If you develope b&w film yourself like I do, it is much cheaper than asking the photolabs to develope for you for $5. Definitely cheaper than buying and processing colour film. Basically I just pay for the roll of b&w film, cost around $4.50 and $5.50, or cheaper still if bulk rolled. Ilford HP5+ and Delta series are nice, so are Kodak's Tri-X.
Ha Ha, I think it's economic to do it myself.just spend some quailty time on your hobby.what i do is to process it myself, then scan it and print the contact print on inkjet paper on epson printer.inkjet paper--->ilford gallarie--->0.70cents only+ ink cost---> S$1.50 ok.imagine asking people to print contact, S$7 to S$12 include processing a roll. :sweat: