Gift Box

An ideal gift for parents

Have a person in your life that ought to preserve their memories, but isn't comfortable with the internet? Then our new Gift Box is for you.

How it works

With a Gift Box, you pay in advance. We send it directly to the address you choose. Your recipient fills the box up, using the instructions included, places it in the included pre-paid envelope, and drops it off at a nearby UPS store. About 6-8 weeks later, the originals and the completed scans will arrive directly at the address you choose when you order. There is no cost at all to your recipient, and no need to review images online, as in our regular service. More about how it works »

It's an ideal gift for anyone whose memories you care deeply about:

  • Easy to use.
    You order & pay. Your recipient just packs and ships.

  • A beautiful gift.
    Our gift box is designed for the living room, not the garage.

  • A safe way to store memories.
    Archival-quality materials.

  • An outstanding value.
    Nearly $230 worth of scanning, and shipping included.

At $159.99, our gift box is the easiest and most affordable way to preserve your loved ones' memories — beautifully, and forever.

Included with your Gift Box

Scanning Any combination of up to 600 standard media photos (paper photos to 8"x10", color 35mm slides, and 35mm color negatives). Video tapes also accepted when the retail scanning value of the box's final contents are equal to 600 standard media photos scans or less.
Services Our standard service: manual scratch removal, color correction, cropping, re-orientation, red-eye removal, and images placed onto a DVD.
Shipping Standard shipping is included. Overnight delivery and gift wrapping available.

Frequently asked questions

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» Who is this intended for?
At ScanCafe, we’re continually working on making the service easier to use. We realize that many people who have lots of old photos are not necessarily familiar with the internet, and so we designed the Gift Box to reach out to them.
» What hardware and software does my recipient need?
The scans are burned onto a data DVD when they are returned with the originals. If they want to view them, they will need a computer running at least Windows XP or later, or Mac OS 9 or later and a CD/DVD player, though that computer doesn’t need to be connected to the Internet at all. However, if they don’t have a computer, you can still order and provide a Gift Box to your recipient—just indicate that the completed scans and originals should be sent to you, which can be done on the order form.
» Are my gift recipient’s images safe with ScanCafe?
Yes, they are. Your Gift Box will be tracked from door to door using our integrated UPS tracking system, and handled according to the same procedures that have allowed us to successfully scan over 95 million images. While at our scanning facility, your recipient’s images will be under 24x7 monitoring in a controlled-access, climate-controlled environment, and handled with our usual white glove treatment by trained technicians. In addition, all Gift Box orders are covered by our standard $1,000 handling guarantee, which promises that if your recipient’s gift box is lost while in the possession of ScanCafe, we will compensate your recipient up to $1,000 in cash and a year of free scanning services. The gift box must be packed in accordance with ScanCafe packaging instructions in order to be covered by our guarantee.
» Can I log in to check on the progress of the order for my recipient?
We will send status updates by email to you and your gift box recipient, and you or your recipient can call in at any time and check status.
» Can I buy this for myself?
Yes, you can. However, you will probably find that our regular scanning service will make more sense, for two reasons. First, with our regular scanning service, you send us your slides, negatives, and photos, and we charge you precisely for what you send. It’s hard to say the same thing for the Gift Box, since it’s hard to say how many images you will be able to fit into it, in advance. Second, with our regular service, you’ll have a chance to review your images, and delete the ones that you don’t want, up to 20% of your order. As the Gift Box is really intended for a gift to someone who’s not so comfortable with the internet, there is no review opportunity—once we scan the box’s contents, we return the originals and the scans immediately.
» Can I send it to my Mom, have her fill it up, and then have the completed scans sent to me?
Yes, you can. When you order, you can specify an a recipient for the empty box, and a Return recipient (for when the box is full of the originals and the completed scans). The empty box recipient and the Return recipient may be different people.
  • Quick Facts

    54% Percentage of Americans who say they've already lost important photos to fire, flood, and other causes. source: GfK North America, October 2008

  • Guaranteed. For Real.

    custom productThe only real guarantee in the business. If something happens to your originals while we have them, we’ll pay you up to $1,000.
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  • Experts Agree

    pop photography
    “The attention to detail was impressive. And so were the scans... pro-caliber work…”

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    Money
    “Best quality and cheapest…The best scanning service.”

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    cnet
    “Bottom line? Good quality and, at $0.24 per slide and $0.27 per print, the price is hard to beat.”

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  • Our Customers

    When I got my DVD back with the photos, I could not believe the quality of the scans! It was like I was transported back in time....It was truly an emotional experience reliving those photos on my computer with such startling clarity and quality.

    - Matthew C., Columbus, GA (Dec 2007)

    The images I received were amazing quality - just like the original pictures...I loved that ScanCafe had great prices and that I could choose which images to purchase after they had scanned them all - what a deal!

    - Connie S.,Toccoa, GA (August 2008)

    I am a full time professional photographer for 17 years. I recently sent an equal amount of slides to both ScanCafe, and a major US competitor. The scans came back from Scan Cafe, and every single one of them was 100% perfect. 20% of the scans from the competitor were completely unusable, and 50% of them required adjusting in Photoshop. And to make it even better, Scan Cafe was one third the price of the competitor...

    - Brian S., Baltimore, MD (July 2007)

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