About Us 2018-04-17T07:42:57+00:00

About Colorworld

Colorworld Imaging is a leading photographic pro lab based in the North East of England, delivering high-class products across the
globe. We offer a full range of digital and film printing services as well as large number of finished products to enhance your business.

With over 50 Years of service to the photographic industry, Colorworld has a proven track record for
quality, price and service with a 100% satisfaction guarantee

INTRODUCTION
OUR HISTORY
TESTIMONIALS

Introduction to Colorworld’s Products

Colorworld offers a complete range of products from digital photograph printing, canvas wraps and framed prints, to fine art giclée prints, photo books and digital press products. We also produce our own range of Renaissance Digital Art Albums which are made
completely in house, featuring a range of leather, canvas, acrylic and metal covers.

As an additional service to customers, Colorworld also offers our free ImagePartner online sales service to allow you to sell your
event images via the internet. This service alone can save you thousands of pounds in commission fees over traditional image providers.

Fast Production Times

High quality products produced in no time at all.

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Competitive Pricing

Bespoke quality and exceptional value for money.

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Our History

  • 1967

    Colorworld Ltd 1967

    Colorworld Ltd formed by Terry White and Jim Simpson

  • 1985

    Colorworld Ltd 1985

    First lab in the UK to use CVIS video analysers

  • 1987

    Colorworld Ltd 1987

    First lab in the UK to use negative Crop Cards​.
    First lab in Europe to install Roes software

  • 1990

    Colorworld Ltd 1990

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

  • 1991

    Colorworld Ltd 1991

    First professional lab in UK to install long roll automatic printing

  • 1999

    Colorworld Ltd 1999

    Purchase of 2 Agfa D-labs​

  • 2005

    Colorworld Ltd 2005

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

  • 2007

    Colorworld Ltd 2007

    • Colorworld invest in Album making equipment to produce Renaissance Albums
    • Purchase of ZBE Chromira 5x ProLab​
  • 2010

    Colorworld Ltd 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

  • 2011

    Colorworld Ltd 2011

    Investment of second Chromira from ZBE and an additional Album making machine doubles the capacity for making Renaissance Albums

  • 2013

    Colorworld Ltd 2013

    Purchase of an additional 2 Agfa D-labs​

  • 2014

    Colorworld Ltd 2014

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

  • 2016

    Colorworld Ltd 2016

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

  • 2017

    Colorworld Ltd 2017

    • Colorworld invest in new Konica Minolta 2070 Digital Colour Press

Testimonials

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 - DLimages

2018-01-10T16:30:58+00:00

Darren Lindley - DLimages

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.
I have been using Colorworld for the past few years and find their service second to none, from sales to final print you cant get better, the staff are very friendly and helpful. Long may they continue to be the front runners in their field.
Thank you
Paul

Paul Harrison - Digital Dreamz Photography

2018-01-29T16:36:31+00:00

Paul Harrison - Digital Dreamz Photography

I have been using Colorworld for the past few years and find their service second to none, from sales to final print you cant get better, the staff are very friendly and helpful. Long may they continue to be the front runners in their field. Thank you Paul
I have always found Colorworld to be very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what they do............providing the very best of service and 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 - Mike Dooley Photography

2018-01-29T16:35:39+00:00

Mike Dooley - Mike Dooley Photography

I have always found Colorworld to be very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what they do............providing the very best of service and 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.
What can I say, but my albums have arrived. Oh my goodness ... they are stunningly gorgeous!! Everything about them is wonderful, 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. I can't wait to photograph them for my Blog.

Lindsay Dobson - Lindsay Dobson Photography

2018-01-29T16:34:38+00:00

Lindsay Dobson - Lindsay Dobson Photography

What can I say, but my albums have arrived. Oh my goodness ... they are stunningly gorgeous!! Everything about them is wonderful, 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. I can't wait to photograph them for my Blog.
In our industry we are always striving to get the best products and service that we can, I had heard several good reports about Colorworld and decided to give them try. I can say that the communication & help from my area representative Paul has been first class. The products that I have received from Colorworld have been second to none and the speed in which they have turned work around is fantastic.

