35mm Slide & Strip Scanning Colour Reversal Photographic Slide Film  | Oxford UK

Archiving and Scanning Digitisation at Oxford Duplication Centre

Slide Scanning Solutions in Oxfordshire UK

Colour Reversal Film | Reversal, Slide or Transparency Photographic Film Scanning

35mm Slides | 35mm Half Frame | 35mm Negative Strips | 35mm Half Frame Negative Strips | 110 Pocket Slides | 3D Stereo Slides | 126 film mounts | 127 Superslides | 110 Negative Strips | 126 Negative Strips | Disc Negatives

Our award winning photographic film 35mm slide scanning service are highly recommended by leading historical and archival companies that require the highest quality digitisation.

Our technicians are highly trained in scanning 35mm slides and film strips. With a wealth of experience with all types of photographic film material, our high resolution scanners are capable of digitising 35mm slides and negative film at any resolution to support your requirements, creating output formats in TIFF, JPEG, JPEG2000 options. 

In photography, reversal film or slide film is a type of photographic film that produces a positive image on a transparent base. Instead of negatives and prints, reversal film is processed to produce transparencies or diapositive.  Reversal film is produced in various sizes, from 35 mm to roll film to 8×10 inch sheet film.

There are different types of films today:

  1. Print films are standard, commonly used films. They produce transparent negatives (images with inverted colors) that are printed on photographic paper with use of an enlarger or by contact printing. These films can be color or black-and-white.
  2. Color reversal film (or "slide film".) works the same as print film but it doesn’t invert colors. It makes diapositives (transparencies) which can be placed in small metal, plastic or cardboard frames and used as slides in projectors or slide-viewers. There are also color reversal sheet films of large format. They are used by professional photographers in order to produce very-high-resolution images which can be later scanned digitally.
  4. Black-and-white reversal film exists but is used rarely. Positive black-and white slides can be produced from negative without much problems and this method is more commonly used.
  6. Instant films are exposed and developed by instant camera after a photograph has been taken, without need to be developed in laboratory.

Some films are made to be sensitive to non-visible radiations: ultraviolet and infrared.

Those films made to be sensitive to X-ray radiation are used for medical imaging and can for instance see broken bones or foreign objects in body without need for invasive surgery.

Photographs used different types of films according to their characteristics. “Film speed” describes a film's sensitivity to light. “Slow” films have lower sensitivity and have to be exposed to light much longer to achieve same image as some “faster” films.

Scanning resolutions are guided by the film type you bring in. From short orders to bulk orders we can confidently support your slide scanning requirements.

35mm Positive and Negative Photographic Film Services | Offering High Quality Film Scanning Solutions. From 1 negative to 1000's of Archives.

We offer many options of resolution to suit our clients to National Archive Standards.  If you require a variation of DPI (PPI), please do advise when placing your order.

Standard JPEG10 (upto 4800dpi) - Perfect for consumer viewing on mobile devices, computers and TVs.
Publication TIFF (3200dpi+) - Perfect for publications and clients wishing a HQTIFF but manageable file size.
Archival TIFF (4800dpi - 6800dpi) - Ideal for historical societies, museums and private collections who wish to archive uncompressed digital files.
Imacon Virtual Drum Scan TIFF (6300dpi) - Ideal for specialists requiring high tonal capture for print production.

Please follow the below links for medium format film, glass plates and large transparencies, which are priced differently due to the more complex nature of digitising these formats.    

SCANNING OUTPUT 1+ 10+ 50+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 5000+
Standard JPEG 3200dpi-4800dpi 2.00 1.00 0.50 0.40 0.35 0.30 0.25
Publication TIFF 3200dpi 4.00 2.00 1.00 0.75 0.65 0.55 0.45
Archival TIFF 4800dpi-6800dpi 6.00 3.00 1.50 1.25 1.00 0.75 0.75
Imacon Virtual Drum TIFF 6300dpi 8.00 4.00 2.00 1.75 1.50 N/A N/A
35mm Slides, 35mm Half Frame, 35mm Negative Strips, 35mm Half Frame Negative Strips,
110 Pocket Slides, 3D Stereo Slides, 126 film mounts, 127 Superslides, 110 Negative Strips,
126 Negative Strips, Disc Negatives.

All slides, negatives and strips are professionally cleaned and digitised to the correct resolution, before entering our post production suite where images are toned and sharpened.
Contact: cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com Tel: 01865 457000
All prices exclude VAT @ 20%

Our offices are open Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am - 3pm

Our offices and large customer parking are located at the back of our premise, 29b Rear Part Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 1AQ, behind the large green building attached, opposite Benmead Road.

Contact Us 01865 457000 or email cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com