In almost every closet or basement there is a box of old vintage photographs from years ago taken with film that document family history, birthdays, wedding and genealogy through photographs. Many photos are stored in albums, some in shoe boxes, many are yellowing with age and the images are slowly disappearing.
The challenge is how to preserve and archive these photographs for future generations. Your photos don’t have to disappear and fade away. Stop the deterioration now before it’s too late.
At Hamilton Color Lab we are experts and pros at digitizing photographs. We take the process a few steps further than a home flat bed scanner or a “one-hour” photo lab where quality can be less than desired.
Although technology has improved over the year home scanners still have their limitations, especially when reading density and shading gradients in the blacks and whites. This becomes important in photos where detail is important. For example detail on a wedding dress, or black pants disappear with over-the-counter consumer scanners.
Self service consumer scanners found in department stores and chain pharmacies are even worse. We have seen the results of many disappointed customer who bring in digital files with poor color, scanner noise, low resolution and the ability to only print small sizes.
However with our state of the art scanning process, detail is preserved. Our scanners are calibrated for color, contrast and just the right amount of sharpness to fool your aunt that the copy isn’t the original. You’ve heard the saying “Is it live, or is it Memorex?” Well, a Hamilton photo scan is so close to the original you might have a hard time telling the two apart.
So bring in your 4×6, 3.5×5, photos, and even your larger prints up to 8×10 in size. All we ask is they are sorted by size and facing in the same direction.
Mention this article for a 10% discount on our already low prices.
For a limited time we are offering an archive scan and print for only $1.00 (Qty 250+)
What you will receive
- Professionally scanning process
- High resolution digital 400 dpi JPG images (CD or provided USB drive)
- Printable to 11×14
- Images ideal for cropping and enlarging
- Fine detail, noiseless images
- Archival 4×6 photo processed prints
- Silver halide archival photo paper
- Archival acid-free sleeves to protect images for generations
We recommend to back up your photo files onto your computer or other storage device and place the original discs in a secure safe place away from heat and humidity. With the backed up digitized photos you can them either create slide shows, photo books, or any myriad of photo editing and digital scrap booking projects.
A Few FAQs about Hamilton Color Lab
- All photos are scanned in house by qualified technicians who care about your memories (we do NOT ship to a fulfillment center)
- Located in Omaha Nebraska at 120th & I Street (4305 South 120th St to be exact)
- Have been in business for over 40 years and the same location since 1990
- Same owner, family business run by Dave Hamilton
- All photos are printed in house on a range of calibrated printers
- One of the few photo printers that still print on silver halide paper with true photography chemistry
- We answer our own phones, care about our customers, and love bacon (did I say that?) Yes, we can be bribed with bacon or chocolate.
- We accept not only local orders but you can upload digital prints to our website, or send us your (very carefully packaged) photos for scanning.
If you have any questions about our services please feel free to call us at 402-330-1600
- Your Photos Don’t Have to Disappear – So Soon (eogn.com)
- You Say you want more Resolution? How Much DPI/PPI is Too Much? (Library of Congress)