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Preserving your family history

Negative Scanning

Our clients often find hidden gems on those old negatives found in the attic, and they’re worth protecting through digitizing & printing!

Once digitized, the lifespan of your negatives is substantially increased and the imagery is permanently protected from environmental damage. And you won’t need a projector to view them. Enjoy the images on modern devices and share the files with as many people as you’d like.

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How It Works:

35mm negatives are considered standard. All other sizes are considered non-standard and additional charges apply. Negatives are scanned with an air cleaning process and in rare instances we may use an anti-static cleaning cloth to remove finger prints. Lint, dust and scratches are common on sleeved negatives and unless they can be removed with the air cleaning process we do not remove these imperfections as part of the capture process. 35mm negative scans are approximately 4496×3000 pixels in size, which can render print sizes between 12x18 and 16x24. Upgrade options with higher resolution scans are available upon request. Your original negatives are provided back to you once the project is complete.

Keeping your memories safe + local.

The Print Refinery® has been professionally preserving memories for over 10 years.
Using a trusted local expert is the safest way to digitize home movies & photos.

How to prepare your negatives for scanning:

A good rule: if you bring in a physical mess, you will get back a digital mess.

  • Bring them to us in the order you'd like them scanned with proper notes. We do not charge extra for this service.
  • If you have sleeved negatives, we will scan the entire strip unless you mark frames to skip.
  • Do not mark the sleeve - use a removable postit flag to indicate which frames to skip.
  • Each frame is considered to be one scan.
  • Never adhere anything directly to the negative, on either side, as the adhesive will show in the scan.
  • We check all negatives for the proper orientation and emulsion before scanning, so you do not need to worry about this in the preparation stage.

35mm Negatives:
Quantity 3200 DPI 6400 DPI 12800 DPI
1 to 20 $2.00 $3.00 $4.00
21 to 100 $0.85 $1.50 $3.00
101 to 250 $0.70 $1.30 $2.50
250 or More $0.60 $1.20 $2.50

110mm, 120mm and 126mm Negatives:
Quantity 3200 DPI 6400 DPI 12800 DPI
1 to 20 $2.50 $3.50 $4.50
21 to 100 $1.50 $2.50 $3.50
101 to 250 $1.25 $1.85 $2.85
250 or More $0.85 $1.60 $2.60

Additional Options

Files saved to USB drive: $10 for 8gb, $14 for 16gb, $18 for 32gb, $25 for 64gb.
Files saved to 2TB Seagate Hard Drive: $100 for the drive and $1.00 per GB of content transferred.
Download link via WeTransfer: $5.00 base charge and $1.00 per GB of content transferred. *Orders must be paid in full before a download link is sent.

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