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Qualex

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Founded  1987
Parent organization  Eastman Kodak

Headquarters  North Carolina, United States

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Qualex Inc. was the largest wholesale and on-site photographic processing company in the world. It was formed in March 1988 as a joint venture between Eastman Kodak and Fuqua Industries, but became a wholly owned subsidiary of Kodak in 1994. It was headquartered in Durham, North Carolina. Qualex operated a large network of commercial and in-store labs throughout the United States and Canada.

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Qualex's business slowed from the overall decline in traditional film photography in favor of digital photography. Qualex once operated 53 photo processing laboratories; that number had shrunk to 22 by June 2004, and the company saw further consolidation. Qualex, however, continued to service over 13,000 on-site retail processing locations. On December 18, 2008, Qualex announced that it was shuttering all of its film processing facilities, essentially ending send-out film developing by Kodak. However, their Event Imaging Solutions division remained.

Friday, March 27, 2009 was the last day for send-in photofinishing, while Monday, March 30, 2009, was the last day for Internet orders, and day marked the end of Qualex's photofinishing.

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Qualex Wikipedia


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