Thanks to everyone at Colorworld

Ian McIntosh - Zoom Photography

2018-01-29T16:33:24+00:00

Ian McIntosh - Zoom Photography

In our industry we are always striving to get the best products and service that we can, I had heard several good reports about Colorworld and decided to give them try. I can say that the communication & help from my area representative Paul has been first class. The products that I have received from Colorworld have been second to none and the speed in which they have turned work around is fantastic. Thanks to everyone at Colorworld
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.

If you don't believe me give them a try and take a look at the most amazing Metallic prints you will EVER see!!!

...... ooooooo did I forget to say they are also the most friendly and helpful lab I have ever come across.

Colorworld rock !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dave Wall – Date Wall Photography

2018-01-29T16:32:38+00:00

Dave Wall – Date Wall Photography

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. If you don't believe me give them a try and take a look at the most amazing Metallic prints you will EVER see!!! ...... ooooooo did I forget to say they are also the most friendly and helpful lab I have ever come across. Colorworld rock !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 - Whyman Photography

2018-01-29T16:31:51+00:00

Colin Whyman - Whyman Photography

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..
We are extremely happy with the service from Colorworld, the customer service is always friendly, helpful and polite. They are prompt with deliveries and 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 - Turner Photo Art

2018-01-29T16:30:13+00:00

Amanda Turner - Turner Photo Art

We are extremely happy with the service from Colorworld, the customer service is always friendly, helpful and polite. They are prompt with deliveries and 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.
I’d like to say a big thank you to all the Colorworld staff. Being fairly new to the photography business I had a lot to learn about producing albums and had very basic knowledge of design software. 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 - Alex Martin Photography
2018-01-10T17:04:45+00:00
Alex Martin - Alex Martin Photography
I’d like to say a big thank you to all the Colorworld staff. Being fairly new to the photography business I had a lot to learn about producing albums and had very basic knowledge of design software. 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.
I have returned to photography after 10 years away. Now I've been thrown into the digital world I needed to find a 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. Many Thanks. Andy and Jackie from Incadoo.

Andy Starkey - Incadoo
2018-01-10T17:04:10+00:00
Andy Starkey - Incadoo
I have returned to photography after 10 years away. Now I've been thrown into the digital world I needed to find a 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. Many Thanks. Andy and Jackie from Incadoo.
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 - Philip Ryott Photography
2018-01-10T17:03:40+00:00
Philip Ryott - Philip Ryott Photography
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.
When my Irish supplier discontinued their association with Seldex I was forced to look around to find another supplier. 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, suggestions I was not even aware of after four years of ordering Seldex albums from a different company. I was very impressed with Colorworld's customer service from the outset and I look forward to my dealings with them in future.

Lisa Hynes - Lisa Hynes Photography
2018-01-10T17:02:54+00:00
Lisa Hynes - Lisa Hynes Photography
When my Irish supplier discontinued their association with Seldex I was forced to look around to find another supplier. 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, suggestions I was not even aware of after four years of ordering Seldex albums from a different company. I was very impressed with Colorworld's customer service from the outset and I look forward to my dealings with them in future.
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 printing ie schools, portraits and wedding reprints. I am also delighted that Colin, their rep for Scotland actually takes the time to visit my studio three or four times a year, which very few companies seem to do nowadays, unless you live in the main cities. If you are a photographer I would thoroughly recommend Colorworld.

Lenny Smith - Studio 8 Photography

2018-01-10T17:01:40+00:00

Lenny Smith - Studio 8 Photography

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 printing ie schools, portraits and wedding reprints. I am also delighted that Colin, their rep for Scotland actually takes the time to visit my studio three or four times a year, which very few companies seem to do nowadays, unless you live in the main cities. If you are a photographer I would thoroughly recommend Colorworld.
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. My first real Eureka moment with Colorworld was when I received my first set of test prints which were, with nothing added and nothing taken out , just perfect. This quality of printing continues and I could not be happier. The product range is also very wide with the same high quality standard and attention to detail, so can be used with complete confidence.

Without hesitation I would recommend Colorworld , as your own personal lab.

Ron Young - Ron Young Photography

2018-01-29T16:37:29+00:00

Ron Young - Ron Young Photography

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. My first real Eureka moment with Colorworld was when I received my first set of test prints which were, with nothing added and nothing taken out , just perfect. This quality of printing continues and I could not be happier. The product range is also very wide with the same high quality standard and attention to detail, so can be used with complete confidence. Without hesitation I would recommend Colorworld , as your own personal lab.