PROCESSES AND SERVICES




PROCESSES AND SERVICES

55 YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY

SLIDE SCANNING SERVICES ON CUSTOM BUILT MACHINES

  • We designed, build and sell our scanners, something we have been doing for forty years. We were just not satisfied with the units from Nikon and Kodak.
  • We know many of these slides are dusty from age, possibly the box they were stored in has deteriorated and location hasn’t helped them.  Like the Phoenix we named on of our machines, We bring the images back to life.
  • We have three levels of financial encumbrance depend in you needs as to volume, and definition. We can handle any size load.
  • Each slide is treated with filtered compressed air to remove loose debris.
  • Your slide is corrected to the proper orientation.
  • We apply color - exposure correction on each slide as needed. 
  • We check each slide individually and make corrections as best we can.  (HE service)
  • We advise you of some slides which may be too far gone.  
  • All by hand - All work is done in house, nothing leaves the premises, complete confidentiality.  
  • All corrections  are done in Photoshop.
  • I’ll bet you have customers, friends, and relatives, with room closets, attics or basements serving as burial grounds for memories filled with lots of Ektachrome, Kodachrome, FujiChrome and AgfaChrome slides.  
  • Just so you know, you probably might not be aware of is they are slowly fading, degaussing and gathering dust, just lying there in shoe boxes or Kodak Carousel Trays.   
  • I bring those memories back to life and can handle any volume of slides with my own registered and designed professional equipment that we build for the trade and those wanting a new start up no competition business.
  • NOTE:  Personally, I have no problem with art pictures, nudes, exotic art.  I worked for Playboy and taught classes, shot wars, crashes, you name it,  but nothing involving children, pedophilia, and so forth. 
     


IMPOSSIBLE SLIDES - EURO OR HARD MOUNTS 

PURPOSE:  We receive some really odd slides at times that require special handling since they are so thick and they cannot go through the S2D automatic digitizer or other means to get good results.   
Most are permanently mounted and removal might ruin the slide itself.  We have a solution and a new machine we built specifically for this work and like the Phoenix, it has risen  from the ashes.




PROFESSIONAL POWER PACKS WE MANUFACTURE


THE BLACK BOX  - LONG DISTANCE  POWER PACKS  📷 

I have built for the past 45 years the Black Box, the HD power pack was made for extended time range, heavy shooters in the wedding, event, sports, forensic, and commercial fields and are still made by my hands, created soldered and built one at a time in the USA.   And as of this year we have been building packs for 45 plus years, both for four and six battery units.  Most makes, most models including legacy models readily adapted.  
AND WE ARE NOT BANNED ON THE AIRLINES LIKE LITHIUM




NIKON CABLE SHORTENING AND REPAIR


NIKON CABLE SHORTENING  - SC-17, SC28, SC29 AND OTHERS 

I shorten Nikon Cables.  I have a work station just for it.   And you are probably wondering why Nikon ever made those cables for the SC-17, SC-28, SC-29 so damn long?  Because Nikon thought these cables could be used for off camera “ Statue of liberty” shooting, not as common a technique any more with brackets or wireless and integrated flash systems.  Unfortunately labeling and parts are not available, from anyone , anywhere, scavenging is ridiculous and half the parts I do find are no good.  It is total a scratch rebuild for me, if I can save it for you.  Call and we’ll discuss it. I am fair about things and will be very frank. Some just are too far gone.


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