Archiving for Photographers
We have been involved in many archiving projects over the years.
We can scan from negatives or transparencies - 35mm, 120 medium format and large format 5" x 4" to 10" x 8"
We can also scan from prints up to A3 - 420mm x 297mm.
Print sizes from scanned film.
Scanning at high resolution will mean that your images can be reproduced or printed larger than may have been possible using 'traditional' methods.
An image from 35mm film can usually be printed at any size up to 36" x 24".
Because of the structure (grain) of film the larger the print the more this will become evident.
Family or Personal Archives
Many people have large 'archives' of family photographs often stored in a shoe box. Many of these images might have deteriorated over time and often they remain unseen.
We can offer you the opportunity for us to copy these images and possibly restore them, they can then be reprinted to send to other family members or shared as a digital file.
Old printed images, letters or original art work up to A3+ ( 483mm x 329mm) can be scanned, restored as necessary and either printed or written to disk, larger images can be copied by our specialist repro house.
Print to Print
Some of you may already be aware of the wonderful project in which we are involved with Beaford Arts in making selected examples of the famed James Ravilious archive available for the public to buy.
It proved a real labour of love for us, who all knew James well, to help bring his study of life in Devon to a wider audience. Scanning his original negatives and trying not to drool over the contact sheets that told us the stories surrounding his well loved and iconic images.
The scanning portion of our part in the project (1,700 images) took us nine months to complete, with three of us rotating the task. We benefited greatly, of course, in having access to Alan Winn who spent some time printing for James and gave us unique insight into how to prepare the files just as the great man himself would want them.
Beaford Workflow - First Stage