Kodak adds Philippine Lab to ImageCare Program

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Tue, 08/30/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Philippines-based SQ Film Laboratories has become the newest member of the Kodak ImageCare Program a quality assurance plan for film laboratories initiated in 1996 by Kodak and prevalent throughout 31 countries worldwide today. SQ Laboratories was recently accredited for its Camera Negative Processing operations indicating to filmmakers that critical film handling and quality standards are being maintained by the facility. With over 40 years of industry experience SQ Laboratories continues to demonstrate its commitment to film and film quality. The lab employs 30 full-time individuals including a number of highly skilled technicians and artists who comprise many decades of expertise. “The Program has developed very specific efficiencies for the laboratory staff to follow ” says Angelo Santos managing director of SQ. “These standards have built up our employee’s confidence morale and the triple ‘Is’: Intensity Integrity and Intelligence. Simply put the Kodak ImageCare Program processes are a continuous progression of learning and development for us. It is an honor for us to be included in the roster of accredited laboratories around the world.” Kodak created the Program to standardize motion picture processing; adherence is challenging and time consuming and requires a laboratory-wide commitment to succeed in being accepted. The rigorous Program identifies areas for improvement provides a manual training and consultation in conjunction with on-site visits by Kodak technicians. Certification in the Kodak ImageCare program is proof that a lab complies with the highest standards of quality so even the most-demanding filmmakers can rely on their services with confidence. “We’re delighted to welcome SQ Film Laboratories into the Kodak program ” says Diane Carroll-Yacoby worldwide manager of the Kodak ImageCare Program. “This lab has first-class film processing operations. We’re proud of their accomplishments and commitment to excellence. This membership signifies that they deliver the best of what film can offer so customers can trust that when they work with SQ they are working without compromise.” Kodak Entertainment Imaging Division www.kodak.com/go/motion SQ Laboratories http://sqfilmlab.com.ph/