You have to be careful.  I have recently scanned S8 film that had been blown up 
on a JK printer, and there was severe perf damage that entered the image area.  
This was caused by a slightly misaligned JK projector head.

These days I am not sure if 16mm blowups from S8 are the best way to go unless 
you really need 16mm prints.  We have been doing a lot of 3.3K scans from 
Super-8 for theatrical documentaries and the quality is excellent — much better 
control over contrast, and better resolution because of the lack of generation 
loss.  See OUR NIXON for an example.  2K isn’t really enough for S8, as odd as 
that seems, and HD certainly isn’t enough (for the original scan resolution).   
 See this for some examples:

Jeff Kreines

On Dec 7, 2013, at 8:35 AM, Jon Behrens <> wrote:

> Hello Jerrett
> I personally think you'd be much better off to do it yourself on an optical 
> printer. Or maybe find a friend who uses an optical printer that can do it 
> for you. I think having a lab do it might end up turning out to be very 
> expensive. 
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 6, 2013, at 7:59 PM, "Jarrett Hayman" <> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Does anyone know if Colorlab in Maryland still does blow-ups from super-8 to 
>> 16mm? Their new website layout seems to omit this information, whereas I 
>> remember reading as much on the old site. If not, are there any labs in the 
>> US that will do 8 to 16 blow-ups?
>> Thanks,
>> -J. Hayman
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