ‘s upcoming exhibition, have arrived! Check out the show live on Panopticon Gallery’s websit...
07/25/2022

Show cards for Tender Age, ‘s upcoming exhibition, have arrived! Check out the show live on Panopticon Gallery’s website and join us in person Thursday August 18th for the reception at the gallery!

Framing continues for our upcoming show at  with the work of
07/21/2022

Framing continues for our upcoming show at with the work of

Today we are working on frames for  ‘s upcoming show, “Tender Years”. Featured are the works of   and
07/18/2022

Today we are working on frames for ‘s upcoming show, “Tender Years”. Featured are the works of and

Finishing up a few more prints before we close early at 2pm for the long weekend. See you all again Tuesday at 9am!
07/01/2022

Finishing up a few more prints before we close early at 2pm for the long weekend. See you all again Tuesday at 9am!

We used an oval mat to reframe a drawing for our friend  today! We updated the old mat and frame with all archival mater...
06/21/2022

We used an oval mat to reframe a drawing for our friend today! We updated the old mat and frame with all archival materials to make sure these drawings last a lifetime.
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It was great to have  stop by the lab to work on some prints! We spent some time making adjusts to her files and picking...
06/15/2022

It was great to have stop by the lab to work on some prints! We spent some time making adjusts to her files and picking out the ideal paper to make sure her final prints looked perfect.
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Inspecting some large prints for  under our color balanced viewing lights before they are carefully packaged and shipped...
06/03/2022

Inspecting some large prints for under our color balanced viewing lights before they are carefully packaged and shipped out!

Film Is Not Dead opens at  in just a few days! In the meantime we are sharing four images from the exhibition. Join us T...
05/10/2022

Film Is Not Dead opens at in just a few days! In the meantime we are sharing four images from the exhibition. Join us Thursday May 12th 6pm-8pm for the opening reception
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Our upcoming exhibition at  “Film Is Not Dead” is featured in this month’s Best Photo Picks May over at . The exhibition...
05/04/2022

Our upcoming exhibition at “Film Is Not Dead” is featured in this month’s Best Photo Picks May over at . The exhibition opens next Thursday May 12th 6pm-8pm and we hope to see you all there!

Our darkroom is busy this week! Pictured here are 13 rolls for  to be developed, scanned, and printed.
05/03/2022

Our darkroom is busy this week! Pictured here are 13 rolls for to be developed, scanned, and printed.

GIVEAWAY! In celebration of our upcoming Film Is Not Dead exhibition we are giving away $150 for you to use towards our ...
04/27/2022

GIVEAWAY! In celebration of our upcoming Film Is Not Dead exhibition we are giving away $150 for you to use towards our film development and scanning services, plus our Film Is Not Dead hoodie, tote bag, and sticker pack. TO ENTER: 1. Make sure you are following and
2. Like this post
3. Tag a photographer friend in the comments
For bonus entries, share this post on your story. Winner will be selected at random May 12th!

Framing continues for the upcoming exhibition, “Film Is Not Dead” at . Film Is Not Dead will be on view throughout May a...
04/16/2022

Framing continues for the upcoming exhibition, “Film Is Not Dead” at . Film Is Not Dead will be on view throughout May and June.

Printing and framing has begun for our upcoming exhibition, Film Is Not Dead at Panopticon Gallery. Featured above is "T...
04/06/2022

Printing and framing has begun for our upcoming exhibition, Film Is Not Dead at Panopticon Gallery. Featured above is "Time Study #1" by William Mark Sommer, "Lowest Prices" by Emily Chiavelli, and "Butterflies" by Tynan Byrne

We are staying busy here working on some new glass plate negative orders! We love getting these glimpses of history.
03/24/2022

We are staying busy here working on some new glass plate negative orders! We love getting these glimpses of history.

Here are a couple of the post cards that we scanned for That Fabled Shore.Thank you for letting us help you Ted Goode!
03/10/2022

Here are a couple of the post cards that we scanned for That Fabled Shore.

Thank you for letting us help you Ted Goode!

Our new stickers have arrived! Stop by the lab or visit our website to get your very own Film Is Not Dead and Shoot More...
03/08/2022

Our new stickers have arrived! Stop by the lab or visit our website to get your very own Film Is Not Dead and Shoot More Film stickers to let everyone know film is alive and well!

