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Photo Scanning

We are masters at taking your old, discolored and damaged prints and turning them into modern digital images that you'll be happy to share with family and friends.

All of our photo scanning includes basic color correction and auto-orientation on the completed media.
Congratulations on taking the first step in getting your printed photo collection under control!

Scanned images will be placed into folders with a five digit number and corresponding notes, if they are provided. Images inside the folders will contain the same five digit number as the folder structure, along with an ascending number starting at one for that folder. We will continue on with ascending numbers from folder to folder if that is designated at drop-off or consultation session. Every scanning project is unique and we recommend a consultation with one of our archivists.

Estimates and quotes are available, upon request. There is a charge of $50 for all estimates, payable at the time of drop-off and is non-refundable. If you decide to leave your project with us, we will apply the full value of your estimate fee to your project if it exceeds $500 in total. We will apply half of the estimate fee to your project if it does not reach $500. A deposit will be required on all projects and can be paid at the time of drop-off, or by online invoice after an estimate has been produced.

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 photos for scanning:

As with all of our archiving services, a good rule: if you bring in a physical mess, you'll get a digital mess in return.

  • Have your photos and documents organized in advance.
  • We will scan your originals in order, as long as they are clearly marked.
  • It is acceptable to bring them in marked plastic bags, banded together with an index card, or loose inside of a box or tub.
  • If your originals are not in a specified order they will be scanned by similar size.

Loose Photo Print Scanning:

Loose print scans are captured on a roll scanner that has pressure sensitive rollers and paper guides. Acceptable sizes for loose print scans are 2" x 3" Wallet size up to 8" x 10". Loose print scans can not have adhesive or other sticky substances on them, no post-it notes on the backs, no rips or tears that could get caught, and cannot be rigid or thick like Polaroids. Loose prints that do not meet these requirements will be considered small format flatbed scans.

Quantity 600 DPI 1200 DPI
1 to 20 $1.00 $2.00
21 to 100 $0.75 $1.20
101 to 999 $0.60 $1.10
1000 or More $0.45 $0.85

Flatbed Photo Scanning, Small Format

Small format flatbed scans are captured on an Epson Professional scanner with an organic LED light bar. These scanners can handle sizes up to 8.5" x 11" and are used for scans that have adhesive or other sticky substances on them, post-it notes on the backs, rips or tears, and/or rigid and thick like Polaroids. Prints larger than 8.5" x 11" are considered to be large format.

Quantity 600 DPI 1200 DPI 2400 DPI
1 to 20 $1.50 $2.00 $2.50
21 to 100 $1.00 $1.50 $2.00
101 to 250 $0.85 $1.25 $1.75
250 or More $0.75 $1.00 $1.50

Flatbed Photo Scanning, Large Format

Large format flat bed scans are captured on a Kodak A4 flatbed and have a maximum resolution of 600 DPI. This scanner is used for all photos and documents larger than 8.5" x 11" up to 11" x 17", including 12" x 12" scrapbook pages. Photos and documents that have dimensions larger than 11" x 17" are considered high resolution photography. Photos and documents contained inside picture frames could fall inside large format flat bed or high resolution photography and will be quoted during consultation.

Quantity 300 DPI 600 DPI
1 to 20 $4.00 $6.00
21 to 100 $3.00 $4.00
100 or More $2.00 $3.00

Document Scanning
Priced Per Document 96 DPI as PDF 300 DPI as PDF 300 DPI as JPEG
Roll Scanner $0.25 $0.35 $0.45
Flatbed, Small Format $0.50 $0.70 $0.90
Flatbed, Large Format (Up To 11x17) $1.00 $1.50 $2.00

High Resolution Photography

High resolution photographs are captured using a Canon 7D digital SLR, a Canon 90mm fixed macro lens, a tripod and constant studio lighting set at 5500 kelvin - which is the closest to white on the light spectrum. The captured digital images are white balanced and cropped to the edge of the original.

Price Image Size
$20 11 inches to 18 inches on the longest dimension
$25 19 inches to 32 inches on the longest dimension
$30 33 inches to 48 inches on the longest dimension
$35 49 inches to 60 inches on the longest dimension
*We do not currently support originals that contain dimensions longer than 60 inches on any side.