Information for school photographers

As of Friday 1st November, Dadfords Print Processing Ltd are no longer able to continue to fulfil school orders of any kind. This includes proof card setup and printing, and pack generation and printing. We have spoken with several other labs, and have found a company that will continue to fulfil schools order. The lab have chosen to work with is Sherwood Laboratories Ltd, based in Newark.
They have offered to match all our proof and pack prices for the remainder of this season, and hopefully beyond. They are able to continue to produce the current packs you offer – something that other labs were not happy to do. They will also colour correct images, mount the largest photo, and supply all packs in bags with carry handles - all things Dadfords don’t currently offer.
During our consultation with several other companies, Sherwoods went above and beyond the rest. They are thoroughly professional, and unlike other labs we spoke to, their top priority is you the photographer. Sherwoods are the people most willing to help, and most capable of fulfilling all outstanding jobs; they are the only company we felt could safely accommodate the needs of our customers, and the only ones we trust fully to deliver on their promise. Sherwoods are also involved in the development of the software we use, Desklab Pro, which means they understand exactly how we work, and can fit in with our current workflow meaning less disruption for you. They also know more about schools than most other labs, as they are the only 100% exclusive schools lab in the UK.
The lab manager, and main contact is Michael Harrison, and his number is 01636 700321 (Switchboard, ask for Michael) and his out of hours number is 07921 234145. You can email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.All completed proof cards should be sent to the address below…
Sherwood Laboratories
FAO Michael Harrison
Brunel Drive
Newark
Nottinghamshire
NG24 2EG
Please DO NOT send any completed proof cards back to Dadfords. If you have already posted proofs to the Unit S2 address, then we will forward those proofs onwards to Sherwoods. 
If you are a School photographer, and you use Dadfords and The Image File to fulfil online orders, then these online sales will be fulfilled in the same way as your existing setup, just with the new lab printing. 
We would like to assure all customers that we are working as hard as we can to ensure a smooth transition with minimal disruption to all, which is why we recommend that you use Sherwood Labs. If you would prefer to use an alternate lab, we can supply the JPG and PAR files used by your proof cards, but you must request this by email before Friday 15th November 2019.
All email and phone support ends on Friday 15th November 2019