Check out our new die-cut stickers to let everyone know that film is alive and well!
03/07/2022

Check out our new die-cut stickers to let everyone know that film is alive and well!

We recently scanned the negative, printed, and framed this image for Scott Alberg . Scott’s piece is headed to Danforth ...
03/04/2022

We recently scanned the negative, printed, and framed this image for Scott Alberg . Scott’s piece is headed to Danforth Art for the upcoming “5 Years of Aspect Initiative” exhibition, alongside many of Panopticon’s clients.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Panopticon ❤️
02/14/2022

Happy Valentine’s Day from Panopticon ❤️

Panopticon Gallery's newest call for entry: Film Is Not Dead is open now through Feb. 28th at 11:59pm. With the resurgen...
02/10/2022

Panopticon Gallery's newest call for entry: Film Is Not Dead is open now through Feb. 28th at 11:59pm.

With the resurgence of film in the photographic community, we want to pay homage to our favorite analog medium with our next open call: Film Is Not Dead. We invite all artists working with any type of film to submit up to 10 images to this open call. Your images don’t have to be part of a cohesive body of work, we just want to see your 10 favorite photographs you have made on film for only $5. We are looking to select 24 artists (1 photograph each) to be a part of this exhibition. As we always say here at Panopticon: Film is not dead!

We recently restored this glass plate negative from the early 1900s. Repairing the negative digitally allowed us to comp...
02/01/2022

We recently restored this glass plate negative from the early 1900s. Repairing the negative digitally allowed us to completely repair the crack!
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We’re so happy that we were able to save this antique family portrait that had been damaged by tape. While we were at it...
01/31/2022

We’re so happy that we were able to save this antique family portrait that had been damaged by tape. While we were at it, we repaired the cracks, yellowing, and silvering to create a perfect finished product!
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It was great to have Frank Armstrong stop by the lab this morning to work on a 40”x48” print for Frank’s show American R...
01/26/2022

It was great to have Frank Armstrong stop by the lab this morning to work on a 40”x48” print for Frank’s show American Roadsides at Fitchburg Art Museum opening in February!

Showcards for First Look 2022 have arrived and are ready to be mailed out! Join us for the opening Thursday February 3rd...
01/18/2022

Showcards for First Look 2022 have arrived and are ready to be mailed out! Join us for the opening Thursday February 3rd from 6pm-8pm for the opening reception.
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540 Union Street
Rockland, MA
02370

General information

Panopticon Imaging specializes in exhibition-quality printing and image conservation and restoration utilizing traditional and digital technologies. My staff and I can assist you at every stage of your imaging project, from film processing and scanning to printing and framing according to museum conservation standards. We remain committed to traditional photographic processes but are also master digital printers for both color and monochromatic images. We know how to achieve the highest quality print, regardless of whether optical or digital technologies are used. Our versatility gives you more creative control and allows you to choose the processes that are best for your project. As master printer with over 28 years of experience, I have printed for numerous discerning artists, including, Nubar Alexanian, Herb Greene, Paul Ickovic, B.A. King, Margaret Lampert, Isa Leshko, Ron Pownall, Larry Pratt, Alison Shaw, Amy Thompson, and the late photographers Bradford Washburn and Ernest C. Withers. Panopticon Imaging has also provided exhibition printing, image restoration, and framing services for museums, historical associations, and educational institutions including, the Boston Public Library, Griffin Museum of Photography, Harvard University, Library of American Landscape History, and the Museum of Science. My clients have diverse backgrounds and needs, but they all have rigorous standards and have come to expect the best in imaging services. I enjoy meeting these challenges and strive to do so at reasonable prices and with excellent customer service. I look forward to hearing from you. Best Regards, Paul Sneyd

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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+17817401300

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It is such an honor to be part of the Danforth Museum's 2022 Juried Art Exhibition. As if that weren't enough, my self-portrait "Side-View" took Third Place. 🥉

Words cannot express how grateful I am for this priviledge. A HUGE thank you to Danforth Art and all of the jurors who voted for me. And a special shout out to the team at Panopticon Imaging imaging The printing, matting and framing look absolutely amazing!!!!! Last but certainly not least, I'd like to thank Martha of Tepper Takayama Fine Arts for mentoring me and guiding me to this moment that she never doubted would happen since the day that we met 4 years ago.

