A Digital Graphics & Photo Imaging Company
Visitors are often delighted to find our group
in a small city like Nashville. We strive to provide personal service and consistently superior
quality with depth, not just the easy stuff. Using advanced tools and
knowledgeable staff, we provide extensive digital imaging and traditional
Chromatics has been an acknowledged leader in
quality and service since it's inception 30 years ago by engineer-commercial photographer Mike Borum.
Our loyal customers include artists, photographers, museums,
designers, ad agencies, marketing agencies, hospitals, exhibit-display producers
and corporations of all kinds.
Our staff appreciates the opportunity to serve
your needs, too.
A Very Short Company History
Chromatics arose from a need. In 1979, commercial photographer Mike Borum
was spending $1500/month on E6 film processing at local labs. For better
quality and service he felt compelled to set up
his own operation.
Superior quality processing would require continuous film flow with
careful sensitometry; Mike's film volume, alone, couldn't
support a processing machine and staff. That required a lab operation with its own identity.
Chromatics opened on July 5, 1980,
offering clean, accurate, consistent E6
processing with 4 hour service, a revolution for Nashville's commercial
Other high quality film services soon followed,
each enhanced by the superior film processing. In 1985, we
improved with Refrema E6 dip & dunk processors and, in 1995, added Refremas
for B&W and color negative film.
A list of all the "firsts"
from Chromatics would be long.
passionate about quality and worked to make every new piece of equipment and service the best available.
Our guiding philosophy is that superior
equipment, maintained and operated by skilled and conscientious technicians,
produces superior work consistently.
focus on the development of staff members that
demonstrate professional behavior and continuous improvement benefits
our customers and enhances our work environment.
Chromatics has moved aggressively
to enable professional clients to offer their own
customers the best of digital imaging and conventional film
We share our hard-won knowledge freely and offer
output from amazing devices like the Durst Lambda and the Cruse Fine Art
scanner. We've invested heavily in color management skills to maximize
the accuracy of the entire digital workflow.
Our promise: We'll always strive to
bring the best digital and film-based
tools and services to our customers.