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Written on: 22/02/2008
Got some photographs back this morning. Some prints have lines down, but the general quality is poor. Under magnification, there is very coarse grain, which is not the fault of the film (Kodak) or the excellent Fuji camera, which has always given top class results before. I wonder if they're printed using some sort of computer printer instead of whatever optical process was formerly used. Cost for 36 exposure film was £6.79, which seems a bit stiff. We'll certainly never darken their door… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/01/2008 by michael carey (1 review written)
Seven shops in this area( Nottingham ) all with same telephone number. No answer after ringing five times. Staff informed a lady her film was not there, and might ( probably ) be in Arnold. Quicker response from the Kremlin if asking for asylum status. Come on M.S. Your customers deserve better or don't you care if we go to Boots instead?… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/11/2007 by franky89 (1 review written)
I went into my local Max Spielmann in Solihull to get some prints done for my mother.
I was on my lunch break, so I wanted to get them ASAP.
I walked into the shop and it seemed very busy (it was lunch time after all), There was a queue at the counter, but a staff member came up to me and asked if they could help me. I explained that I needed my film processed ASAP, and the staff member said that they could have the film done in 20 minutes. He even offered to put the prints onto a CD for me… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/10/2007 by rwalsom (1 review written)
Good value and helpful staff. Quick service. Would continue to use… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/10/2007 by joemasters (3 reviews written)
I received poor service and quality from Max Spielman… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/04/2007 by yorkie123 (1 review written)
A friendly shop. Top quality service. I highly recommend Max Spielman… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/07/2006 by bluelemon (1 review written)
I took a black & white film in to Max Spielman for developing and they stuck it in the wrong chemicals. Then they said "sorry, do you want a free film?" Absolutely appalling customer service. My film was the second part of a university project. It was taken in the Lake District and London. A cheap free 35mm film will never compensate for that. The lack of skill and care shown is disgusting, and I will never set foot in a Max Spielman store again… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/07/2006 by lynn parsons (2 reviews written)
As a first time user I took in my film into Max Spielman in Kirkgate, Leeds on Monday and was told I could collect on Friday. Friday - no photos, and I had to wait while they kept looking. They said they would call the lab, and asked me to return in half an hour. On my return, they had not found the photos and the lab didn't have time to search. They told me to come back the next day. On Monday I called, and still no photos. They called the lab again, and were told that they were still… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/11/2005 by 309340 (1 review written)
Well what can I say about Max Spielman in Shrewsbury? Very good all round! They quoted me half an hour, and they were ready when I got there at the time specified. No merging colours on the prints, and good definition.
I will be telling my friends.
Thank you… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/10/2005 by Sable (1 review written)
I have used a few branches of Max Spielman, and have always been unhappy with the outcome: Lines through the prints, scratches through the prints, dull colours, etc... The last time though left me with no pictures at all. I took in two films that I needed urgently (the only reason I decided to use them after previous experiences), and they developed them straight away. When I returned 20 minutes later they said they didn't know what the problem was, but the films couldn't be printed. I left… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/08/2005 by fastx19 (1 review written)
I have usually found the quality of prints acceptable in the Max Spielmann Wrexham branch, but the last two sets of pictures that came back, were abysmal. They were foggy with a brown cast. I complained and was offered a reprint. These, processed by the manager himself, were subsequently just as bad. I then questioned how he thought such poor images were acceptable, whereupon he said that he and his staff did not always have time for quality control! He then offered to send the negatives away… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/06/2005 by congosam (1 review written)
I took 2 rolls of film to Max Spielmann, BIG MISTAKE!!!
Flicking through our holiday snaps a vertical black line started to appear at the edge, as we turned through each snap the line got thicker and more central. It ended up that on several prints we had the black line with the left half being one picture and the right half being a different picture! Obviously an automated system is used to output prints and they have no quality control.
When I returned to the shop, the assistant told me… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/03/2005 by stephen 857 (1 review written)
Every time I have had photos done by Max Spielman the colours have a blue tint and are not correct, consequently I would not take my photographs to be developed there but unfortunately my daughter did and they turned out really bad, with a couple of them marked. You're better off going to Tesco or Supersnaps don't use Max Spielman… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/11/2004 by Flow (8 reviews written)
I have been to a couple of Max Spielman shops and on a vast majority of my visits I did not find the staff friendly or welcoming. I am not very happy with the quality of the prints although this may depend on many other factors. I expect their quality control is also not effective as I had a damaged print. I had to go through the hassle of taking back to the shop and going back to collet this one picture. They never even gave me any compensation for this. If anyone knows a better place, please… Read Full Review