We scan positive and negative film in formats
from 35mm to 5 x 7 inches.
Scanning is the method of capturing an image from a photographic film negative or slide (positive transparency) — referred to as a film scan — or a printed photograph or document which we refer to as a reflective scan. We offer scanning levels to best meet your needs.
STANDARD:These are basic scans suitable for making typical desktop inkjet prints or for use with online printing services. These scans are in RAW form, in other words no adjustments or "fine-tuning" is done. That work is up to you.
Alternatively, we can do a standard scan and make adjustments such as tonal range, color correction and balance, contrast, scratch and dust repair, and sizing to your specification for either print or the web. The scanning is charged by the piece, either film or reflective. In quantity, the price per scan can be as low as $.40. Adjustments to scanned images are quoted on a per job basis.
Scanning of photos, documents, and small artwork up to 12 x 17 inches is done on flatbed scanners. Larger photos and documents are photographed using a high-resolution digital camera.
CUSTOM:When high quality inkjet or offset printing requires the best possible image quality, custom scanning will be required. As with STANDARD scans, CUSTOM scans can be provided in raw form, you do the adjustments – film or reflective – or we can make adjustments such as tonal range, color correction and balance, contrast, scratch and dust repair, and sizing to your specification. Custom scanning generally is not necessary for web applications but typically is required for high quality printing. We scan film up to 4,000 dpi and reflective up to 2400 dpi. Call or email for current pricing.
SPECIAL APPLICATIONS:We love a challenge, so if you have a special need that just doesn't seem to fit the levels described above, then let us look at it and discuss possible solutions.
We also scan microfische film. Call or email for details.
WHAT WE DO HERE
• Custom photo printing
• Giclée print editions
• Restore vintage photos
• Restore vintage docs
• Photograph fine art
• Scan family photos
• Artist support materials: portfolios, greeting cards, postcards & marketing advice.
• Archival wide-format inkjet printing on paper and canvas, traditional lab-style photo prints,
and other digital and traditional offset printing for special projects applications.