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Print, Album & Artwork Scanning

michaels provides professional photo scanning services to preserve photo memories so they can be enjoyed in today’s digital age. We scan all shapes and sizes of photos and offer flexible storage options. Now is the time to convert your photo collection to digital!

Our laboratory handles all custom scanning from any source to any file resolution and in any file format, cropped to your specifications and saved onto your CD, USB or sent by email transfer.

There are many different methods of scanning. The appropriate scanning solution will be chosen based on the original artwork's size, shape and the desired resolution.

All scanning services are completed on-site in our Professional Laboratory.


Shoebox Scanning

There is finally an economical solution for archiving all of your old prints! We can quickly scan your photos to CD or USB for as little as 27c per print! Once digitised, your photo memories can be readily viewed without digging through a box to find a photo. Digital photos can be copied and easily shared with family members so that everyone can have their own copy.

So grab that old shoebox in the cupboard and let us take care of the rest!

How to prepare your prints for Shoebox Scanning:

  • Prints must be loose (i.e. not in albums)
  • Prints must be in ‘good’ condition (i.e. no rips, frayed edges, soft edges, cracks, tears, etc.)
  • Remove all tape, staples, paper clips, blue tac, glue or other attachments from the prints
  • Mounted prints, film and mounted slides cannot be scanned with the Shoebox Scanner
  • Original prints must be a maximum of 10” wide

Prints that do not suit the above requirements can be digitised with our Flatbed Scanning service.

There are no guarantees that your prints will be scanned in a certain order. If you require scans in a specific order, additional charges will apply.

Resolution and File Types

Your prints can be scanned at:

  • 300PPI (1:1) - Print your file at the same size as the original
  • 600PPI (2:1) - Print your file at double the size as the original
  • 1200PPI (4:1) - Print your file at 4x the size as the original

Files are provided as JPEGs but TIFF files are available on request (25% surcharge applies).

Pricing

300ppi Scan 600ppi Scan 1200ppi Scan
1-50 $1.50 each $2.00 each $3.00 each
up to 100 $79.00 $99.00 $129.00
up to 200 $99.00 $129.00 $169.00
up to 300 $119.00 $159.00 $209.00
up to 400 $139.00 $179.00 $229.00
up to 500 $149.00 $199.00 $259.00
up to 600 $179.00 $229.00 $289.00

*72 hour turnaround

** TIFF files available (25% surcharge)

6x4 prints at the time of scan are available for only 19c each!


Flatbed Scanning

When flat images need to be reproduced, high resolution scanning yields unmatched results. Whether for reproductions of artwork, or scans of old photographic prints, scanning is the first step in making a high quality digital image.

High Resolution Photo Scanning

We scan photos as high resolution archival quality digital images which offers increased flexibility for enlarging, editing and printing. Each photo is carefully scanned individually by hand and includes precise cropping and manual editing for the highest quality results.

Photo Albums

We handle all shapes and sizes of photo albums. If photos are glued to pages we will scan directly from the page and if pages have writing around the pictures we can also scan the full album pages to preserve the layout.

White Glove Service!

We gently handle your photos and wear photo handling gloves so we don’t leave any fingerprints behind and wipe photos clean of dust and debris before scanning. We accept photos of any size, shape, age or condition.

Pricing

Price Per Image Bulk Price (11+)
300ppi (1:1) $5.95 $4.95
600ppi (2:1) $7.95 $6.95
1200ppi (4:1) $12.95 $10.95
2400ppi (8:1) $19.95 $17.95

*48 hour turnaround

** TIFF files available (25% surcharge)

Additional Information

  • Digital files are provided as JPEG or TIFF by request
  • Maximum size of original is A3 (300mm x 425mm or 11.5” x 16.75”) Originals larger than A3 can be scanned using our Large Format Scanning Service
  • Maximum file size is 20000 x 30000 pixels
  • Maximum resolution for 8”x12” print is 2400PPI
  • Maximum resolution for 12”x18” print is 1200PPI
  • Scanning is best for works of art that are matte or low gloss, such as watercolour, pastel, charcoal, pencil, crayon, wax, oil sticks, line art, etc.
  • Additional service options include:
    • Colour Correction
    • B&W Conversion
    • Sepia Conversion
    • Zoom & Crop
    • Dust & Scratch Removal

Large Format and Artwork Scanning

For originals which are larger than A3, we recommend digitisation with our Large Format Scanning service. We will provide you with a digital copy with can be used to reproduce a fine art print.

Large format scanning is recommended for:

  • Large maps, documents or photographs
  • Larger paintings, or those with textured brushstrokes, metallic paints and/or glossy surfaces

Scanning original artwork creates a useful digital copy, which can be used to reproduce a fine art print. It is an important process for artists, to ensure they have a usable, comparable version of their artwork for online and print portfolios, and future print production. A digital image can also be altered in any way the artist or designer chooses, without damage to the original.

Price Per Image
Smaller than A3 $29.95
A3 to A1

$49.95

A1 to A0 $149.95
A0 + $329.95

*72 hour turnaround

** Some orders may need to be quoted independently depending on the state of the original (i.e. if the original is severely curled, if stitching is required, etc.)