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Professional Scanning • Art & Photo Giclée Printing • Custom Picture Framing

Archive & Old Photo Scanning Services

Scan old photos at ABC Fine ART

Non-Contact Old Photo Scanning Service

Do you have a collection of precious old photos that you are looking to digitize? These captured memories hold significant sentimental value. At ABC Fine ART we specialize in scanning and printing of old photos, serving clients throughout Greater Vancouver. With the age of digital technology we can reproduce images precisely so that your collection can be shared with the whole family. Additionally, if these photos are in need of restoration, retouching, colourization, or repair, with our state of the art digital tools and master artists, we can repair any kind of damage. See our section on ‘Digital Photo Restoration Services’ for more details.

Scanning Valuable Documents Without Damage

We digitize historical documents, delicate certificates, paintings, textiles and countless other valuable documents and objects without risk of damage. We uphold the importance of handling these documents with the best care and caution. With our various scanning systems, originals are captured without illumination problems or contact with artwork surface. Our CRUSE scanner is groundbreaking in its technology and is used frequently for archives and libraries because of its multi functionality at minimum exposure of the original. Compared to other methods, the CRUSE exposes archival material to one-tenth the amount of light utilizing an advanced lighting source. There are also vacuum plates on the table that can be zone regulated. As you can see, its physical handling is gentle in order to digitize at the highest quality possible without putting stress on the respective material.

Be assured that your original will return to you just as you entrusted us with it. Don’t wait, come visit us and we’ll have your old photos and other archives ready to be distributed in no time.

Scanning Old family Documents at ABC Fine ART

Scanning Service Includes:

  • 20 minute FREE consultation
  • Digitizing artwork
  • One time FREE of charge monitoring colour matching (max 30 min)
  • One high resolution printable file, .tif or .jpg format
  • One low resolution web based file .jpg format
  • Any additional requested files (additional charge in some cases)
  • Additional printable colour calibration (additional charge)
  • Print preparation is NOT included in the scanning service
  • Photoshop and image editing is NOT included in the scanning service

Scanned Image File Formats

We provide you with a 50 to 90 megapixel (or larger upon request) in 16-bit, Adobe RGB, .tiff OR .jpg file. For large format scanning, depending on the artworks size, a 360, 300 and 240 dpi file. One 1200 pixels/72dpi for internet usage. Upon request we also provide a 10-megabyte JPEG file, for submitting to online art stores such as Fine Art America at NO EXTRA COST.

Where We Scan Artwork

In our Burnaby location, we capture and digitize your image or artwork. Our studio is set up with a Cruse scanner, professional grade, accurate lighting system, set to capture your images colour as true as possible. Every piece of art is individually handled, to capture its texture and colour and maintain its original look in a digital format. Our large format scanners and our photography capturing methods, create a sharp image with more natural textures. For smaller artworks (up to 8.5”x11”) we may capture all the desired detail using our professional flatbed scanner.

Scanned Files Ownership

We believe strongly in customer trust and satisfaction. Some companies do not share printable files with customers to ensure that printing jobs remain under the jurisdiction of their companies. At ABC Fine ART, we acknowledge your scanned files as your property. Printing services are available if you choose to print with us.

Please Note:

  • Please note that our minimum size for scanning orders is 8x10″
  • To assure the quality of the work, we highly recommend a print of any size upon scanning
  • Pricing for 3 optional 8x10" colour proofs is $52.50 – each additional proof is $17.50
  • Original images that are currently framed and must be removed from the frame for scanning are charged $30
  • Colour proofs are printed on 8.5x11 matte paper
  • The customer is responsible for insuring all artwork left with ABC Fine ART Printing
  • When artwork are shipped to be scanned at our facilities, the customer is responsible for shipping and insurance

Art Scanning Services Terms and Conditions

By Accepting our special prices for scanning services You Agree:

  1. ABC Fine ART offers a high resolution printing file in .tif OR .jpeg format and a low resolution .jpeg file for web publication. Any extra files may subject to additional fees.
  2. ABC Fine ART offers up to 30 minutes FREE of charge for colour correction for scanned files. Hourly rate fees may apply to extra advanced colour correction or image editing.
  3. After client confirms scanned files, additional colour correction or image editing will apply hourly rate charges.
  4. The scanned files will be accessible to download onto any device from a Dropbox link for three (3) months.
  5. If a backup or entire file is lost by the client, there may be charges involved for the file recovery.
  6. ABC Fine ART reserves the right to keep a backup of all scanned files, always.
  7. ABC Fine ART offers each client 20 min FREE of charge consultation, any extra time may be subject to an hourly rate fee.
  8. ABC Fine ART reserves the right to use scans to showcase its' work for marketing purposes, including both digital and print formats. If client don’t agree to this term the full price of scanning and colour matching will be charged.

Where To Bring Your Artwork

You can bring in your artwork to our location in Burnaby, if you are not able to do so you can mail it to us. Please allow 5 business days after receiving your artwork for colour matching and correcting. We strongly recommend insuring your artwork before sending it.

ABC Fine ART
109 – 3993 Henning Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia, V5C 6P7

For further question please contact us at:
Local phone: 604-299-0203
Toll free: 1-855-999-0203
Email: [email protected]

Business Hours
Mon. - Fri. 9:30am - 6:00pm PT
Saturdays: 10:00am - 5:00pm PT
Closed Sundays and Statutory Holidays