Think of the many negatives you may have that you couldn’t print because of damage or exposure. Now you can scan your negative, restore it in a photo restoration program like Photo Shop and then have us burn it to a 4×5 or 8×10 black and white traditional negative.
Museums and collection agencies have nitrate negatives that are not stable. To help preserve these collections, we suggest digitizing them then creating an new negative on safety film using our LVT service.
This is also a great way to take a digital file to make a negative for printing on fiber base papers or using alternative processes such as platinum, gum or carbon printing.
We also use our LVT system to create products that are used in medical, industrial and scientific applications. Most importantly, film is the best way to preserve an image!
Here’s the steps for submitting your image: FILE MUST BE ADOBE RGB 1998 , tiff format
FROM YOUR DIGITAL FILE:
Send your existing file: do not: over-sharpen, play with the levels too much or upsize (make larger) than original. At this time we don’t have an Ftp service and we suggest using a cloud storage service such as: WeTransfer, Hightail, Dropbox, Google Cloud, etc. Please contact us before sending your image.
FROM PRINT OR NEGATIVE: Send a high resolution scan of your image. We suggest using an on-line server for emailing to save time. Your image must be: RGB, Tiff even though it’s a black and white image.
- Scan for 4″x5″@2030 dpi.
- If the original is a digital file, don’t change the original resolution.
- The LVT burns at 80 pixels per millimeter.
- Send it as a “positive” image, RGB 8bit or 16 bit.
- Don’t over sharpen, over adjust levels or overwork your print.
- When possible burn a step-wedge along side your image and let us know what readings you are getting.
- We will burn your file to a 4×5 or 8×10 black and white film negative .
- You will receive the negative for printing and preservation. It’s that easy!
- Once we receive your image file, we need your shipping and payment information before proceeding. Please call us with your payment information. We will email an invoice before starting your project
- Turn around time is 3+ weeks depending on our schedule and the calibration of your image file. ** Please call or email first for turn-around times, times may vary depending on the schedule.
From your READY file: The cost: 4×5 b/w Negative: $65.00+ 8×10 b/w Negative: $125.00+ No Volume Discounts as these are difficult to create. Depending on your project, additional set-up charge may apply.