SHOEBOX SCANNING (Unmounted Photographs)


Shoe Box Scanning
 (Family and other photographs transferred and digitized)

The term shoebox scanning came from the customers themselves, a huge amount of photographs not in albums were simply placed in shoeboxes and used for storage and transportation.  If you do wish to keep them after scanning, you would be better off using freezer bags, sealed as shoeboxes draw critters and things that eat cardboard and do the photos for desert.

This service is for loose photographs, slides are handled in the next section.  No longer will families  need to argue over who has the family photographs.  Tom Bailey Shoebox Scan service is your solution. We use a specially designed High-speed Kodak® scanner to provide quality scans of your precious memories.  

Not just one or two photographs, rather your entire shoebox (again the most common packaging we receive)  of up to 1000 prints for one low price.  The scanned images are saved to a high quality CD or DVD as jpeg (.jpg) image files.  The disk is returned to you in a presentation case with a collage of your images on the cover.  Kodak is a registered trademark of the Kodak Alaris System.

Your photographs are then protected from the ravages of time, weather, crayons, humidity and poor storage conditions.  Additional copies of the digital files are available for other family members.

Please don’t let your precious photographs fade away everyday the ravages of time are taking their toll. 


How To Prepare Your Photographs for Shoebox Scanning  (Simple Common Sense Procedure)

  • As this is a high speed, low cost service it is important that all photographs be properly prepared for scanning to avoid disappointment.   Preparation is important for the total process to work, but it’s quite simple.  Your preparation efforts  enhance the final product.

  • First, only loose photos may be scanned,  please remove all photographs from albums and album pages.  It’s a good time to get rid of those folks you hopefully will never see again or just send them to the jail of their choice or the county prosecutor.  We found the garbage can works best.

  • Make certain there is no hanging tape or sticky substance on the photographs.   Most can be removed with a damp rag or alcohol, being very careful. Test it on a part of the photo that is not important.

  • Remove all staples, paper clips, welding materials,  and booby traps, as these will damage the high-speed scanner.  

  • Sort the pictures by size and their correct direction.  

  • Pictures may be from wallet size (2½ X 3½) up to 8 X 12.  

  • Bundle each size and direction separately.  A 4 X 6 index card or any cardboard is a handy way to separate your bundles. 

  • You may want to sort from the last image to the first image as the scanner feeds from back to front.

  • Photographs with legal or important data on the back, will need to be sorted separately and marked with a note, or flagged in some way for two sided scanning.  This counts as two pictures.

  • Again photographs must be unmounted and not in frames, mounts or heavy cardboard which will not go through the scanner. Regrettably Polaroid and Kodak Instant Prints will not scan though the Alaris system.  These images may be added as “Manual Scans” at additional cost on our other scanning devices.  

  • Federal law prohibits the scanning of copyrighted images, UNLESS you have a written copyright release from the copyright holder, which is generally the photographer.

 

CHECKLIST
◻️  All photographs are facing up?  

◻️  All photographs are loose? 

◻️  All photographs are unmounted?

◻️  All photographs sorted by size and direction?

◻️  All photographs have no paper clips, staples or sticky substance?

◻️  All photographs that are mounted or thick backed including Polaroid types placed separately

◻️  All photographs are no smaller than 2½ X 3½


PRICE SCHEDULES - includes ARCHIVING TO CD
Shoebox Scan, price for scanning up to 1000 photographs                    $99.00

Shoebox Scan, price for scanning over 1000 photographs                     $10.00 per 100

Shoebox Scan, price for scanning smaller  amount than 125.                 $49.99