Cleaning Photographic Glass Plate Negatives
It is usually recommended that glass plate negatives stand upright in archival boxes. When plates are stacked horizontally unnecessary pressure is put on the plates at the bottom of the pile. Plates should not shift or slide in their boxes.
If they do not fit the box snugly, the space can be filled with acid free boards cut the same size as the negatives. For additional support, you can also put acid free boards in between the plates. Plates should be boxed with plates that are the same size. Do not box 4×5 inch plates with 5×7 inch plates or 5×7 inch plates with 8×10 inch plates. Smaller plates housed with large plates will not fully support the surface area of the larger plates.
Our archiving solutions can can scan your negatives, in any format to the resolution you require, saving these on the medium of your choice, from CD DVD USB or external hard drive.
Using Digital ICE Technology, scratches, dust and other inperfections can be removed, with colour restore and faded light technology bringing the negatives back to their original appeal.
Flat Bed Book Scanning
We digitise books by using our flat bed scanning equipment and digitilise high resolution images of the pages, either as single pages or double page spreads.
Digital image files can have metadata entered into the filenames; such as the volume name/number, chapter, and page number of the book from which they were captured.