Scanning Services

35mm Scanning Services

 

Our 35mm scanning service is suitable for everyone, amateur and professional alike, please see the sections below for more information which is relevant to your needs.

 

Price List

 

**Update in process - New Prices coming soon**
**Please Call with your requirements for a quote**

 

Please note we have a minimum order value of £15.

 

If you are a business or organisation which requires a large amount of images to be scanned then please see our medium format scanning page for more information on large orders.

Archiving old photographs

 

If you are looking to have decades worth of old photographs scanned before they deteriorate too much then you have come to the right place. We have great experience in scanning and transferring old negatives and 35mm slides onto PenDrive or DVD for easy viewing on a computer, having prints made, or even watching on the TV.

 

Old negatives and slides can suffer from a number of problems caused by age, such as:

  •     Dirt and debris building up on the image.
  •     Scratches or other general damage
  •     Colour tints on the original, such as the image turning a shade of red or blue.

 

These problems can be caused by a number of factors, including the age of the image, poor storage conditions, the images getting a lot of use, and any number of other factors.

 

Happily we are able to correct the majority of problems to produce the best possible reproduction from the original image.

 

Our scanners have sophisticated software inside that allows them to pinpoint where the dust and scratch marks are and remove them without affecting the quality of the image.

We are experts in enhancing images that have deteriorated over the years. Where the colour has changed, our equipment allows us to use a combination of automated and manual processes to produce the best possible colour restoration from a picture that has in essence 'gone off'.

 

When the damage is too much for our scanners and software to address that's when our enhancement and photo restoration skills can take over.

 

35mm Scanning for Amateur Photographers

 

Scanning high quality, backup onto DVD, photo slide shows, detail from shadows.

 

Having been amateur photographers ourselves, and working with amateur photographers for many years, we understand what they want from their images.

 

We find that amateurs are passionate about their photography, generally knowing their equipment inside out and how to get the best from it. Your photographs are precious to you, and whether they have sentimental value or not each one is important. You may not have the inclination or lifestyle to turn pro but you value your photography just as much.

 

Amateur photographs can relax when their images are sent to us for scanning and archiving. We use the same equipment, and scan to the same standard that we would for professional photographers, employing the same systems of checking colour accuracy and sharpness to produce the best possible finish.

 

35mm Scanning for Professionals

 

Professional photographers demand several things from an archiving service:

  •     Quality
  •     Accuracy
  •     Knowledge
  •     Speed

 

We understand professional photographers requirements and are able to accommodate their needs accordingly.

 

Our professional 35mm work (slide or negative) is scanned using Nikon Coolscan 5000 scanners, superb quality machines that can produce an image at 4000dpi (over 50MB without interpolation) and utilise digital ICE 4 for the best possible improvements in dust and scratch marks, discolouration, grain reduction and shadow enhancement.

 

We can provide you with high quality TIFF, JPG or many other file formats as required.

 

We use Adobe Photoshop with colour profiled monitors, scanners and printers for any additional work such as editing or printing that may be required.

 

All our work is archived onto high quality SanDisk Pendrives which we will source for you, or professional quality DVDs (either Verbatim or Datawrite Titaniums), and we can print any wording you require directly onto the disc surface for easy reference.

 

Large Orders

 

If you have a large volume of images to scan we can scan them directly onto other media such as USB pen drives or onto hard disk drives.

 

Should you require a quick turnaround service - this can often be arranged, but we would ask that you contact us first so we can make sure we are able to complete your request on time.

 

We have a great deal of experience in film scanning, and have scanned negatives and slides for many professional photographers and companies.

We have previously worked with AGCO Corporation scanning their entire European archive of images, numbering around 125,000 negatives and slides of all formats. Images such as these are to be used in printed publications, on billboards and websites so quality is paramount and has to be totally consistent from start to finish.

 

Please note if you are a representative from a company needing an image library digitising we have some more information at the bottom of our medium format scanning page.