Are you aware that insurance doesn’t usually cover photo restoration. One of our clients is a prime example. We recently received boxes of damaged photos from Pat & Larry and gave them and their insurance company an estimate to scan and restore them all. The insurance company, like many others, will only cover either the
This post is to share with you about cleaning negatives. The same procedure works for all sizes of negatives including: 110, 35mm, 126, APS and oversized negatives. If your negatives are more dirty than that we recommend purchasing Anti-Stat Film Cleaner. It is somewhat expensive and it is rather aromatic so you’ll want to use it in a well-ventilated area. Moisten a smooth microfiber cloth with the film cleaning solution and then rub it on your especially dirty negative. You can use it on both sides of the negative.
I think we all agree that photos and water just don’t mix. The things that we hold most dear, besides our family and loved ones, are our important photos and documents. This is a guide to help you rescue wet photos, videos, film and audio.
Ron, is the keeper of all the old family photo albums made by his grandmother, Dorothy. He is having us scan two trunks full of old family albums and save them to disk. All the siblings are pitching in to pay for it and ultimately all of them will get a copy.
Steve brought in images of a treaty signed between the Sioux Indians and Andrew Jackson in 1868. It is quite a national treasure. We scanning in his images and printed out each page to 12” x 18” on heavy paper, laminated all the 44 pages and then bound it in a rich brown leather hard cover binding. It smells and looks fabulous!
Our wide format scanner. Scans 12" x 17" but larger items can be scanned in sections and put back together on the computer. A big help when it comes to scanning 12" x 12" scrapbook pages and large pieces of art.
This is our standard flat bed scanner used for items that won't work in our bulk scanner. It is great for items that are bulky like overly thick photos, book and photo album pages, 3 dimensional items, really small items and fragile items.
This client brought in the black and white photo at the top and asked us to add the rest of grandma in and add in some more background to make the grandparents centered on the photo. We also converted it to sepia.
Unique memorial project for a client's mother. Includes a transfer from an audio cassette recording and lots of scanned photos of her mother's ancestors and descendents. We are creating a DVD slideshow.