Slide Scanning Services | ScanCafe

Slide Scanning Services

Don't Let Your Memories Fade Away. Preserve Them Digitally Forever. Digitize Your Slides Today!

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Your old photo slides are in jeopardy. Minute by minute, even in the dark, they are changing color, scratching, and possibly developing fungal stains. But you don't have to let them degrade in this way. We can help you convert your slides to digital photos at ScanCafe and save the memories stored in them.

  • Individually scanned and repaired by hand
  • High 10MP resolution allows enlargements
  • Door-to-door tracking for guaranteed safety
  • Amazing value: $0.37 per 35mm color slide, and Value Kit available from $0.25/scan
  • 10 Business Days* processing available

How Our Slide Scan Service Works

We have designed the whole process to be as PAIN-FREE as possible.

Send
All you have to do is ship us your slides and we will get to work digitizing your slides for you.

ScanCafe's Technicians
Your slides are handled with extreme care and then manually corrected by a skilled technician. Your slides will be transferred at our Indianapolis lab with a 3-4 week turnaround time.

Enjoy & Share
By the end of the process, you have all your locked slides digitized and available for digital download, or DVD or USB drive.

What Sets Our Slide Scanning Services Services Apart

At ScanCafe, we go above and beyond to ensure the safety of your slides. From 60 high definition surveillance cameras covering the entire property, we ensure that the entire scanning process is captured and retained via surveillance video. From the moment your package arrives we weigh your package to the gram and take a video of the package being opened. Prior to returning your order, we weigh the products to the gram and compare to the arrival weight. We know how important your slides are to you, and that is why we take pride in the safety measures we have put in place to protect your memories.

Quality & Safety Your Slides Deserve

Chances are, your old slides are some of the most precious things you have. So when you send them off to a slide scanning service, you expect them to be treated carefully. At ScanCafe, we understand that. We never run them through some automated correction process, where a piece of software guesses its way through a batch of your most important memories. Yet with most services, that happens all the time.

We believe in giving each slide the TLC it deserves. Slides that have been boxed and stored for a long time are fragile and prone to scratches. If they haven’t been stored in a dry environment, they may even have mold buildup on them. In such cases, we use an anti-static film cleaner and a lint-free cloth to remove the mold, making sure we wipe carefully along the length of the slide because using a circular motion can cause more scratches. In short, we go to great lengths to make sure that your slides are handled and prepped carefully to yield the best possible scans.

We think that every single slide you send us should be examined by a highly trained technician with a good eye and a terrific set of hands. In our experience, that really is the best way to scan slides.

Before Photo Scanning After Photo Scanning

Individual Slide Corrections & Adjustments

Converting slides to digital images is just one part of our slide scanning service at Scancafe. The other key part of the process involves digital photo restoration and editing.

We've designed our service from the ground up around the idea of a technician individually processing and correcting your slides as needed. Every slide we receive requires some correction for the effects of time, since color slides inevitably shift color and scratch over time (unless you've stored them in archival-quality, subzero conditions). We routinely carry out the following fixes to make your digitized slide images look their best.

  • Re-orientation
  • Cropping
  • Scratch and dust removal
  • Color correction
  • Red-eye removal
  • Other minor damage

For our standard slide scanning service, a technician will spend approximately four minutes per slide addressing all of the problems above, and then some. Based on our experience scanning millions of slides, this produces amazing quality almost all of the time, for just pennies per image. (Some slides may be so damaged they require our photo restoration service, but that's relatively rare).

Our Cost Promise For Digitizing Your Slides

We believe that you shouldn’t have to scrutinize every slide in your collection in order to decide if it's worth digitizing. Since we give you the option of discarding a portion of your scans (up to 20% of them), it’s ok if the stray duplicate or blurred image shows up in your scans. You won’t end up paying for them.

So, you don't have to make a hard choice between affordability and quality when it comes to preserving your memories. At ScanCafe, you can get both!

Benefits of ScanCafe Digitizing Your Slides

Most people think that if they have a slide scanner, they can tackle the job themselves. While that’s true to a certain extent, it ignores the cost of spending many precious weekend hours on the project. You also have to be aware that non-standard slide formats require a different type of handling from 35mm slides. And slides with debris and dust on them (a common problem with slides that have been kept in storage for a while) need to be cleaned and prepped before they are ready for scanning.

So, you don't have to make a hard choice between affordability and quality when it comeWhen you have a large collection of slides, it makes sense to use a professional slide scanning service like ScanCafe with both the equipment and expertise to get the job done - quickly and painlessly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you scan medium format slides?
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My slides are very old. Can you remove mold from my old slides?
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Many of my slides are extremely faded, how are you able to restore the colors?
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What is resolution or dpi and which dpi should I choose?
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What type of box should I ship my images in?
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