Also, congrats to the other 71 talented artists who are gracing these museum walls with me! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 It is an honor to be counted as worthy of being among you.

The exhibition is open until September 25, 2022. It's definitely worth the trip.

We encourage you to attend or help spread the word on the Film Is Not Dead event. Panopticon Imaging is a remarkable all service digital and darkroom photo-imagining lab located on Union Street. Panopticon Gallery is in Boston. See details in the link: https://fb.me/e/2m8cDaBY6

Best wishes to Panopticon Imaging!
Many thanks to Panopticon Imaging for generously matting the Museum’s recently acquired photographs by Sally Gall on view in the exhibition “Above/Below” through April 24, 2022. Matting works of art with archival materials is an essential aspect of caring for photographs. Over the years, Panopticon has generously matted many of the Museum’s collection of photographs.

Gall’s photographs featured in “Above/Below” explore the beautiful and mysterious elements of the ocean. The titles of both of her works, "Puglia" and "Hawaii," roughly reference where they were taken, yet are not about a depiction of place as much as they are of the ephemeral and experiential qualities of seas, whether it be the high-contrast dynamism of the tides or a singular bolt of lightning punctuating the otherwise tranquil seascape in hazey gradients of gray.

Many thanks to Panopticon Imaging for matting these recent acquisitions!

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Sally Gall, “Hawaii,” 2002, Archival pigment print, 24 x 20 inches, Gift of the Rybicki Family, 2020.004.036. © Sally Gall.

Sally Gall, “Puglia,” 2009, Archival pigment print, 24 x 20 inches, Gift of the Rybicki Family, 2020.004.036. © Sally Gall.
Many thanks to Panopticon Imaging for generously matting and framing the Museum’s recently acquired photographs by photographer Neal Rantoul on view in the exhibition “Above/Below” through April 24, 2022. Matting and framing works of art with archival materials is an essential aspect of collections care, and we appreciate Panopticon Imaging’s support of the Museum.

Photographed from a plane flying over the terrain, Rantoul’s aerial views capture stunning compositions and features of the land that would be impossible to see in their full scope and immense scale from ground level. These photographs depict salt evaporation ponds in California’s San Francisco Bay area. Companies siphon the salt water from the Bay into these ponds that as they evaporate leave behind salt and minerals that can be sold for other products and uses and as a byproduct of this process creates the stunning pink and red hues seen in Rantoul’s photographs.

Along with other works featured in “Above/Below,” Neal Rantoul’s photographs of the salt evaporation ponds demonstrate how taking a new point of view can reveal out-of-the-ordinary perspectives on both our natural and human-made environments.

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Neal Rantoul, “Salt Evaporation Ponds,” Edition 1/5, 2018, Archival Inkjet print, 34 x 40 inches, Gift of the Artist, 2021.002.004. © Neal Rantoul.

Neal Rantoul, “Salt Evaporation Ponds,” Edition 2/5, 2018, Archival Inkjet print, 34 x 40 inches, Gift of the Artist, 2021.002.005. © Neal Rantoul.
Many thanks to Panopticon Imaging for generously matting and framing the Museum’s robust collection of photographs by Aaron Siskind (1903-1991) and rare prints by Corita Kent (1918-1986). Matting and framing works of art with archival materials is an essential aspect of collections care, and we appreciate Panopticon Imaging’s support of the Museum.

As another “Call & Response” exhibition is underway for 2022 (an exhibition in which artists create works of art that respond to objects in the Museum’s collection), we would like to highlight some artists in our collection who were inspired by other artists.

Corita Kent (a.k.a. “Sister Mary Corita Kent”) was a Catholic nun, artist, and educator who lived and worked in Los Angeles and Boston. As a Pop Artist, Kent drew from an array of popular culture and literature in her work. For this print “be of love,” Kent incorporated lines from an e.e. cummings poem by the same title: “Be of love (a little) More careful Than everything . . . .” Kent was not only an admirer of Cummings’ poetry, according to scholar Eva Payne, she was a personal friend of Cummings and his widow, Marion Morehouse.

In this black and white photograph of a funerary niche found in the Mexican city of Mérida Aaron Siskind pays homage to the artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) who was known for his 3D boxes that contained found objects. A Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Siskind taught at the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago with Harry Callahan, and then joined him at Rhode Island School of Design where he taught until his retirement in 1976. The Museum owns 54 photographs by Siskind.

