The Future is Now.
Finally, you aren't forced to choose between GENTLE HANDLING, GREAT PICTURE QUALITY, and SPEED.
We use the Kodak PS50 Picture Saver System to quickly and gently create crisp, rich digital scans of your photos.
Let us show you a few concepts and options before you choose which scanning package is right for you.
Before you reach out, it's a good idea to take inventory of what photos you have.
CHECK THE CONDITION OF YOUR PRINTS
Take careful notice of the overall condition of your photos in order to determine what level of care they will need. The majority of pictures are sure to be just fine sent and stored in paper envelopes, but your ability to identify and separate prints with active hazards could prevent damage to your other prints.
Depending on how the prints have been stored, MOLD caused by wet conditions, and CRUMBLING, BRITTLE EDGES caused by hot and dry conditions, could be present. An accurate count of how many prints affected by these kinds of damage is essential for FPV to provide you with an accurate price quote.
Next, check for rubber bands, tape, and other adhesives stuck to the front and back of each print.
Sometimes these can be used as short term methods to group or display prints, but they are extremely hazardous to the clean preservation of other prints stored near them.
ISOLATE DAMAGED PRINTS
If you do find that one or several of your photo prints has a sticky residue or any kind on it, gently separate it from any pictures it may be stuck to and place it in its own plastic sandwich bag - NEVER a paper envelope. Now, check the other prints that were stored near it, and make sure the residue didn't spread. If it had, you had better grab the whole box of sandwich baggies.
Examples of prints considered "curled/warped" and "dry/brittle"
Extra steps are required to safely scan prints such as these.