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ScanCafe Garners $5.5M for Expansion and Improvements

We have completed a tremendous amount of work in the last two years building this company from a simple idea into the world’s greatest analog to digital conversion service.  We literally started in a garage in Encinitas, California (right by the beach I might add, “Surf’s Up!”) in the summer of 2006 and here we […]

UPS: now go do, that voodoo, that you do, so well.

We knew before we launched ScanCafe that the care and safety of customer orders would be paramount to success. Therefore, we spent the better part of a year (2006) and a couple of hundred thousand dollars of our own money investing in the logistics and support processes that are so critical to our success. We […]

Helping the folks in Santa Cruz

A major reason people choose to have their analog images converted into digital files is fear of loss. We all know that the first thing we want to grab when running out of our burning or flooding home (besides our family and pets) is our photographs. Unfortunately, it is too hard to grab 15 albums, […]

ScanCafe in PMA Magazine: Bridging the Technical Gap

PMA Magazine has dedicated a cover story titled “Tale of Two Scanners” to the nascent but quickly growing scanning market in its Trends & Technology section. As regards our fun little business, both “Trends” and “Technology” are apropos. In the 20 months that we have been in operation, we have experienced phenomenal growth, thanks mostly […]

How bright is bright enough?

A photograph is expected to capture the exact image seen by the human eye at that moment in time. This is an accurate expectation IF the lighting conditions are acceptable and have balanced exposure, meaning no major shadows, no major bright spots contrasting with dark areas etc. Most of the time, photographs have a good […]