Scans and photo reproduction service

We use the most sophisticated acquisition systems available on the market for highest quality scanning and photo reproduction. Negatives and positives up to 4″×5″ are captured using a Hasselblad Flextight X5, with its unique virtual drum scanning method, ensuring perfect focus over the entire film surface. For photographic reproductions we use a Phase One IQ3 digital back, with the latest generation 100 mega-pixel CMOS (also available for rental). In the case of deteriorated originals, we offer a highly qualified digital restoration service.

Scans

The Hasselblad Flextight X5 is an excellent negative/positive scanner with the capability of generating the copy file in FFF format, equivalent to the RAW format of modern digital cameras. This format contains the raw information captured by the sensor and can be processed directly by the user using ordinary photo-editing tools, for full flexibility of interpretation without added cost.
For copying larger prints, historic photos and any kind of 2D artwork up to A3 size, we use an Epson flatbed scanner with adjustable point of focus.

Photo reproduction

For sizes greater than 40x60cm we use a photo-reproduction setup prepared for each case, with a mast and two 45° flash lights, complete with colour check.
For this work we use a Phase One IQ3 digital back, with 100 MP CMOS sensor, always generating a colour profile in each session, so as to guarantee absolute fidelity.

Scans

The Hasselblad Flextight X5 is an excellent negative/positive scanner with the capability of generating the copy file in FFF format, equivalent to the RAW format of modern digital cameras. This format contains the raw information captured by the sensor and can be processed directly by the user using ordinary photo-editing tools, for full flexibility of interpretation without added cost.
For copying larger prints, historic photos and any kind of 2D artwork up to A3 size, we use an Epson flatbed scanner with adjustable point of focus.

Photo reproduction

For sizes greater than 40x60cm we use a photo-reproduction setup prepared for each case, with a mast and two 45° flash lights, complete with colour check.
For this work we use a Phase One IQ3 digital back, with 100 MP CMOS sensor, always generating a colour profile in each session, so as to guarantee absolute fidelity.

Scans
35mm
Scans
120mm
8000dpi 3200dpi
Scans
4×5
Scans
A3
2040dpi 800dpi

Restoration

Printed images and films are prone to deterioration: staining, scratches, and colour alteration related to the original chemical processes are especially common. Our restoration work on the scanned copy regains an image of original quality. By archiving a digital copy of the original print, slide or negative, you can also block the aging process forever.