Scan your prints
At Orms Print Room, all our scans are high-res to ensure you get the best product.
HIGH RESOLUTION ARTWORK SCANNING (ENLARGEMENTS)
We offer an ultra-high resolution scanning service, perfect for reproducing artwork as prints – whether it’s a painting, illustration, photograph or your little one’s artwork. This service is also the ideal solution if you’d like to do enlargements. Remember, we can do it all – and do it all perfectly – as long as there’s no copyright infringement, of course.
Once the artwork is scanned in at the desired print size, it will be handed over to the printer most suited to the job in our fine art department. From there, tests are printed to ensure that we colour-match the print as close as possible to the original artwork. Once you’ve approved the test, the new image gets printed and the original artwork is wrapped to ensure that it isn’t damaged. The printing is archival to ensure the best possible reproduction of the artwork.
SCANNING FOR PHOTOBOOKS
There’s no reason why beautiful memories can’t be enjoyed for years to come. Not only can we scan and digitise your photographs, we can bind them in a beautiful book to give them new life. You can even print your old negatives, slides or photographs with us. Keep in mind that you high resolution scans are not absolutely necessary for photobooks, as low resolution will work just fine.
BULK SCANNING SERVICE
Do you have hundreds of old images stored away, or photo albums that you haven’t opened in years? We have invested in a specialised scanner for scanning old photos, quickly. This state-of-the-art machine that scans approximately 35 images per minute!
All you need to do is arrange them in packs of similar sizes, from standard to jumbo to A3. Once digitised, you can choose to store them, share them with family and friends or print them.
Please note that no bent, damaged or irregular sized prints can be fed through this scanner and would need to be scanned on our flatbed scanner.
RESTORING & RETOUCHING OLD PHOTOGRAPHS
Old photographs become damaged, faded or torn over the years. Orms offers a range of specialised services, from simple image enhancement to careful restoration. Our skilled team specialises in removing scratches, dust, cracks, tears and colour casts to restore your photographs to their former glory.
See our Size Guide below for all the technical details.
2 – 3 working days
You can scan from your original artwork or photos to any size up to A0. It all depending on the size and quality of the original.
Most negatives (35 mm and larger) can be scanned to A0, however 110 negatives and microfilm can only be scanned to A5, due to the small size of the film.
|Scans from:||File Size||Longest Side||Scanner|
|35 mm negatives||Up to 550 MB||1200 mm||Imacon FlexTight|
|110 negatives||Up to 15 MB||200 mm||Imacon FlexTight|
|120 negatives||Up to 550 MB||1200 mm||Imacon FlexTight|
|4×5 negatives||Up to 550 MB||1200 mm||Imacon FlexTight|
|8×10 negatives||Up to 550 MB||1200 mm||Epson Flatbed|
|Panoramic negatives||Up to 150 MB||1500 mm||Epson Flatbed|
|Artwork/Photos||Up to 550 MB||1500 mm||Epson Flatbed|
- The largest original artwork/photo we can scan on the flatbed scanner is about 800 mm wide and about 1400 mm in height.
- We have 35 mm, 6×6”, 6×7” and 4×5” negative masks, which can be modified to scan odd size negs.
Our scanning price structure works according to file output size. E.g. If you need a photo or a negative scanned to A2 final size, you will be charged for an A2 scan.
|Size||Aprrox. File Size||8-bit Price|
|A5 (210mm width)||10 MB||R30|
|A4 (297 x 210 mm)||25 MB||R50|
|A3 (420 x 297 mm)||50 MB||R90|
|A2 (594 x 420 mm)||100 MB||R180|
|A1 (841 x 594 mm)||200 MB||R300|
|A0 (1189 x 841 mm)||400 MB||R500|
Q&A with Rashieqh Abader
- Scanning Specialist
What scanners do you use?
I use the Imacon FlexTight X5 scanner for negatives and slides, and the Epson Expression 11000XL PRO Flatbed Scanner for anything from old photos to large paintings and canvases up to A0 (1200 x 840 mm).
What resolution do you scan at?
Quality is always my priority when I scan. I scan at 300 dpi when using the Flatbed Scanner; but when using the Imacon Scanner, I scan 35 mm negs at 5500 dpi and 120 film at 3000 dpi, and then convert the scans to 300 dpi. It’s no problem to produce a scan at a higher resolution if you wish.
What is the difference between low-res and high-res scanning?
Low-resolution scans have less pixels and therefore less detail in them. High-resolution pictures have more pixels in them, and therefore the image has more detail.
Do you scan in 8-bit or 16-bit?
I scan in 8-bit, but you can request a 16-bit scan file. As 16-bit scans have a bigger colour range, and a bigger file size, you will be charged accordingly.
What is the colour profile of your scans?
I scan using the Adobe RGB colour profile.
What type of files are your scans?
I save my scans as uncompressed TIFF files so you don’t lose any picture quality. I can easily convert your TIFF files to JPEG (.jpg) if you need me to.
What is the difference between grain and noise?
Grain is part of the actual film – the more sensitive/faster the film, the larger the grains.
Noise is a digital term relating to the size of each pixel – the more pixels you have, the less noise you’ll see when you view your image.
Why are some scans grainier or noisier than others?
There are a few factors that influence the amount of grain or noise visible in the final scan:
- If a negative is over- or underexposed and is scanned to see more detail in the image or made much darker, you will see grain on the scanned file.
- The speed of the film, the higher the ASA of the film the more grain you will see.
E.g. 100 ASA film will have the least grain, and 3200 ASA will have the most grain.
- Cross-processed negatives have the most grain.
- Film that has been pushed or pulled in processing will also have more grain.