Photo Scanning, Film Scanning

Scans and Artwork Captures

High Resolution Scans 

Maximum visual experience of your reproductions demands complete attention to detail and the proper equipment for top quality results. High resolution art scans with the highest color fidelity are the keystone to an impactful visual experience.  Our in-house photographer brings his decades of experience in the art reproduction field to all of your reproduction projects.

Normal and Oversize Service: 2 business days

High Resolution Photo Scans of Film.

For the highest resolution RGB (Red, Green, Blue) film scans we recommend our Drum Scans. Our scanner will rasterize transparencies, and negatives at the highest quality possible. Using Photo Multiplier Tube (PMT) technology allows a full usable dynamic range of approximately 4.2 to 4.4; higher than the typical desktop scanners using Charge Coupled Device (CCD) technology. What this means to you is deeper shadow detail without the typical color breaks or gradient banding of inferior film scanning methods. Every image is scanned on its own merit. This means that we never use “global” corrections based on film type. Instead, we correct every drum scan on an image by image basis. We know your prized images are not shot under generic conditions, why should your scans be handled that way? To further enhance the quality of your film scan, all transparencies and negatives are oil mounted to the drum. This helps to remove dust and can actually hide small scratches and abrasions in the film, which saves you valuable retouching time.

Our attention to detail, giving close scrutiny to color fidelity, density, shadow & highlight detail, and overall sharpness truly makes this a custom scan.
If you need a high quality film scan that supports photographic output or large format printing, you can’t beat the high-resolution drum scans.[/donotprint]

Scan Sizes by Print Sizes (in MB)

For maximum print qualtiy we recommend a minimum of 300 p.p.i. at print size. As the ppi decreases, so does the print quality.  We suggest 150 p.p.i. as an absolute minimum for somewhat acceptable qualtiy. 

Sq. InchesSizeMB @ 300 ppi
Recommended
MB @ 200 ppiMB @ 150 ppi
Least Preferred
808×1022105
93.58-5×1125116
968×1226126
15411×14421810
21612×18582614
32016×20863821
38416×241044625
48020×241305831
60020×301627239
57624×241566937
72024×301948647
86424×3623310456
115224×4831113875
144024×6038917394
172824×72467207112
201624×84544242131
230424×94622276150
259224×108700311168
288024×120778346187
90030×3024310859
120030×4032414478
150030×5040518098
180030×60486216117
216030×72583259140
252030×84680302164
288030×96778346187
324030×108875389211
360030×120972432234
128032×4034615483
160040×40432192104
200040×50540240130
240040×60648288156
288040×72778346187
336040×84907403218
384040×961037461250
432040×1081166518281
480040×1201296576312
230048×48621276150
288048×60778346187
345648×72933415225
403248×841089484262
460848×961244553300
518448×1081400622337
576048×1201555691374

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Scanning Services

Normal Turn time is 2 business days.
Rush turn-around available (additional fees may apply)

 

Flatbed Scans of Flat Art


Normal Service is 2 working days
Dust busting is not guaranteed at this price. Though we do clean the flat art or print prior to scanning, some dust may remain in the scanned image.

Flatbed ScansUp to 25MB23-50MB51-100MB101-200MB201-400MB401+MB
$13.75$22.00$33.00$50.00$70.00$80.00

Drum Scans of Film only

Drum ScansUp to 25MB23-50MB51-100MB101-200MB201-400MB401+MB
$28.00$44.00$66.00$100.00$140.00$160.00
Quan Discounts
Originals10-2425.4950+
10.00%15.00%20.00%

Desktop Film Scans

With enhanced shadow detail and expanded dynamic range, this scanner replaces the old Kodak Pro-Photo CD scanner system. And quite frankly, you will love the improvements in quality, and when you see the cost savings per scan, we know you’ll love that change too

Web Sized Scans from whole un-cut rolls of Film

Normal Service is 2 working days

A 1200×1800 (approx) scan from each exposure on the uncut roll. Color is “auto adjusted” by the scanning software. For custom adjustments please see our Custom Scans below. Files area saved as RGB jpg. Full image scans only, custom cropping requires custom scans.

FormatPrice per RollUncompressed Size
135/24$12.504 MB
135/36$18.954 MB
120$20.956 MB
220$37.756 MB

Web Sized Scans From Frames or Strips of Film

Normal Service is 2 working days

A 1200×1800 (approx) scan from single frames or when the roll is cut into strips. Color is “auto adjusted” by the scanning software. For custom adjustments please see our Custom Scans below. Files area saved as RGB jpg. Full image scans only, custom cropping requires custom scans.

FormatUncompressed Size1-1011-2021-5051-100101 
35mm4 MB$4.85$3.90$3.10$2.25$2.05each
120 to 4×56 MB$7.25$5.80$4.50$3.40$3.10each

Uncorrected Desktop Grade Scans From Film

Normal Service is 2 working days

These scans are for the more experienced customers who are adept at making their own corrections. We recommend that these users work in a calibrated and color-managed work-flow environment. Digital ICE scratch removal is applied at the time of scanning, but no other corrections are made. Files will be saved as tiff unless specified otherwise. Full image scans only, custom cropping requires custom scans (below).

*Maximum Optical Sigma Scan sizes based on format
135
68
MB
 6×7171MB 
6×4.5
102
MB
 6×9196MB 
6×6
139
MB
 4×5320MB 

Megabytes*1-10 ea11-20 ea21-50 ea51-100 ea101+ ea
25$9.45$9.15$8.10$7.47$7.02
50$12.10$11.55$10.30$9.50$8.97
100$14.25$13.75$12.15$11.21$10.53
200$16.25$15.80$13.95$12.87$12.09
201+$19.95$19.65$17.10$15.77$14.82

Corrected Desktop Grade Scans from Film 

Normal Service is 2 working days

These scans are operator adjusted to within reasonable accuracy, and can be cropped to your specifications. Digital ICE scratch and dust removal is applied during scanning. files saved as tiff unless specified otherwise. If cropping is requested, this is the service to order.

*Maximum Optical Sigma Scan sizes based on format
135
68
MB
 6×7171MB 
6×4.5
102
MB
 6×9196MB 
6×6
139
MB
 4×5320MB 

Megabytes*1-10 ea11-20 ea21-50 ea51-100 ea101+ ea
25$12.60$12.25$10.80$9.96$9.36
50$17.35$16.80$15.90$14.85$12.85
100$23.10$22.30$19.80$18.25$17.00
200$28.90$27.85$24.75$22.85$21.45
201+$34.65$33.60$29.70$27.40$25.75

Cody Visitor Center, Cody WYThe first and perhaps the most critical step towards the digital arena is scanning. But, with so many different types of scans out there, it is difficult to determine the best photo scanning service for your needs. It is frustrating to order a scan of an image for one project, only to find out that you need more resolution for a later project. Now you are back to the service bureau for another scan, and more delays. At Reed Art & Imaging we offer you the foresight to get the right type of scan that will work for you now and for future projects. Several options are available, from Durst Sigma film scans to our top-of-the line Howtek Drum Film Scans.

If low dollar 4-color output is your goal, The Durst Sigma scans are an excellent low-cost alternative to a top of the line drum scan. With improved quality over typical desktop scanners, the Durst Sigma film scans are ideal for the designer with a budget minded client.

If your needs are high-end 4-color or the ever demanding requirements of continuous-tone reproduction, our premium drum film scans are your best option.

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