scanning & archiving
We offer a variety of scanning services.

Archive your photos onto a disc

Bring your old slides into the 21st Century by having them scanned onto a CD, or converting them into a DVD Slideshow.

Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Agfachrome, Perutz, GAF, Fujichrome, Pacific, Ansco and more. Some of these names are still around, but many are now just a memory.

In the 50's, 60's and 70's colour slides (transparencies) were very popular & many people still remember being invited around to a friend's place for a "slide night"! 

Whilst parents & grandparents may remember seeing their slides, many children & grand children have never seen the slides, but may be in them when they were much younger!

Do more with your slides & preserve your memories.

By having them scanned to disc, you can get prints from them, email them, print them at home, or have a DVD Slideshow made of all the images.

Most importantly, you can stop the ageing process, and preserve the slides onto standard or archival CD's or DVD's.

If you give them to us in the slide trays or carousels, we will scan them in that order for you. If they are in boxes, just number them, and we will follow your instructions.

All slides are cleaned and then checked & corrected (where possible) for colour & density before we scan them. We do not “bulk scan” your treasured slides – we actually look at EVERY one of them before scanning.

Another great positive with having your slides scanned to disc is that you can copy the disc (or ask us to do it for you) & share the photos with everyone in the family. It makes it far easier to help put together family details & history.

We can also scan onto Kodak Archival CD’s or DVD’s which have lives of over 100 years. Slides can be scanned at different resolutions, depending on what you want to do with the files.

Here are the resolution details for 35mm slides.
  • Standard Scans
    1024x1545 pixels, which will generate a 4.5mb file
  • High Resolution Scans
    2048x3072 pixels, which will generate a 17mb file
  • Ultra Resolution Scans
    4492x6774 pixels, which will generate an 80mb file

We can also scan 110, 126, 127, Agfa Rapid, X Pan & medium format slides & most other old or unusual formats & film.

Archiving

What sort of disc is right for me?

We use Verbatim and Kodak recordable discs

CD-R

Verbatim CD-R media is tested and certified by leading 52X drive manufacturers. Combining this level of performance and excellent reliability, this media is the ideal storage medium for recording and sharing any combination of digital images, music, desktop files and more.

KODAK Archival CD-R

When it has to last, turn to KODAK Gold Preservation CDs and DVDs. The quality of these Gold discs is archival, meaning they are perfect for ensuring the long term integrity of your music, images, documents, and data. 

Extra tough triple scratch-resistant coating prevents damage and lost data! Superior protection from handling protects your memories and data during frequent usage.

Gold promotes longer disc life. Gold does not oxidize or break down; therefore data is preserved longer. KODAK Gold reservation CDs and DVDs use only 99.99% 24-Karat Gold. Using superior burn technology, KODAK Gold Preservation CDs have been tested under light and accelerated aging to preserve data, photos and documents up to 300 years with proper handling.

DVD-R

Verbatim DVD-R offer 4.7GB or 120 Minutes of write-once storage capacity, superior recording quality. Recognised as the choice of professional users, Verbatim DVD-R offers the optimal "Advanced Azo" recording dye, which provides the highest level of read/write performance, reliability, and archival life. Verbatim 16X DVD-R media is compatible with Pioneer, Apple, Sony, Panasonic and other leading drive manufacturers.

Archival DVD

UltraLifeT Gold Archival Grade DVD-R media can preserve your family photos and home movies as well as critical corporate data. Each disc is manufactured using proprietary unique dual reflective layers to maximise both compatibility and longevity. To further extend media lifetime, the DVDs contain a hard coating on the recording side to protect the discs from scratches

Verbatim's proprietary dual reflective layer technology is comprised of a silver layer for broad compatibility and a gold layer for long archival life. The highly reflective silver layer allows the DVD-R disc to look like a standard silver disc to DVD drives and recorders. This feature provides a low initial error rate after recording, important for long archival life, and the same drive read/write compatibility as standard silver-only discs.

The gold reflective layer, naturally resistant to corrosion, prevents oxygen from coming through the DVD bonding material and corroding the silver reflective layer. Silver oxidation can be a primary factor which limits the lifetime of DVD media.

The combination of patented AZO DVD recording dye, revolutionary Dual Reflective Layer technology and proprietary hard coating enables Verbatim UltraLife archival-grade DVD-R discs to deliver new levels in longevity and performance without sacrificing compatibility.

Archival DVD

Verbatim M-Disc™ optical media is the new standard for digital archival storage. Unlike traditional optical media, which utilize dyes that can break down over time, data stored on an M-Disc is engraved on a patented inorganic write layer – it will not fade or deteriorate. This unique engraving process renders these archival grade discs practically impervious to environmental exposure, including light, temperature and humidity.

ISO/IEC 16963 standard longevity tests have proven the durability of M-Disc technology, and it withstood rigorous testing by the US department of Defence. Based on ISO/IEC 16963 testing, M-Disc media has a projected lifetime of several hundred years.

Medium format scanning

Medium Format scanning covers 120, 220 and 620 films, with image sizes of 6x4.5cm, 6x6cm, 6x7cm, 6x8cm and 6x9cm. Any old negatives or films with different size negatives will require manual handling.

Minimum charge on all scanning $6 (TIFF files are 50% extra, only on request).

Large format, non standard size

Developing, printing & scanning
Widelux/Wide format panorama scanning
Scanning non standard negative sizes/film types

These negatives are basically anything other than 120/220 roll film negs or slides, and, as such they require considerable additional work to scan, correct and print.

Prints from these negatives will be charged at the Scanning cost plus normal digital print cost.

Scanning of documents to PDF files

Bulk document scanning is available from UNBOUND originals. Single or double sided, colour or black and white. A4 or A3, standard paper (80gsm) only.