Document Services can scan transmissive materials, such as 35mm
slides or transparencies up to 8" x 10" . Document Services can also digitize reflective material, like photographs or other flat art, up to 12" x 17".
We can capture in both grayscale (8 bit) or color (24 bit, RGB) mode. Our default for continuous tone imaging is to capture objects as they appear at the time of scanning. We use RGB mode, since it will capture all variations in color and tonality. For example, sepia-toned images and black-and-white images that have yellowed over time are captured in RGB mode instead of grayscale. This gives an accurate impression of the original's appearance at the time of scanning. Please let us know if grayscale is desired instead of RGB.
If the materials you wish to have scanned are for class instruction at MIT, please check Artstor and/or the Rotch Visual Collections online at Dome to see if your images have already been digitized. Images from the above sites are available free to members of the MIT community.
Standard slide and photographic services:
- Basic color correction, cropping and dust removal is included. (Any additional image manipulation will be billed at our hourly rate of $60.)
- Digitized images are supplied as TIFF files on CD-ROM.
- Normal turnaround time is 3-4 business days.
- Rush service (1-2 business days) is available at double the cost of the whole order.
- Minimum order amount is $15.
||scan up to a 35 mb file
||$4.50 per slide
(4"x5" up to 8"x10")
|scan up to a 35 mb file
||$5.50 per transparency
|Flat Art or photographs
(up to 12"x17")
|$5.00 per piece
$8.00 per piece
|Custom file naming
||$1.00 per image
|Image manipulation beyond basic service
||$60 per hour
For inquiries about specialized scanning for unique materials or large collections, please contact Document Services at (617) 253-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Copyright restrictions may apply to certain materials. The quality of the original material will determine the quality of the digitized images.