About Us

The name Foto First has always been synonymous with the term “One Hour Lab,” and we still pride ourselves on fast, high quality printing. However, Foto First has evolved into so much more than just your neighbourhood minilab. Most of our Gauteng stores have been fully redesigned and refurbished and we now offer a much wider range of products and services than ever before.

Our Frontier digital processing machines now print your photos onto Fujifilm’snew Supreme HD paper for unsurpassed image quality demanded by users of High definition Digital SLR’s.

Photo enthusiasts should look out for the “Fujifilm PRO CENTRE” signage in selected stores, which are our flagship stores and offer Supreme HD prints in sizes up to A3 as well as high quality inkjet prints from our Epson large format printers up to A0 in size. We can print on standard surfaces as well as canvas, which is increasing dramatically in popularity. Canvas prints can also be stretch mounted in store, avoiding lengthy delays.

Professional photographers are welcome and special PRO prices are available at our PRO CENTRE stores. We urge all non-professionals to join our Foto First VIP club (Very Important Photographer) which gives members 10% off all printing services as well as exclusive special offers, free gifts and discount vouchers.

Everybody can be a VIP!!
We now also print photo-quality photobooks in store as well as cater for online photobooks with customer design workstations situated in all PRO CENTRE stores.  Each store has multiple kiosks for browsing your images and choosing your favourites for printing. Even Facebook albums can now be accessed and printed from, as our kiosks are permanently online.

Naturally, a one stop photographic shop should cater for all types of photographers and Foto First doesn’t disappoint with digital cameras and accessories for all types of users. We stock all major photographic brands like Canon, Nikon, Samsung, Fujifilm and Pentax, from compact digitals to professional SLR’s. We also keep camera bags and tripods from Manfrotto, Lowepro, Vanguard, Crumpler and many more.

If you are looking for a one stop photographic store, please visit Foto First at a Mall near you! You will be pleasantly surprised.


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