Thanks to Panopticon Imaging for matting and framing these works of art!

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Corita Kent, "be of love," 1982, Serigraph, 30 3/8 x 21 ⅞ inches, Gift of Mrs. James Rush Beeler, Newport Art Museum, 1996.008.012. Photo by Shane Godfrey.

Aaron Siskind, "Remembering Joseph Cornell in Merida 27," 1974, Gelatin silver print, 10 ¼ x 11 inches, Gift from the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Chazan, Newport Art Museum, 2009.009.026.
As part of a new creative venture I worked with 8 beautiful models to create personalized works of art for each of them. Not only did each model get a custom art piece but they also received a FREE 8x10 print of their image, courtesy of our friends at . I can not thank each of my models and Panopticon Imaging enough for everything they have done to support this new venture.

This work is part of my new business, Artistry & Aerials which you can find HERE:

I worked with collaboratively with each model to customize an image based on their color preferences, mood of the image and personal goals for their shoot.

As you can see by this first shoot Jay and Erika chose a couples shoot. Like many married couples the pictures you have with your partner fall into 2 basic categories, your wedding photos and countless selfies. While both capture memories we often don’t take the time to create a couples portrait for ourselves after our wedding day. So we set out to create a series of portraits showcases their love and affection for one another. Knowing that one of their favorite movies is “Love Actually” I wanted to create a dreamy portrait based on love.

The result, a sweet sweet dream full of romance and beauty. Jay and Erika are such a lovely couple and working with them brought excitement and a strong sense of marital connection and I loved the opportunity they gave me to create art they will hang in their home.

If you want to learn more about creating your own custom piece of art follow and contact me today!
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Do you do super 8mm to digital?
If so, how many small reels to a cd?
Cost per reel?

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Many thanks to Panopticon Imaging for generously matting and framing the Museum’s robust collection of photographs by Aaron Siskind (1903-1991). Matting and framing photographs with archival materials is an essential aspect of collections care, and we appreciate Panopticon Imaging’s support of the Museum.

These black and white photographs are from Siskind’s series, “Homage to Franz Kline.” Dedicated to the artist’s friend, Abstract Expressionist painter Franz Kline, these photographs are close-ups of graffiti and walls in Italy, Mexico, and Peru intended to resemble Kline’s energetic black and white paintings. The Museum owns 54 photographs by Siskind, and several from this series. A Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Siskind taught at the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago with Harry Callahan, and then joined him at Rhode Island School of Design where he taught until his retirement in 1976. Thanks to Panopticon Imaging for matting these photographs so that visitors can see both the images and Siskind’s signature and handwritten titles.

Come see this work and other stunning photographs by Aaron Siskind in “Abstract Ideas,” on view through April 25.

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Aaron Siskind, “Rome 23,” 1973, “Homage to Franz Kline,” gelatin silver print, 9 1/2 x 9 ½ inches, Gift from the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Chazan, Newport Art Museum, 2009.009.013.

Aaron Siskind, “Lima 89,” 1975, “Homage to Franz Kline,” gelatin silver print, 9 1/2 x 9 ½ inches, Gift from the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Chazan, Newport Art Museum, 2009.009.015.
We are grateful to Panopticon Imaging() for their generous support of the Museum. They have matted and framed many photographs, prints, and drawings for the Museum including this large print by Victoria Wulff.
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A graduate of RISD, Wulff is well-respected for exploring her own unique voice and vision. This compelling print juxtaposes the disparate images of a photograph of the actor Oscar Homolka in unusual eye make-up, with her dog, Spotswood, overlayed with an art deco inspired graphic. It is part of the “Rhode Island School of Design Silk Screen Portfolio” (1972) which also features work by Mags Harries, Alan Metnick, and many others. Wulff has exhibited in New York and throughout New England and received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002. Thank you, Panopticon Imaging, for enhancing our works of art with beautiful mats and frames.
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Victoria Wulff, 𝘖𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘳 𝘏𝘰𝘮𝘰𝘭𝘬𝘢 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘚𝘱𝘰𝘵𝘴𝘸𝘰𝘰𝘥, 1972, from the “Rhode Island School of Design Silk Screen Portfolio,” Color screen print, Gift of Alan Metnick, Newport Art Museum, 2007.001.020.
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