What do you mean by premium scanning?
I use a high quality SLR and lens combination to scan your photos, slides, negatives and memorabilia. This is a great setup for taking the highest quality scans at the fastest possible speeds.
Of course the high resolution is great but as far as digitizing photos goes, it's the speed that it the key to bringing in a quality project at a reasonable price. With a camera setup it's possible to scan 500 photos in an hour - something that just isn't possible with even the most high-end consumer scanners.
Added to that, your photos aren't fed through a scanner with rollers, that can harm some photos - especially if they jam. Such machines should also be cleaned frequently as the machines dust which then causes dots and streaks on your photos.
I'm also able to shoot your memorabilia and outsize items as they are not required to fit under a lid.
Finally for all scanning projects I can quickly and easily 'develop' your images - cropping and editing so they look their best without sacrificing spped. Suppiers usually charge extra for this premium-style service but mine is included in my regular price.
Can I do my own scanning for my organizing project?
Of course it's possible, but not recommended if you are hiring me to organize your photos.
There's a lot of detailed work that goes on as far as naming the image files and making sure they relate back to the physical photos.
Also the job is very time-consuming, especially when you scan at higher resolutions and so unless you have many hours to spend on the process you're likely to end up with your photo project remaining incomplete :)
Would it be cheaper to send my photos out to a local service?
It might well be - and depending on your preferences, could be just fine.
However local chain store services are mainly set up to scan documents not photos and their results are likely to be lower quality than you need for a proper photo archive. If you would prefer not to ship long distance, then I recommend you find a local supplier who is knowledgeabe wirh regard to scanning photos and does a quality job (600 dpi or more).
Can I ship my photos to your location?
The address to ship to from within Canada is:
13 Conservation Way, Collingwood, ON L9Y 0G9
See the Safe Shipping & Covid section for more details.
Once your project is complete I will ship back to you using the same shipping company you selected to ship to me.